The craft beer scene in the Vancouver area continues to expand thanks to our amazing local breweries as well as the valiant efforts of a number of craft beer agents/importers. But unfortunately for us beer geeks, a lot of local restaurants and a number of pubs/bars just haven’t seen the craft beer light. So if you want to know how to draw a craft beer loving chick (yes, me) into your establishment, here are some tips.
Restaurants. For the love of god, post a beer menu! You spend a lot of time mastering your extravagant wine lists so how about putting a bit of effort into providing a beer list? If you don’t post a beer list, or if your list if full of macro crap, I for one won’t likely be dining there. So there.
Some establishments are educating their servers through the Cicerone Beer Server Certification and/or having a knowledgeable beer geek give a seminar and tasting. In my opinion, this is well worth the time, effort and money to educate your servers if you really want to promote your craft beer.
So maybe after reading this, you don’t want me in your local establishment. Aw, come on, I’m not asking for much I just want:
- A beer list posted onine
- Tasty craft beer and the more, the better
- Educated servers - again, the more educated, the better
- To know the serving size I’m getting
- And my beer served in the proper, unchilled glass
Got that? Good. I’ll be right over to drink your delicious beers.