Published on October 14th, 2014 | by TLV News0
Know Your Bartender: Chris Kauerz
Bars where you have worked: Idle Spur (Crested Butte, Col.) and The Growler (currently)
In your experience, what is the most common reason to have a drink? I only drink beer so… It tastes good, relaxes the head!
What is your most essential bar tool? Towel—we pour lots of beer.
Where’s your favorite spot to sip in Oxford / your hometown? I try to hit ‘em all.
What are your personal specialties? I pour a mean pint.
What do you wish people would order more often? Less often? More craft beer pints! Less flights, but it’s cool!
Early alcohol experience: Dad’s Budweisers with the pull rings.
Most famous customer you’ve ever served: We’ve been open for two weeks and a few days so… Wright Thompson, maybe?
Who would you most like to have a drink with; where and what would you imbibe? John and Leo from The Chive, at The Chive HQ pool in Austin, Texas, and try a black lager.
What have you been listening to this year? Live Phish.
Favorite movie of all time: Tombstone.
Favorite sport & team: Ole Miss Basketball (or St. Louis Cardinals).
Who’s your favorite Rebel, and do you really ever go 18 MPH? Randy Kennedy! Not really.
Read any good books lately? Nah—all magazines or digital these days.
What’s the funniest thing you’ve seen in your bar lately? My customers playing Cards Against Humanity.
This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #213 (published September 25, 2014).
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