Ever been duped by a so called "beer bar"?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Hanzo, Jan 23, 2013.

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  1. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,211) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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  2. xxbillay

    xxbillay Initiate (0) May 31, 2012 New Jersey

    im assuming you are talking about the one in mt laurel? agreed, their selection is sub par, however any time i have been there they did have hopdevil which was a plus.
  3. rlcoffey

    rlcoffey Initiate (0) Apr 20, 2004 Kentucky

    One of my 3 favorite, I will say that.
  4. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,211) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Nope. I am in North Jersey. They opened one in Paramus. I have never been there. I loooked at the beer list on line and saw no reason to go.
  5. jar66su

    jar66su Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2010 Virginia

    really nice place that has a huge bottle selection and updates their draft menu daily...however, come 5 pm more than half of the items on the draft menu are gone.
  6. Squidly

    Squidly Initiate (0) Nov 26, 2006 New Jersey

    That is a soul-sucking list, my friend.
  7. frazbri

    frazbri Crusader (740) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    Looks like they made a typo. Should have been Miller Sale House. (Buckets of Lite at bargain prices!)
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  8. BradtheGreat7

    BradtheGreat7 Defender (621) Jul 22, 2011 Ohio

    I have been considering turning my local pizzeria into a craft beer bar/pub sort of thing. I have a big following with my food, but I'm afraid if I do go with beer, that it will be worthless. I currently live in WV and my shop is in a small town where I live. It's been in my family for 14 years, but I'm afraid to add craft beer. Not because I'm not loyal to craft brewers but because we don't get a lot of the good stuff in wv. The best stuff we have Is Sierra Nevada, GLBC, Samuel smith, chimay, rogue, Westmalle, Ayinger and weihenstephaner. I personally don't consider flying dog and magic hat to be in the same class as the others I listed. Wv did finally get southern tier, but still. I'd own a "craft beer pub" with my pizzeria and I go across the river to Kentucky to buy all my beer for home. It's kind of sad really. If I could get a brewery like 3F or Founders or even a Bell's I'd take the risk. But until things here change its almost crazy not to sell your everyday "beer drinkers" light American crap lagers. Does anyone know how draft works? The local distributors won't tell me if I can buy draft craft beer from Kentucky for the simple fact they'd rather sell me a keg of Stella, Guinness, and Newcastle and want me to throw the Words, "craft beer" around on my signs. There is nothing more I'd want than to open a craft beer pub and serve my families food recipes, but geez here at home we are another universe behind
  9. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Poo-Bah (2,211) Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
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    Why not start of by adding some Sierra Nevada to you beer list? See if anyone bites. If the SN moves, you can add something else. If it just sits, scrap the idea. I would think that if you can't move SN, you are not going to be able to move other craft beers.
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  10. AndyAvalanche

    AndyAvalanche Savant (994) Jun 16, 2008 Massachusetts

    Where's this?
  11. frazbri

    frazbri Crusader (740) Oct 29, 2003 Ohio

    It's doubtful that you could legally buy beer from across state lines for resale without risking serious repercussions. You're pretty much stuck dealing with your distributor. I'd get a keg of SNPA and see how it goes.
  12. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Henry St. Tap Room Saratoga Springs, NY
  13. keysburg

    keysburg Initiate (138) Mar 28, 2012 Massachusetts

    Where'd you go in San Marcos? It should have been easy to at least find some Live Oak, but you have to avoid the college town dives.
  14. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (424) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    Never been duped, so to speak, but I did have a bar refuse to sell me Cantillon (after the bar tender agreed earlier) after my group of friends and I had all had two beers each. Apparently we were too intoxicated to appreciate it... after two beers... two beers. Not gonna say which beer bar it was in Amherst, Mass... that actually gets Cantillon... that never updates their website... that gives away free peanuts... but they clearly didn't quite understand how someone could possibly have two beers over two hours while drinking water alongside and not be massive drunk.
  15. jackndan

    jackndan Meyvn (1,093) Feb 25, 2002 Illinois

    Yep, and pretty frequently too. there are a ton of beer bars that serve "pints" in those 13 ounce shaker glasses that weigh about a pound a piece. I'll have one, switch to bottles and never go back.
  16. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2005 Connecticut

    Do you ever come in to Schenectady?
  17. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    I've been a few times since moving up here from Long Island, but not very often.
  18. gpcollen1

    gpcollen1 Initiate (0) Jul 16, 2005 Connecticut

    Bier Abbey is waiting for you...

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  19. Onizilla

    Onizilla Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2009 New York
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    This reminds me of the time I was kindly refused anymore beers after drinking 2 beers (Berkshire something weak to start and a Goose Island Sofie) over the matter of 3 hours to go along with my food on an early Friday night at a "Craft beer" bar in Northampton. Dirty fucking Lies.
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  20. mathematizer

    mathematizer Initiate (0) Aug 3, 2006 Maine

    Blackback in Waterbury VT last Friday.

    The bottle list was one beer long: Cantillon Iris.
  21. ewright

    ewright Initiate (0) Oct 25, 2007 North Carolina

    Wow, those are some high prices. My local store was selling Sucks at $3/~14 oz tulip when they had it on tap. They usually have ST stouts at $5-6 for the same size pour. Granted, it's a beer and wine store with 16 taps.

    Current list is

    Dogfish Head Hellhound on My Ale
    Green Flash Palate Wrecker
    Dupont Speciale Belge
    Terrapin Wake n Bake
    Foothills Seeing Double
    St. Bernardus Christmas Ale
    Epic Blue Law Porter
    Anchor Old Foghorn 2011
    Foothills Torch Pilsner
    Olde Hickory Death By Hops
    Ska Euphoria
    Dogfish Head Bitches Brew
    Southern Tier Choklat
    Sierra Nevada Bigfoot 2012
    Dark Horse Tres Blueberry Stout
    Lagunitas A Little Sump'n Wild
  22. codysjb

    codysjb Devotee (424) Jun 16, 2010 Prince Edward Island (Canada)
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    Wouldn't it be ironic if both of these places were owned by the same person... mind blown!
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  23. UNCCTDawg

    UNCCTDawg Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina
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    Don't forget TRIPLE hops brewed too....
  24. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    beermenus.com they list the draft list on a ton of bars near you!
  25. frankthetank86

    frankthetank86 Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 New York

    what bar is this? upstate ny?
  26. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    This makes me want a samuel jackson.
  27. beerinmaine

    beerinmaine Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2009 Maine

    I used to travel to Orlando for business, and the Orlando Miller's location was where everyone went after work. They were really proud of themselves for having Shipyard Export and Seadog Bluepaw on draft all the time.

    Ummm....I'm from freaking MAINE. These beers are not exotic or interesting to me. Really.
  28. SmellsLikePoor

    SmellsLikePoor Initiate (0) Mar 15, 2011 West Virginia

    For the sake of the residents of Huntington, please do not start another pizza joint/bar. Don't get me wrong though. I love pizza and I love beer, but we already have far too many of these places. Two of these types of restaurants have popped up within the past year. I don't mean to shoot down your idea, but this area is already over-saturated. Maybe open up two separate businesses? Also, it is illegal to sell beer from Kentucky (or any other state for that matter) in WV.
  29. inchrisin

    inchrisin Defender (654) Sep 25, 2008 Indiana

    You lucky bastards get Yuengling?! One man's trash....
  30. IamMe90

    IamMe90 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2012 Wisconsin

    Hey guys, the thread is titled "ever been duped by a so called "beer bar?" not "show off your beer-bar dicksize to everyone."

    OT, the bars in Madison seem to advertise fairly, so I can't recall having this problem, thankfully.
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  31. codasnap52

    codasnap52 Aspirant (260) Jan 24, 2008 Connecticut
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    OMG I don't even have words! I graduated from Union a few years back, as did my younger sister last year. If this place had existed back in my day...holy hell I would have been selling a kidney by senior year. And only a block from campus! WHAT A PLACE. I never thought I'd see the day Schenectady would have such a fine watering hole. Enjoy it for those nearby
  32. decimator

    decimator Zealot (572) Jun 1, 2009 Ontario (Canada)

    My suburb is nothing but some chain restaurants with your typical selection of Canadian/US/Euro macros. If I'm going to go hang at a bar I always head downtown. 25 minute bus ride in and a $25 cab fare back.

    The tap list the OP showed isn't the worst I've seen and It's better than any place within a couple kilometres from my place.
  33. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Poo-Bah (4,963) Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    Eventually they will have sold one million and one beers, on draft and in bottle, and won't you be the fool?
  34. feloniousmonk

    feloniousmonk Poo-Bah (4,963) Nov 14, 2002 Minnesota

    Did you try a mix? I'm betting Tire Tread is Fat Tire and Snow Day. Legendary Apple is the Legend and the cider. English Haze is Purple Haze and ??? Cannonball is the Heavy Seas and ...Doggie Style? Black and Blue is Guinness and Blue Moon? These actually sound repulsive.
  35. BKBassist

    BKBassist Devotee (439) Jan 24, 2013 New York

    Is it not better to have a few macro micros and some BMC than nothing at all? I agree that the name is misleading, but as our movement grows, we need to learn that some people will take baby steps (and stay there) and others will run the full mile. I still would rather see the list you posted than an all BMC menu.
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  36. Ohsaycanyoubeer

    Ohsaycanyoubeer Initiate (0) Feb 8, 2012 Colorado

    They are all over the place down here... and their food ain't half bad.

    However, we always used to call them Lager House because they never have any actual Ales on tap.
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  37. montman

    montman Devotee (405) Mar 10, 2009 Virginia
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    Haha, Just saw this place this past week driving by, thanks for the heads up on the millions. Soooo, proceed past it and drive directly to Ynot. /local hijack.
    Ok everyone continue with posting awesome chalkboards of better bars. :wink:
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  38. Hanzo

    Hanzo Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2012 Virginia

    Off topic, why are you in my city but not in my tasting group?
  39. montman

    montman Devotee (405) Mar 10, 2009 Virginia
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    Well I didnt know it was your city, my bad. haha. I'll send you a PM.
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  40. pvllbum

    pvllbum Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2007 Illinois

    I find that hard to believe...they'd be fined out the ass for doing it. There was a bar in New York state somewhere where the owner was driving to Wisconsin and picking up cases of Spotted Cow to sell and got caught and lost his liquor license for a year and was fined I want to say $50k but I could be wrong on that number. It was a few years ago.
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