Friday night was kind of a bust.
The place seemed more crowded than it was, mainly because of the presence of certain assholes.
I sat at the bar and had myself a Founder's Black Rye (32). I was pretty sure that I'd had this before, but the bartender didn't remember them carrying it. Well, I was right - I've had it before and I liked it okay.
Then some bullshit happened.
Then this one douchebag finally left the island so I moved my shit away from this one asshole and sat up there.
Coincidentally, or maybe on purpose, Rich O's also had Founder's Red Rye on tap. So I had one of those next (100). It was pretty good.
After a while, WomanRepellant came in and sat with me. Then some other people came and sat with us. Then some other people came and stood around us.
I was feeling pretty claustrophobic, and plus for some reason those two beers were going straight to my head.
So I went home.
On Saturday, SassyGirl called to see if I wanted to go over to the Cumberland Brewpub. Well, duh. Of course I did. They have such a yummy porter there.
I braved the weekend Bardstown Road traffic and met SassyGirl at about 6:30. I'd actually gotten lucky and I got to park right in front of the place. This is different than usual, when I have to park on Mars and then walk the rest of the way. So Yay!
I had a burger and fries, and a couple of yummy Cumberland Nitro Porters (160) while SassyGirl and I caught up on what's been happening since we last saw each other. We also talked about stuff like how her gaydar is quite accurate and mine sucks. I guess that makes sense though.
There was a chick at the bar that I thought was hot, and I was sure that SassyGirl would think so as well, but she once again baffled me by going, "Ehhh."
When we left Cumberland we went down the road a little to this place called Willy's. I'd never been there before, but I'd heard that they had a lot of beer on tap.
Well that part was true. Here's a picture of some of their 68 taps:
Pretty impressive, but also quite hard to read all those taps. Luckily they had a beer menu so we checked it out.
Proving once again that great minds think alike, except when it comes to which girls are hot, we chose the same beer:
(draft) I guess this place has gone out of business. Hmmm, I wonder how long this beer has been sitting in the keg. The first thing I noticed was that it was quite thin. Like water. It took me a long time to figure out how to describe the flavor. That's because there was nothing. It was all roasted malt. I think I'd have liked this better if it wasn't so old-tasting.Seriously, the beer compared to a porter the way a 7up compares to a Coke. The underlying structure was there, but it wasn't holding anything up. Plus, it had an extremely watery mouthfeel.
SassyGirl had to get ready for work, so we left Willy's at about 9:00. I took this picture of the dance floor on the way out:
Apparently there's a giant iguana that lives under there. Those are Mannequins of The Blues Brothers. Weird.
So I dropped SassyGirl back off at her truck and headed back to Indiana.
First thing I did, because I was in a mischievous mood, was go to Buckhead's. I didn't really plan to heckle my friend who recently started working there, but I wasn't feeling averse to making her think I was going to heckle her. For a minutes anyway.
Well, she wasn't there, but sometimes shit happens even when it's not the shit you were expecting.
MixedSignalGirl was there.
I was walking around the bar, looking at all the waitresses to see if my friend was working, and I nearly ran into MixedSignalGirl. She'd been walking around the bar, in the opposite.direction, looking for me.
Okay, to be fair, she wasn't quite looking for me. Just wondering if I was there. Well, I was. And so was she.
We spent a good few minutes joking about how fate had once again thrown us together. That's kind of a theme with us.
But she couldn't stay. She'd ordered food for herself and the asshole, so we went our separate ways.
It was still early, so I went to Rich O's next.
The place was actually pretty dead. I loved it. I sat at the bar and had a Weihenstephaner Hefeweissbier (873) and talked for a bit with ElPresidente.
Once the PBDs cleared out, I had a bit of an episode. I looked at this...
...and felt a little nostalgic. Okay, a lot nostalgic.
Luckily that wave of emotion passed through me quickly, and I felt fine after that. I came home and shot some pool until about 4:00.