Alamo on Slaughter Lane, I had a bit of trouble with that.
The Alamo has a section of their beer and wine menu call "Badass Taps," which feature seasonal and local brews. Usually, there is quite a bit to choose from, so when I asked the waitress what the badass taps were that evening, she started listing beers, and they all sounded great. Then she looked back down her list, and told me there were out of every beer she listed! I was shocked, because usually they have more than enough choices, and being out of everything I was thinking sounded good was stunning.
Whoever does the buying for the beers seriously messed up. This was early on a Saturday night, and unless they were getting deliveries of replacement kegs that night, there was sure to be lots of disappointed people like myself that night, not to mention the Sunday brunch crowd. Seriously, who dropped the ball on that?!
Well, undeterred, I picked something off of the regular beer menu. When the waitress came back a few moments later, she said that they were out of that as well...
Okay. Maybe there was a terrible accident, and they lost half their kegs to a kitchen explosion or something. I really have no good way to rationalize how they could possibly be out of so many beers on a Saturday night. After our seating debacle, I was just fed up, so I glanced at the menu again, said a little prayer, and requested a Dogfish Head India Brown, thinking that would be a great draft beer.
Thankfully, they hadn't run out of the India Brown. The reason? It is bottled. Somehow I got suckered into paying $4.50 or whatever for a bottle of beer. I would gladly pay $6.50 for a tap beer because that is a completely different beast, but that much for a bottle is a fools game.
The India Brown was okay, but it really tasted more like disappointment than deliciousness. So, after I finished it, I crossed my fingers and ordered a Austin Beerworks Pearlsnap Pils.
Much to my surprise, this came in draft form! Finally, a winner!
Sure, I should count my blessings that I was able to have a beer at the theater, but when you get used to something as awesome as the Alamo Drafthouse was, you are really bummed out when shit takes a turn for the worse. I was just do disappointed that I really did not enjoy my evening out.
Stay tuned for Alamo on Slaughter part III - Return of the Coupon
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