Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Meridian Pint to have beer taps at tables, plus famous beer types visit

Meridian Pint, the American craft beer-focused restaurant and bar at 11th and Park that's opening June 17, had a bunch of famous beer people tour the other day, including Jim Koch of Sam Adams (and commercials), founder of Sierra Nevada Brewing Co. Ken Grossman, and Sam Calagione of Dogfish Head.

The photos are on their Facebook page, and I spotted something else cool: some tables will have their own beer taps at them, meaning you can pour your own beer.

I'm waiting to hear how that's actually going to work -- how they charge for it, is it all you can drink, and so on? Chow.com reports that at one place that has taps at the table, you get a certain amount of beer you can pour yourselves, then when that runs out, you have to order from servers. Sounds like a fun idea.

Photo from their Facebook by the Prince of Petworth, showing Sam Adams' Jim Koch with owner John Andrade and a table tap. A bunch more photos on his site.

4 comments:

Anonymous said...

the last place I went to that had taps at the table it has a device that measures the volume of beer you drink at the bottom and then you get charged based on that. Looks awesome though!

Andrew said...

I bet that's how they do it. Definitely looks cool

Print koozies said...

I’ve always wanted to try beer can chicken. It seems like such a fun and creative idea. After seeing your chicken, I’m definitely trying it!

Andrew said...

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