Beer on tap

beer on tapI finally got the old kegerator back into operation! It had been collecting dust in a corner of the studio.

We do not have the room in the house to put it, and the studio had to be made habitable. Those excuses out of the way, I just needed the initiative to prepare it for use. It is Memorial Day weekend, what better excuse. Sure, it will not be the legendary memorial Day Weekend Margarita Bash, but one has to start somewhere.

A buddy I work with is friends with the owner of a local dinner theater. They operate during tourist season, from October through May.

Joel introduced us, and I picked up a partial half-keg of Four Peaks 8th Street IPA. A full half-keg would run me over $110. I picked up a 1/2 keg that was tapped, about 1/3 full for $20. You do the math!

Yesterday I sanitized the lines. Today I picked up a new tank of CO2 from a local welding shop. We are ready for business!

Four Peaks is a local microbrewery, and they have an awesome selection. Joel, the bastard, picked up the keg of Kiltlifter. However, I am an IPA man, I love a good India Pale Ale. 8th Street is a nice IPA, not too sweet (IPAs aren’t) and not bitter. A wonderful amber color, a foamy head that last the entire pint, the perfect beer to enjoy with a cigar on a warm day.

I have been doing yard work today, getting ready for tomorrow.  We are going to barbeque ribs and wings. I ventured into the studio to organize the mess… I cannot work in disorganizaton at all. The studio – my side – is a disaster. That is due to my laziness. I am now working on cleaning my workbench, clearing clutter. But mostly I am working on that keg…

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