Do you have adblock enabled?
If you can read this, either the style sheet didn't load or you have an older browser that doesn't support style sheets. Try clearing your browser cache and refreshing the page.

(Detroit News)   Meet Manya Soviak 85, matriarch of the oldest family-run bar in Detroit; "When the bar ran out of beer on a busy night, (brewery)workers would roll kegs of Black Label down the alley"   (detroitnews.com) divider line 79
    More: Hero  
•       •       •

10245 clicks; posted to Main » on 04 Aug 2009 at 6:51 PM (6 years ago)   |  Favorite    |   share:  Share on Twitter share via Email Share on Facebook   more»



79 Comments   (+0 »)
   

Archived thread

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all
 
2009-08-04 06:53:40 PM  
...but they were dismayed to find that, after the Black Label arrived, they were still out of beer.
 
TSE
2009-08-04 06:54:19 PM  
Here's to you, young lady!
 
2009-08-04 06:56:26 PM  
I'm sitting on a stool at Abick's Bar half shiatfaced and getting a kig bick out of these replase.. replias.. repley.s aw, f&*% it.

/more Black Label please
//keep the tab open
 
2009-08-04 06:57:55 PM  
Never has the hero tag been so appropriate.
 
2009-08-04 06:59:45 PM  
Sounds like it's a cool bar, too bad it's in Detroit.

/the Jersey of the Midwest.
 
2009-08-04 07:01:06 PM  
I party in Detroit so I'm getting a kick out of these replies.
 
2009-08-04 07:01:27 PM  
I thought rolling kegs created a lot of foam. Shouldn't they have carried them?
 
2009-08-04 07:03:11 PM  
I'd hit it.

/just think of all the free beer you'd get for being her man.
 
2009-08-04 07:05:32 PM  
I guess selling the last legal drug and being old makes you a hero for some reason
 
2009-08-04 07:07:06 PM  
eqtworld: I guess selling the last legal drug and being old makes you a hero for some reason

It truly does
 
2009-08-04 07:07:18 PM  
Sounds like a decent old dive bar, the kind of place I would like, except for the part of it being in Detroit.
 
2009-08-04 07:09:31 PM  
maggiesaustin.s3.amazonaws.com Not impressed.

/Go Dry Creek Saloon
 
2009-08-04 07:09:47 PM  
Why she would leave Poland for pony-free Detroit is beyond comprehension.
 
2009-08-04 07:13:38 PM  


Yea, I had the same concerns. Hell, if you even drop a keg too hard into the ice, you could get foam for the next 20 cups. I think the phrase "Roll out the Barrels" is bunk!
 
2009-08-04 07:15:57 PM  
Is it me, or are family-owned bars dens for career alcoholics?
 
2009-08-04 07:19:14 PM  
Roger Arseways: Why she would leave Poland for pony-free Detroit is beyond comprehension.

You owe me a new blackberry. GSM, unlocked, NAM 3G - kthxbai
 
2009-08-04 07:19:16 PM  
Roll out the barrel...
 
2009-08-04 07:24:38 PM  
eqtworld: I guess selling the last legal drug and being old makes you a hero for some reason

Fark you troll. 0/10.
 
2009-08-04 07:26:24 PM  
A keg doesn't foam if you roll it. You guys are noobs.
 
2009-08-04 07:30:03 PM  
MIguy: A keg doesn't foam if you roll it. You guys are noobs.

I think it might if you roll it along on its bottom. If you roll it on its side it will not foam. Here is an easy way to prove this without buying a keg:

Take a can of beer and rolling it around on its side. Open it. Foam does not spray everywhere.
 
2009-08-04 07:30:26 PM  
Ahh, Black Label, I think it was $6 a case with a free bag of ice....
 
2009-08-04 07:30:30 PM  
Nice. Some good men, those barrel rollers. A man who goes out of his way to ease an emergency shortage of drink for some party folk deserves some respect.
 
2009-08-04 07:32:30 PM  
Where the fark does "Hero" come into this? I read the story, then re-read it to make sure I wasn't missing anything.

Spiffy, Cool, Sappy, Interesting, Amusing...but Hero?

Oh, wait. They serve beer in bars, and apparently most farkers think that beer is the most OMG AWESOEM THING EVAR.

Sigh.
 
2009-08-04 07:34:09 PM  
Thank you subby for posting this.
 
TSE
2009-08-04 07:35:14 PM  
Whiners whining about beer foam. gah.
 
2009-08-04 07:37:22 PM  
Real pubs are a dying breed. Nothing like a good dive bar to hang out and chill, have a pint, and BS with your friends and whoever walks in. You don't get that at clubs or swanky bars. I'm only 32 but I still have a soft spot in my heart for neighborhood dive bars.
 
2009-08-04 07:38:14 PM  
Get off the table Mabel, the quarters for the beer.

Obscure



Get off my lawn
 
2009-08-04 07:43:39 PM  
Black Label?

ssl.fark.com
 
2009-08-04 07:47:25 PM  
Well, I work in the drunken industry, or maybe drink in the working industry, so I am really getting a reply out of these kicks. . .

No, what I mean to say is I either drink very industriously or industrious very drinkenly, but one way or another I am not as think as some drunkle peep I am, but I am probably just as drink as some thunkle peep I fark, or maybe the other way round, I am not sure at this point.

But either way, I have been in this year twenty businesses, so chuck you farley, and siss on your pisster.

So there.


\\\ Obligatory?
 
2009-08-04 07:47:38 PM  
ObiJuan
Real pubs are a dying breed. Nothing like a good dive bar to hang out and chill, have a pint, and BS with your friends and whoever walks in. You don't get that at clubs or swanky bars. I'm only 32 but I still have a soft spot in my heart for neighborhood dive bars.

I'm the same way. I've got a little dive bar I can go to that's got pool, espn and no annoying college students that get hammered and try calling me "brah". I can talk to whoever is there or I can be left alone if I like and I don't have to worry about really loud music. Too many "bars" these days are really just dance clubs that serve alcohol.
 
2009-08-04 07:50:27 PM  
nice article... except for the broken femur bit, been there, done that, there is no way she would not have known
 
2009-08-04 07:52:46 PM  
www.michaelspornanimation.com

"And we liked it...we Loved it!"
 
2009-08-04 07:53:50 PM  
Klippoklondike: "brah".

I just recently had some kid with a half-baked mohawk call me that. I swear he looked like a swirly victim that got pulled out of the toilet half way the rinse cycle. Since I very distinctly remember this particular hideous neologism when it first came out, I could only stare. And WTH is with the collar thing?
 
2009-08-04 07:54:34 PM  
buckler: ...but they were dismayed to find that, after the Black Label arrived, they were still out of beer.

...says the farker whose handle is synonymous with near-beer.

www.stilianidis.gr

/where's my ironic tag?
 
2009-08-04 07:57:58 PM  
hairywoogit
And WTH is with the collar thing?

I wish I knew, then maybe it could be stopped. And the giant plastic sunglasses fad is annoying too.
 
2009-08-04 07:58:03 PM  
ObiJuan: Real pubs are a dying breed. Nothing like a good dive bar to hang out and chill, have a pint, and BS with your friends and whoever walks in. You don't get that at clubs or swanky bars. I'm only 32 but I still have a soft spot in my heart for neighborhood dive bars.

Real Pub =/= Dive Bar

...and FSM forbid some young nubile college students come into the place at which you are drinking.
 
2009-08-04 07:59:02 PM  
www.adclassix.com
 
2009-08-04 08:05:05 PM  
Klippoklondike: ObiJuan
Real pubs are a dying breed. Nothing like a good dive bar to hang out and chill, have a pint, and BS with your friends and whoever walks in. You don't get that at clubs or swanky bars. I'm only 32 but I still have a soft spot in my heart for neighborhood dive bars.

I'm the same way. I've got a little dive bar I can go to that's got pool, espn and no annoying college students that get hammered and try calling me "brah". I can talk to whoever is there or I can be left alone if I like and I don't have to worry about really loud music. Too many "bars" these days are really just dance clubs that serve alcohol.


As evidenced by the ear-splitting UNCE-UNCE-UNCE-UNCE "music." I like to be able to carry on a conversation at the bar without having to scream.
 
2009-08-04 08:06:42 PM  
T-Luv: I thought rolling kegs created a lot of foam. Shouldn't they have carried them?

SeamusFerrell: MIguy: A keg doesn't foam if you roll it. You guys are noobs.

I think it might if you roll it along on its bottom. If you roll it on its side it will not foam. Here is an easy way to prove this without buying a keg:

Take a can of beer and rolling it around on its side. Open it. Foam does not spray everywhere.


being a brewery worker that regularly rolls kegs.. kick yadda yadda....

A keg is not a can, while both being pressurized metal containers, they work a little differently.

in any case.. since a keg is filled to the valve with no head space, there's no way for it to slosh and allow the co2 to come out of solution, the pressure is just to great.

I assure you, we throw the things around all over the place, and then throw them right on tap with out any ill effect.

foaming usually occurs on partially filled kegs with either too high head pressure. so.. when you first tap that keg with your hand pump, don't pump it, just open the snake head and pour, once it starts to slow down, then give it a couple of pumps.

and when you float the thing, bring it back, don't let it sit in your garage or back yard till the next party. I gotta replace those things when they don't come back, and they aint cheap. you trying to save $10-30 on a deposit is costing me $120, and that's money I could spending on making more beer!
 
2009-08-04 08:07:11 PM  
Klippoklondike: hairywoogit
And WTH is with the collar thing?

I wish I knew, then maybe it could be stopped. And the giant plastic sunglasses fad is annoying too.


What's the "collar thing?" Got any pics?
 
2009-08-04 08:10:49 PM  
I just read this, and it made me wonder if I should be accepting bar tipping advice from a bartender.
 
2009-08-04 08:14:20 PM  
Brown Sauce: I just read this, and it made me wonder if I should be accepting bar tipping advice from a bartender.

For the love of all that is sacred, do not start a tipping discussion flamewar.
 
2009-08-04 08:15:01 PM  
trancemission
What's the "collar thing?" Got any pics?

i38.tinypic.com

i41.tinypic.com

i38.photobucket.com

i135.photobucket.com
 
2009-08-04 08:18:36 PM  
The Martintuckian: Get off the table Mabel, the quarters for the beer.

Obscure



meh. I came here to post "Get off the table Manya."
 
2009-08-04 08:18:58 PM  
trancemission: Klippoklondike: hairywoogit
And WTH is with the collar thing?

I wish I knew, then maybe it could be stopped. And the giant plastic sunglasses fad is annoying too.

What's the "collar thing?" Got any pics?


Ah, the ol' popped collar. For a second there I thought I might be missing out on some brand-new hipster douchebag trend.
 
2009-08-04 08:20:01 PM  
Grew up right across the lake from the Natick Mass Carlings brewery mentioned at the bottom of aiiee's picture. Wasn't a bad cheap beer as I recall. Do they still make it? the Natick brewery shut down in the late 70's or early 80's.
 
2009-08-04 08:20:27 PM  
Bgnome Thanks for the keg information. I could have used you last Sunday when I had a keg at my party. So you are saying that a tapped keg will keep for a while? This was a big point of controversy towards the end of the party when we had beer left. I thought it should be fine if you remove the tap. Others insisted it will go flat and get skunky the next day. I wound up sending people home with gallon jugs of beer.
 
2009-08-04 08:21:24 PM  
try google mapping the intersection - it's nuts:

Link (new window)
 
2009-08-04 08:26:01 PM  
SeamusFerrell: Bgnome Thanks for the keg information. I could have used you last Sunday when I had a keg at my party. So you are saying that a tapped keg will keep for a while? This was a big point of controversy towards the end of the party when we had beer left. I thought it should be fine if you remove the tap. Others insisted it will go flat and get skunky the next day. I wound up sending people home with gallon jugs of beer.

Leftover beer?
Wut?
 
2009-08-04 08:27:55 PM  
ObiJuan Real pubs are a dying breed

I was @ Fado Irish Pub in Seattle's Pike Place Market & there was an Irish tourist next to me getting all misty-eyed about how these "old style" pubs are going away back in the Auld Sod & it was nice to find one, even if it was in Seattle. I didn't have the heart to tell him this was a corporation founded in Atlanta in 1996 , & everything in here was as pre-fab as Buca di Beppo. If we were in the D & daylight I'd send him to Corktown, but I wished him luck selling his ads for the Dublin Evening Telegraph
 
Displayed 50 of 79 comments

First | « | 1 | 2 | » | Last | Show all



This thread is archived, and closed to new comments.

Continue Farking
Submit a Link »
Advertisement
On Twitter






In Other Media


  1. Links are submitted by members of the Fark community.

  2. When community members submit a link, they also write a custom headline for the story.

  3. Other Farkers comment on the links. This is the number of comments. Click here to read them.

  4. Click here to submit a link.

Report