Old 3rd July 2002, 04:58   #1
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Please excuse Uncle Chev
for all his new threads of
late but, you see,
Unkee Chevvy has a lot
on his mind of late.

I've started training to manage a major hotel/resort/lodge on the mountain where we cater to mostly the winter crowd ie. skiiers, snowboarders, tourists, etc.

Anywho, I've recently become the bartender extraordinaire at the lounge. One problem:
I've only tended bar at biker type establishments where BEER was the main item on the menu.

Too be frank, which just so happens to be my middle name, I have no idea what I'm doing

Can anyone offer encouragement to me and help me on my way as, it would seem in every other aspect, I may end up running this lodge this winter?

BTW, if this doesn't pan out, I can always assume responsibility for the lift operations as Lift Manager
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Old 3rd July 2002, 05:03   #2
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Please excuse Uncle Chev
for all his new threads of
late but, you see,
Unkee Chevvy has a lot
on his mind of late.

I've started training to manage a major hotel/resort/lodge on the mountain where we cater to mostly the winter crowd ie. skiiers, snowboarders, tourists, etc.

Anywho, I've recently become the bartender extraordinaire at the lounge. One problem:
I've only tended bar at biker type establishments where BEER was the main item on the menu.

Too be frank, which just so happens to be my middle name, I have no idea what I'm doing

Can anyone offer encouragement to me and help me on my way as, it would seem in every other aspect, I may end up running this lodge this winter?

BTW, if this doesn't pan out, I can always assume responsibility for the lift operations as Lift Manager
Well I'm glad to hear that your postin a lot with something on your mind...

I can't really help you, though. I'm a dumbass. Never had beer in my life. Never really gone to a bar. Never even gone skiing (oh yeah, those Arizona mountains ). I'm sure that our good friend Google might help you find a little something.

Sorry for the pointless post, btw

"We are fortunate: we are alive; we are powerful; the welfare of our civilization and our species is in our hands. If we do not speak for Earth, who will? If we are not committed to our own survival, who will be?" -Carl Sagan
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Old 3rd July 2002, 07:03   #3
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What? Beer isn't the main item? Where are you, Aspen?

Just keep a cheat sheet with all the drink recipes behind the bar and you'll be fine
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Old 3rd July 2002, 12:11   #4
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Just give them all beer anyway
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Old 3rd July 2002, 12:40   #5
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Hey Chev I've got just what you're looking for I'll go scan it up to the web. I took a baartender's course, you're gonna love this. I'll be back.
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Old 3rd July 2002, 12:42   #6
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Just keep a cheat sheet with all the drink recipes behind the bar and you'll be fine
That's a very good idea Xerx!

COngrat's on the new job Chev! My advice would be don't be afraid to ask. That way, since you're still learning, (s)he [manager] can't get all that mad can they?

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http://www.barbug.com is great for mix drinks.

missyob made me post this.
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Old 3rd July 2002, 13:09   #8
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Sorry Chev I can't find my book with the mixed drink's and and Mixology tips, I'd go in to the bar and sit up close for a few beers just to get familar with where things are, then ask your manager if you can borrow the "bar book" of mixed drinks. Make a copy of it for your onw personal study. Then when your ready to start your first shift you'll be a little more comfortable. whatever you don't remembr you'll at least know where to look for it when you are working
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So, can you hook me up with some free lift tickets?
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Old 3rd July 2002, 16:10   #10
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What a great adventure this sounds like!!!
I've never been a bartender, but I've sure supported a few.
Probably put one or two through college...

You'll do great. You have the personality for it.
And just think of the fringe benefits as a manager...
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Old 3rd July 2002, 17:25   #11
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you need my favorite poster in my dorm... the Periodic Table of Mixology

it tells you the ingredients and instructions of the 109 most popular drinks. quite handy for college

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Old 3rd July 2002, 18:16   #12
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What? Beer isn't the main item? Where are you, Aspen?

Just keep a cheat sheet with all the drink recipes behind the bar and you'll be fine
Bout 70 miles south of Aspen.
Got a cheat book. Recipes are easy, garnishing them is a whole different story.

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COngrat's on the new job Chev! My advice would be don't be afraid to ask.
Thanks and asking is the best thing to do. Had a lady ask me for a margerita the other night. I flat out told her that I still needed practice on them and proceeded to make her a stiff Gin & Tonic

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http://www.barbug.com is great for mix drinks.
Checking that out momentarily

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Sorry Chev I can't find my book with the mixed drink's and and Mixology tips, I'd go in to the bar and sit up close for a few beers just to get familar with where things are
No problem! I spent all last winter in front of the bar so I have the advantage of knowing where most things are already

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So, can you hook me up with some free lift tickets?
I can, in the very least, hook you up with half price tickets

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What a great adventure this sounds like!!!
I've never been a bartender, but I've sure supported a few.
Probably put one or two through college...

You'll do great. You have the personality for it.
And just think of the fringe benefits as a manager...

Babes as benefits! I love it already

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you need my favorite poster in my dorm... the Periodic Table of Mixology

it tells you the ingredients and instructions of the 109 most popular drinks. quite handy for college
I think I've seen those. I just have to remember where

The very cool thing is I can drink my practice cocktails
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Old 3rd July 2002, 19:40   #13
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So, can you hook me up with some free lift tickets?
better than that, i say we (ie. all the forummers) take a trip to chevvy's bar, to order really complicated drinks then fall down ski-slopes whilst pretending to be uber-1337 snowboard-h4x0rs
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Half-price lift tickets are sweet - especially considering what they charge for them nowadays. Good luck, Chev! I'll be there with my snowboard.
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Old 3rd July 2002, 20:31   #15
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The very cool thing is I can drink my practice cocktails
I would imagine drinking too much of your practice attempts would be counter productive to practicing later in the day...
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Old 3rd July 2002, 21:49   #16
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Counter productive - What a great alias for bartending!

Before you decide to bring your snowboards, better wait til it snows here, if it ever does again
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Sounds like last season - I went for a week, it dumped up until a month before the trip, stopped until the day after we left, and then dumped again for another month. El nino is coming! (hopefully)
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