What is your reaction to this tap list?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Providence, Feb 3, 2013.

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What is your reaction to this tap list?

  1. It's perfect! IPAs and/or Belgians are my life!

    51 vote(s)
    14.1%
  2. Needs more stouts and porters

    152 vote(s)
    42.1%
  3. Needs more lagers

    26 vote(s)
    7.2%
  4. Needs more "sessionable" ales (ESB, brown, Kolsch, etc.)

    42 vote(s)
    11.6%
  5. Who cares what's on it, it's 19 craft taps! I can barely get one good tap where I live!

    48 vote(s)
    13.3%
  6. Other (explain in response)

    42 vote(s)
    11.6%
  1. dwoolley1

    dwoolley1 Dec 16, 2009 New York
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  2. mightyatom

    mightyatom Jul 6, 2009 Rhode Island

    true, true... the whole scene is so overblown now and we $$$ for it. That should leave us the right to demand higher quality. That being said, what was a great tap list 10 years ago is mediocre now...

    And btw, im sick of defending little rhody these days too. We have access to some damn fine brews these days, and craft beer bars can/should promote that....
     
  3. Providence

    Providence Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    I have never been impressed with Mews. The draft list above, while not what I would typically wants, beats out what the mews usually has whenever I am there (which I admit, is infrequently. Probably haven't been in over a year).
     
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  4. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    I feel lagers need their place as when you stop in with pre-craft friends there is a need for starter beers for them.plus I also desire a well made lager as a go between some of the other styles.Crisp and bitter are great ways to go.Cheers
     
  5. Spaceloaf

    Spaceloaf Nov 27, 2008 Oregon

    My biggest complaint would actually be that there are so many IPAs from CA. If I were to visit a "quality" bar on the east coast, I expect to see a lot of east coast breweries. Instead, I see a lot of the same stuff I get all the time on the west coast.

    At the minimum, I don't think it's necessary to have Stone, Lagunitas , FW, and 2 SN's, all of which are IPAs. If they want to focus on IPA's at least get some non-CA ones on there, otherwise pick something from CA that's not an IPA.

    Maybe I'm spoiled because I live in PDX, but I don't think this list is bad. It's just kind of boring.
     
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  6. Wisconsin

    Wisconsin Jul 24, 2008 Wisconsin

    Great list of breweries, but the variety is lacking.
     
  7. mudbug

    mudbug Mar 27, 2009 Oregon

    I would be more than delighted to stop in there.
     
  8. SaCkErZ9

    SaCkErZ9 Feb 27, 2005 South Carolina
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    No disrespect, but you are not getting this kind of selection anywhere in SC, except maybe Charleston. Come to Florida and see what you get at a "craft beer bar". Go to LA, MS, GA (besides Brick Room), AR, etc...
     
  9. MattSweatshirt

    MattSweatshirt Jun 29, 2011 Texas
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    Too many IPA's but Schlenkerla on tap is mighty sexy.
     
  10. Stevedore

    Stevedore Nov 16, 2012 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I vote for B, C and D- need more porters and stouts, lagers and sessionables.
     
  11. BearsOnAcid

    BearsOnAcid Mar 17, 2009 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    When you cant pick one of the 19 beers on tap I guess that's what the bottle list is for. Im an IPA lover and that list isnt to exciting to me, FWIW.
     
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  12. TongoRad

    TongoRad Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
    Beer Trader

    It could definitely be tweaked, but I have seen worse. And I could definitely have many a great night with exactly this list- so overall thumbs up from me (I did vote for more lagers, though, because of the way it was framed.)
     
  13. goodbetterbestbested

    goodbetterbestbested May 10, 2012 California

    we get it, you like lagers
     
  14. luwak

    luwak Mar 2, 2010 Arizona
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    my reaction is it has this so you should shut the hell up (even though it is misspelled):

    Uinta Brewing Co. Labyranth

    But yeah its a decent list doesn't blow me away.
     
  15. jaxon53

    jaxon53 Mar 1, 2006 Connecticut
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    Pretty good I thought... I was at your unnamed bar yesterday enjoying a few pints. Not every taplist has to be perfect, this one I thought was pretty good. Plenty of solid offerings.
     
  16. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    I think it reflects popular preferences...IPA's are all the rave right now. I love it, except I would replace all of the Belgians with sours and barrel aged stouts...
     
  17. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
    Beer Trader

    Not sure what you're basing your claim on. In Columbia, SC, you can get a list just like this (but even more extensive) at chains like World of Beer and The Flying Saucer, as well as at local places like the Kraken Gastropub.
     
  18. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    The "not impressed" or "you should see this tap list" people need to realize this is RI. Small state, relatively limited distribution. Track puts up the best damn list possible in the state. Yeah, it can be skewed to one style or another at times, but it all evens out in the long run. I've been there when the only IPAs were Newport Storm and Stone and there were too many big stouts to remember. To me, a single snap shot of an ever evolving tap list doesn't do any bar justice.
     
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  19. RyFikes

    RyFikes Jan 3, 2013 New York

    Love the list, but does it really need 9 IPAs? You've got Union Jack, Hop Devil, and Lagunitas Sucks; Perfect, now there are 6 other spots that can be filled with other types of beer.
     
  20. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    By more extensive do you mean 5 New Belgium taps, 4 Redhook, 2 Widmer, and a SeaDog Blueberry? Plenty of good taps on the WOB list, but a lot of shit too. Almost never a garbage tap at Track, outside of Newport Storm, which is local.
     
  21. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    The Mews sucks. So many taps, barely anything ever that is interesting and beer/line quality is very questionable.
     
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  22. herrburgess

    herrburgess Nov 4, 2009 South Carolina
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    I'm not really one to prize quantity over quality, so I certainly didn't mean to sound like I was boasting. On the contrary....
     
  23. hogansct

    hogansct Jan 7, 2011 Rhode Island

    Is this Julian's in Providence? I think the selection is definitely solid but I personally would like to see a couple more stouts or porters.
     
  24. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
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    One more reason why I love living in the PNW. A similar tap list around here would considered average.
     
  25. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Fantastic no doubt!!! What a killer selection! If only one or two more dark beers or Quads were on the list it'd be PERFECT!!!
     
  26. SammyJaxxxx

    SammyJaxxxx Feb 23, 2012 New Jersey
    Subscriber Beer Trader

    I love IPAs, but another couple of stouts, porters or barleywines would balance out that list.

    But dont get me wrong, I would drink the shit out of that tap list.
     
  27. JBogan

    JBogan Jul 15, 2007 Nevada

    Drop about 5 or 6 of those IPAs off the list, add a saison and gueuze or two and it would look much better.
     
  28. redblacks75

    redblacks75 Oct 29, 2010 Iowa
    Beer Trader

    Nothing on there has me excited. Still some good options to have though.
     
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  29. Moose90

    Moose90 Nov 25, 2012 Washington
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    Prices would help me make my decision.
     
  30. Steamer

    Steamer Dec 13, 2012 Missouri

    Agree.... too many IPAs. Don't get me wrong, I drink my share of IPAs and love them, but this is way over done. It makes me wonder if this was purely a business decision based on what they believe their customers want and come in for. Even if this is true,it still seems like over kill.
     
  31. Horbar

    Horbar Feb 24, 2012 Rhode Island

    This is Track 84 all day long.
     
  32. EnronCFO

    EnronCFO Mar 29, 2007 Massachusetts
    Beer Trader

    Track 84's prices are consistently the cheapest in the state/region. So, assume whatever your local bar would charge and then knock $1-2 off.
     
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  33. ajramirez1

    ajramirez1 Apr 9, 2011 Washington

    C+ i guess
    A-
     
  34. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Mar 18, 2010 California

    If I was on a trip to your state and I walked into a bar with that tap list I would be happy. It gives me a chance to try some new beers I have never had before, no matter what style they may be.
     
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  35. beertunes

    beertunes Sep 24, 2007 Washington
    Beer Trader

    What this guy says is the truth!
     
  36. Ivegotmule

    Ivegotmule Nov 7, 2012 North Carolina

    It's IPA heavy which I like. And I avoid Belgian at all cost. But given that list I would choose the Labyranth. It's not amazing but I live in a decent size city with nowhere that could compare to that list.
     
  37. DubbelTrubbel

    DubbelTrubbel Nov 19, 2012 Georgia

    Since, of course, one isn't going to walk in and drink every beer they have, I would be happy trying their great selection of Belgians. I guess if you just had to have a stout or session beer you wouldn't go to that bar.
     
  38. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    I could drink here for a few days and be happy. Schlenkerla on draft??? I thought Celebrator at Ciceros on saturday was a great German find.

    It was.
     
  39. kona650

    kona650 Jun 12, 2011 California

    Looks great to me....? What's the problem here?
     
  40. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Rodenbach. Yum.
     
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