Saturday, February 16, 2008

Shout It From the Rooftops

Czechvar is on tap at Manuel's Tavern, Atlanta, Georgia.

Czechvar is on tap at Manuel's Tavern, Atlanta, Georgia!

CZECHVAR is on tap at Manuel's Tavern, ATLANTA, Georgia!!

CZECHVAR is on tap at MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!?!

CZECHVAR IS ON TAP AT MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CZECHVAR IS ON TAP AT MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CZECHVAR IS ON TAP AT MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

CZECHVAR IS ON TAP AT MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

Ahem.

A brief timeline for the uninitiated:

2001 -- Greg has Budvar for the first time in Prague

2002, probably -- Atlanta becomes one of the four North American test markets for "Czechvar," the name Budvar takes so that Budweiser doesn't get upset

Sometime soon after -- Czechvar apparently does ok, because it becomes available across the continent

Sometime soon after THAT -- cultural backwaters like "Vancouver" are able to laugh, as a legal dispute renders Czechvar (under any name) unavailable in Atlanta. Greg can only have it in Boulder or Europe.

February, 2008 -- CZECHVAR IS ON TAP AT MANUEL'S TAVERN, ATLANTA, GEORGIA!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

I stopped in at Manuel's this afternoon, and noticed that the guy next to me had a "Czechvar" coaster. Hoping against hope, I asked the bartender -- "hey, do you have Czechvar available?" He confirmed that they did, and I responded in a manner that, I guess, suggested that I'd just found the key to free blowjob land. Seeing my excitement, the guy next to me said "well, I was gonna get a Pabst, but after seeing that I guess I've gotta get one of those." When his friend arrived, guy #1 bought the new arrival a Czechvar (new arrival called it "Czech-Fire"). They kept drinking them. When guy #1 told another bartender he wanted a refill, and she asked "Pabst?" he responded "no -- one of these," pointing to the Czechvar coaster. Another convert. CZECHVAR IS THE BARACK OBAMA OF BEERS!

I'm pretty happy, and pleasantly afternoon-drunk.

7 comments:

Brushback said...

Yay, beer!

320-something posts in 2006? I was surprised to see that number...

By the way, since it seems no one's figured it out on their own yet, my new blog is up and running- stop on by.

One Base on an Overthrow

(This comment should not be interpreted as spam.)

gsdgsd13 said...

First Czechvar comes back, then Brushback comes back. Happy days!

I'm glad you included the spam disclaimer.

gsdgsd13 said...

and yeah, 320+ posts in 2006, fewer than 200 in 2007. Obviously the new-blog smell wore off.

The Wall said...

So, you're saying that beer is good? Just wanted to clarify. I hope you're preparing yourself for the BaconFest Dream Team Reunion!

Anonymous said...

A key to "FREE" blowjob land? That kinda implies you've been paying for blowjobs in the past... (kidding).
~The Elk

gsdgsd13 said...

Elk sighting! Yeah, being a blog administrator doesn't carry the social weight that it used to...

Rebecca said...

I think that may have been me, I swear he said Pabst. I think you are the only one that drank Czechvar. Sorry, its gone now. We have some other great stuff rotating around the kegs. You did not hold up your end of the bargain and drink it like a wild man, its all your fault.