Restaurant Beer and Craft Beer Bars

Craft beer is all the rage, but for most restaurants any beer is a money maker. FSR Beer Editor Ken Weaver writes about the latest trends for in-house breweries, new beers, beer cocktails, food-and-beer pairings, and restaurant cicerones.

 

Bottoms Up

Beverages have personalities, and it’s up to restaurants to discover the glass that best suits them. Will the drink ravish, dressed crisply in a designer ensemble, or languish in last season’s duds?

GuestMetrics Reports Rise in Food and Beverage Sales GuestMetrics Reports Rise in Food and Beverage Sales

GuestMetrics, which collects check-level data from point-of-sale systems at more than 10,000 restaurants, reports trends for the four-week period that ended Nov. 30.

The Potent Flavors of Barrel-Aged Beer The Potent Flavors of Barrel-Aged Beer

Headlining a pairings dinner or as a secret ingredient, barrel-aged brews are gaining traction.

Modest Growth Predicted for Alcohol Sales in 2015 Modest Growth Predicted for Alcohol Sales in 2015

Drink sales in bars and restaurants are projected to grow modestly in 2015, according to Technomic's expectations for the on-premise alcohol industry. 

Happy Hour, Happier Regulars Happy Hour, Happier Regulars

Discounted afternoon hours are an effective revenue-boosting strategy.

Four Ways to Capitalize on Beer Four Ways to Capitalize on Beer

Beverage specials drive business, but they can also train guests to follow the dollar. Jeff Van Dyke, managing partner and co-founder of beer specialist Brixx Wood Fired Pizza, offers tips to differentiate any beer program.

Old Chicago Celebrates Brewery Anniversaries in Explorer Series Old Chicago Celebrates Brewery Anniversaries in Explorer Series

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom, known for its selection of craft beers, is continuing its Explorer Series with an exclusive collaboration event with Boulevard and Odell Brewing Companies.

Hot Beverages on the Market Hot Beverages on the Market

Editor’s picks for labels that will distinguish your restaurant’s beverage program.

The Pursuit of Hoppyness The Pursuit of Hoppyness

Five strategies to create a robust in-house brewing program for beer, wine, or even spirits.

Winterizing the Beer Program Winterizing the Beer Program

Craft beer sales are typically highest in the winter season, when robust, high-alcohol brews are most popular.

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