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So, I'm at an airport bar...right now.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by JohnSnowNW, Mar 7, 2013.

  1. JohnSnowNW

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    I see they have a Sam Adams seasonal on tap (alpine spring) that I haven't heard of.

    Me: What style?
    Bartender: Wheat.
    Me: I'll try it.
    SIP: This is not a wheat at all.

    It was okay...not going to order it again. I guess the next time I see something at an airport bar I'll just look it up on my phone.
     
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    Continuing the SA tradition of brewing beer for people that don't like beer
     
  3. jtdolla911

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    The Alpine Spring is pretty good when it's fresh, and is real easy to drink, so basically its good when you know what you're getting.
     
  4. jtdolla911

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    At least they didn't water it down like some of their other seasonals. Their winter lager seemed to get watered down and every year except for the most recent, did someone call them out?
     
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    Sheesh. They will hire anyone at an airport bar these days.
     
  6. JohnSnowNW

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    They only have 6 beers on tap...shouldn't be difficult to know what you sell.
     
  7. nhindian

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    You don't get the wheat bursting from Alpine Spring?

    I think your palate's broken.
     
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    It's certainly not a wheat beer, but it's a refreshing brew that I'll order at bars where their selection is dominated by BMC beers.
     
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    Airports should only hire Cicerone certified bartenders. Screw spending money on safety
     
  10. gatornation

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    tell us what Airport
     
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    when you travel, drink bourbon. Trust me.
     
  12. JohnSnowNW

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    DFW
     
  13. plutoniumpete

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    yup, Im at Logan right now. 4 taps, only one with a handle. Bud Light. I ask is that all you have on tap. "Yes". Ok, what do you have in bottle? "Bud, Bud Light, Bud Platinum, Miller Lite, Corona, Sam Light." Fine, "Sam Light."

    Has anyone ever had Sam Light? I might as well have been drinking a Bud Light. So consider yourself lucky OP!

    edit: I gave up liquor for lent, so no bourbon for this guy
    double edit: everyone else at the bar was drinking bourbon. no kidding.
    one more for good measure: another guy walked up and asked what else was on tap. Found out only Bud Light, he walked away. Followed him to Legal test kitchen. SNPA on tap for the win.
     
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    That's lame. I thought Alpine Spring was very "meh," but it's being shoved down our throats around here. Advertised, six packs, billboards, etc. My only justification of this is that it's a very easy baby step for the BMC people. It wasn't a bad beer, it was just kinda boring.

    I think part of a bartender's job is to know drinks. If you can memorize all those shots/cocktails, know your top shelf to the bottom shelf liquors, memorize prices of all these drinks...you should be able to tell a customer what styles of beers you have on tap. Especially if you have a small beer list and four of them are BMC. I've chatted with bartenders at beer bars who knew immense details about each beer they had on tap and they were excited to tell me about it.
     
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    You know, given the fact the TSA-holes are lazy, worthless pieces of crap...I think you're onto something here.
     
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    That's why you got to invest in some rum runners and fill em up with your favorite drink!
     
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    I try not to drink alcohol when flying. Bathroom availability isn't good on planes.
     
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    I enjoy Alpine Spring. You could do a lot worse.

    *shrugs*
     
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    What planes are you flying on without bathrooms? I can't imagine flying without drinking.
     
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    Some airports have good beer. DFW is not one of them.
     
  21. SaCkErZ9

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    Did they pull the old "You can get the large beer for $1 more. You can add a shot of tequila for $2 more". I am in DFW like five or six times a year and I swear they ask me that every time I go to the bar (which is every time I am in DFW).
     
  22. JohnSnowNW

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    $1.50, for the big one.
     
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    I think it's one of Sam Adams better 12oz beers. Definitely not bad.
     
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  24. JohnSnowNW

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    I dont disagree, but I was expecting a wheat.
     
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    Ah, yeah, it sucks the bartender didn't know what they were serving but you said you wouldn't order another so I assumed you didn't like it.
     
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    Airport bars are overpriced anyway...
     
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    fixed
     
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    I just mean I have to go to the bathroom a lot of times when I drink so it isn't convenient on a plane (especially if you aren't in an aisle seat).
     
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    That's precisely why I only drink Scotch on an airplane.
     
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    Alpine Spring is pretty good. I had a birthday bottleshare with some killer bottles a few weeks ago-I invited both "beer friends" and "non-beer friends." I purchased a few 12ers for the non-beer crowd to drink if they didn't want to try any of the shared bottles, one of those being Alpine Spring. I served lunch before the bottleshare got heated up and some of the beer group drank, and enjoyed, Alpine Spring. A few said they couldn't believe how much they enjoyed it, especially on a warm February day in LA.
     
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    Hmmm I've never liked scotch but if it doesn't make me piss I might need to reconsider.
     
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    Logan Airport has some good beer but it depends on what terminal you are in. There is the Boston Beerworks at the Jet Blue terminal and Cisco Brewing at the American terminal. Legal Seafood Test Kitchen at the Delta terminal and some decent tap handles in the international terminal but you have to walk all the way to the back and down the stairs into the domestic terminal which connects to it. I would have walked with that beer selection mentioned earlier. Water please.
     
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    Alpine Spring still tasted like an adjunct lager to me.
     
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    Alpine Spring isn't horrible. I had a $2.50 pint for happy hour a week ago and couldn't complain. However, I'm more of an Ambien guy when it comes to air travel.
     
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    Sam Adams Spring used to be a wheat beer for a few years if I recall correctly. Lazy bartender?
     
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    I remember my first Sam Adams beer at an airport.
     
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    I love Noble Pils. I guess I don't know beer.
     
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    I had a Mama's Yella Pils at Vineyard Grille at the Southwest terminal on Valentines Day...not too shabby.
     
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    Nobel Pils is good for their "6 packs beers." Their non 6 pack beers are still their best stuff.
     
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    I had a Goose Island IPA at O'Hare that was 9 bucks. The bartender laughed at my shock…but I tipped him well anyway!
     
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