Ladies and Gentlemen, gather 'round and hear my cautionary tale of woe and sorrow!
It was a lovely morning in Sooke, the birds were singing, the sun was shining, and there was a fresh scent in the air from last night's light rainfall.
As I went about my morning routine, I admired the heavenly aroma of freshly-ground coffee. But that was not the only heavenly aroma.
I smelled the distinct scent of freshly kegged Biermuncher Centennial Blonde. Odd, I thought, I didn't drink that much last night, and all the glasses were put away.
Upon further investigation in the storage room where my kegerator lives - I was standing in about a half-inch of beer.
NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO! I cried.
But it was true, Centennial Blonde all over my storage room, and seeping into the crawlspace. I believe what happened was the party-tap I had inadvertently left on the QD (I only have one tap on my kegerator) got depressed slightly when I closed the door, nearly draining the entire keg. Mercifully, I have approximately 1/4 of a keg remaining. Considering I just kegged it Monday and tapped it last night, I was not amused.
Neither was my wife.
Which leads me to the reason(s) why this was the Worst. Morning. EVER.
1. It's a long weekend (Canada Day is tomorrow) and now I have to buy beer.
2. The beer in the keg was REALLY GOOD and had just reached optimal carb level.
3. Crawling around soaking up spilled beer in the crawlspace is NOT my ideal way to start my morning
4. The kegerator has now been relegated to the detached garage. Hmmm, maybe my wife sabotaged the system to get it out of the house...
So the lesson to be learned here is simple: don't leave your party tap connected if there's a danger of opening the valve.
Have a great weekend everyone.