Sunday, March 11, 2012
During college my roommates and I hosted a party and ran out and bought a keg for the event. We owned a tap, but it was pretty plain. A bartender friend came over and brought us a massive, ornate tap handle from a local brewery. We screwed it onto our tap and threw a few highfives back and forth. But this tap handle had a design flaw, or at least with our little keg instead of at a normal bar. It was so heavy that every time I went into the room with the keg, I'd find that it had tipped open and was pouring beer all over the floor. I suppose it's true that the landlords in college towns are slumlords who take advantage of students, but they also sometimes have to repair floors and ceilings sodden with beer.