Friday, October 05, 2007

A Field Guide to Beer Tastings, Part X

The Mixologist

Ready for a porter to complement his IPADescription: If pessimists think the glass is half empty, then this guy casts his lot in with the Gloomy Guses and Debbie Downers of the world. To all outward appearances, however, his glass is still half full with his last beer. Never you mind, he doesn't care -- he just wants you to top him off with some of whatever it is you're holding. So what if there's pilsner in his glass and you're pouring a stout? Rinsing's for cowards and finishing's for the weak.

Typical comment: The Mixologist cannot be bothered to interrupt his conversation with someone else to specify what he wants, but instead tilts his glass toward you almost to the point of spilling his unfinished beer.

Previous entries: Part I, Part II, Part III, Part IV, Part V, Part VI, Part VII, Part VIII, Part IX