The first thing a beer lover will notice walking into Baba’s: No tap handles! Personally, I think a better selection is more important then taps.
I know it threw me a little bit when you see a sign out front that tells you there are over 30 microbrews being sold inside, and the bar has no taps. The age old comment you hear is, “I love that beer, but only when it is on draft.” Kegs are often an easier vessel to keep from being affected by heat and light, are kept cold from the day they are filled until the beer is in your glass, and the beer is probably as close to the beer that left brewery in kegs versus any other packaging medium.
That being said, I am of the opinion that no taps at Baba’s is actually a pro for beer lovers. Here are a few reasons why bottled beer is better than kegs (at least for a company like ours):
- Turnover: There are over 165 beers in a standard half-barrel keg. That is quite a bit of beer to move through. Baba’s selection would be drastically reduced if there were four tap handles in the middle of the bar, simply because of the amount of inventory those taps would occupy. Baba’s carries over 30 microbrews, and those 30 are able to rotate because the company isn’t hooked into a huge inventory of one or two beers. (Click here to read the rest of this post)
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Well, the inaugural Cincy Beer Week is in the books. I have to admit; on a college student’s budget hitting multiple events everyday was not going to happen. I “only” attended about 5 events, but here are a few of my thoughts on the week:
Thank You! – I would be remiss if I didn’t first and foremost say thank you to the bars, restaurants, breweries, beer distributors, and especially the organizing committee. Putting on a first time event like this with a volunteer, grassroots effort could not have been easy. I think you managed to go above and beyond your goals of “educating, inspiring and celebrating well-crafted beer.”
The Beer- There is a beer out there for everyone, and you could find them all somewhere in Cincinnati last week. If you didn’t find a rare beer to try or a beer you had never had before, you weren’t looking very hard. (Click here to read the rest of this post)…
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