Tuesday, July 28, 2009

A quick note

about craft beer bars, because we're getting tired of some folks touting how many beers/casks they have on tap. A bar that has 56 microbrews on tap is NOT better than a bar that has 16 on tap. A bar (like ours) that has 16 microbrews/1-2 firkins on tap is not better than a bar that has 4 microbrews on tap. Craft beer is not about how many beers you have available, but about how well they're chosen, and how well they're taken care of. Once the number of beers on tap gets over a certain silly point, you actually should distrust the quality of the bar and the beer, because each keg/cask is getting less care. Are we cool on this?

6 comments:

Ivan said...

Freshness/turn counts more than quantity.

Rudy said...

Good point. Srsly, you should write a piece for BA, or one of the freebie beer papers.

Ariel said...

Oh man... don't get Rauschenberg mad or he'll get all ranty on your ass.

Mottel said...

It's why we keep coming back to you guys :)

Kelly said...

I sadly moved out of Brooklyn so I don't get to Pacific Standard much anymore :( A beergarden with "145 taps and 50 different beers!!!!" opened up near my new place. I'd pick Pacific Standard over it any day. When are you opening a satellite bar in New Jersey? :(

martha said...

Well said. Plus the clientele at those places tends to say things like "Woah dude, this bar has sooo many beers. Can I get a Heineken?"