Imaginary Beer Tap

By on January 23, 2008 @ 5 PM (1 Comment)

I would like to thank one of my favorite authors Patrick F McManus and toast him with a mug of really good beer for his story about the imaginary gun for the idea.

Awhile back I was talking to John on one of our regular visits and posed the question if you had a beer tap what keg would you put in it? We knocked around some ideas and decided that for a great all around beer that we would like to drink and be proud to serve to any guest it would have to Ayinger Jahrhundert which is one of our top rated beer’s and surprisingly a lager. The next question was what if you had a second tap? This one turned out to be surprisingly easy but it was not one our highest rated beers. We both chose Guinness. We wanted a good counterpoint to the lager.

Here’s the advantage to the imaginary part. Imaginary beer taps are really, really cheap. They take up no space in your home, use no energy so they are environmentally sound, they don’t have to be cleaned, and you don’t have to worry that someone to young will use them. You have no worries about what is available in kegs locally. No problem with transportation, storage, hookups or remembering to return empty kegs. You can have as many as you can imagine. One last thing there will be no complaint from the wife about how much more you like them than her thus saving a ton of money on divorce and alimony. With so much good about them I can only find one bad thing about them.

You can’t get any damn beer from them.

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  1. John says:

    To answer a possible question you may be thinking – why did we pass on some of our other top rated beers like Trappistes Rochefort 10 or the Old Rasputin Russian Imperial Stout? We had that conversation and it amounted to this – if you have a beer tap at home the assumption is you’d want to drink multiple beers from it – fill it up several times. The problem with those are if you drink multiple glasses of the Rochefort 10 you better make sure you’ve got plenty of pillows lying around you for when you pass out from the 11.3% ABV. There’s great beers. There’s drinkable beers. There’s beer you can drink multiples of. For the tap, the lower ABV means you get to enjoy more tapped refreshment. As simple as that.

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