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Building A Beer Program: Round 2 of Development

So now that I’ve set the beer menu, phase two of development in the beer program at Tryst begins.  This includes two major components: improved training for staff and regular draft beer line cleaning.  This is some serious next level stuff we’re talking about here.  My head is exploding with ideas and not nearly enough time work on them.  This requires some critical analysis, but where to begin?

Keeping It Clean Kiddies

     My first thought is to tackle the draft beer line cleaning.  I can hold myself wholly accountable for this, so it seems like a logical next step.  I’ve been trying to build a draft beer cleaning schedule for the rest of 2012. In doing my research, I thought … Continued

Draft Beer Profits: Making Cents of Beer Foam

Before taking the Micro Matic class, I was concerned with determining how many pints are in a keg.  I figured if I could understand this, I would then understand what a good yield for profitability is.  I have since learned that my simplistic mentality was flawed on many levels. Most retailers don’t take one major factor into consideration: how much beer is actually going into your serving glasses? Let’s examine the 16oz. shaker pint (a typical US pint glass) for a moment.  Would you be surprised to know that there should never be 16oz. of fluid in one of these … Continued

Micro Matic Draft Dispense Institute Review

Full disclosure: Micromatic has sponsored my entrance into the draft dispense institute in exchange for a full contact review.  The opinions voiced here are my own.  Although I am being sponsored to write this review, I promise to deliver my whole opinions about this entire experience, good and bad.

Draught beer is the lifeblood of the beer industry.  It is the cleanest, most economically viable option for brewers to deliver beer to consumers.  If done right, it can yield great profits for retailers.  Unfortunately, many bars and restaurants see their draft beer as an afterthought.  It requires a great deal of care and maintenance on the behalf of retailers and distributors.  That’s where Micro Matic comes … Continued

Draught Beer Quality: Day One At Micromatic

Full disclosure: Micromatic has sponsored my entrance into the draft dispense institute in exchange for a full contact review.  The opinions voiced here are my own.  Although I am being sponsored to write this review, I promise to deliver my whole opinions about this entire experience, good and bad.

My thoughts after day one. Upon entering this program, I wasn’t really sure what to expect.  Mostly though, I was interested in learning how to properly clean beer lines and find ways to maximize utilization of a keg.  Being the huge nerd that I am, I studied the Brewers Association draught quality manual prior to starting this class.  I’ve also looked at former draft dispense institute attendees’ … Continued

Beer Gets Weird: Draft Beer Infusion System (Hopback)

If you’ve been following this blog at all, you know I’m set on building a career out of drinking beer.  That requires a couple great ideas and a certain ingenuity / drive that is not entirely too common.  In an effort to bill myself as a beer and business expert, I’m showcasing a system that I built as a creative way to build bar business.  Enter my take on a draft beer infusion system.  Check out the video below.

Bar Meetings Aren’t All Bad

     Bar meetings usually consist of two things: problems and punishment.  Thankfully, Amy Giles prefers not to hold these kinds of meetings.  In fact, the general theme of the entire meeting was good.  It comprised mostly … Continued