Published on October 14th, 2014 | by TLV News


Know Your Bartender: Chris Kauerz

Column Header Know Your BartenderHome town: Meridian, Miss.

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!

ChrisKauerzWhat’s your favorite ingredient or flavor combination? Water, grains, hops, yeast

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.

Where would you be if you weren’t behind a bar? In the sunshine. The Local Voice Ligature


This article was originally printed in The Local Voice #213 (published September 25, 2014).
To download the PDF of this issue, click here

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The Local Voice is a bimonthly entertainment guide and newspaper based in Oxford, Mississippi, covering and distributed in North Central Mississippi, including Oxford, Ole Miss, Taylor, Abbeville, Water Valley, Lafayette County, Yalobusha County, and parts of Panola County, Marshall County, and Tupelo . The Local Voice is distributed free to over 255 locations in North Mississippi and also available as a full color PDF download worldwide on the internet.

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