Tuesday, January 08, 2008

Son of "At least it wasn't served with a tomato wedge."

Oddities have a way of coming back around, and so it was that when one of our regular customers forwarded me a link about Chelada, Anheuser-Busch’s latest in a series of atrocities, I experienced an overwhelming feeling of déjà vu.

Indeed, we have all been here before … in this case, on July 13, 2005.


At least it wasn't served with a tomato wedge.

There was an auction yesterday to settle accounts at Kelly’s Lounge, once a fixture on wide, wide Dixie Highway in Shively.

The auctioneer’s circular didn’t explain the reasons for the bar’s demise, and it can’t be said to matter much to me either way, since I hadn’t been there in almost a quarter century, but the one time I did drop into Kelly’s to have a beer while waiting for a friend, something happened that I’ll always remember.

A man slid onto the barstool next to mine and ordered “the usual,” which was a pitcher of Miller Lite, a frosted glass … and a quart of tomato juice.

He proceeded to mix the light beer and tomato juice half and half until the can was empty and the pitcher was dry, except for the small portion he poured into my glass when I expressed amazement at something I’d never seen done before.

A Miller Lite with flavor, or carbonated tomato juice?

What did the tomato juice ever do to deserve such a fate?

1 comment:

Jason266 said...

That's right up there with Mike at Hoosier Beer Geeks assertion that Bud Light and Chocolate Chip Cookies go together. Those poor cookies.