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.

 

Denver Download

The Great American Beer Festival showcased industry growth, new beers, and the introduction of a comprehensive course in food and beer.

Old Chicago Continues Explorer Series With Coffee Pale Ale Old Chicago Continues Explorer Series With Coffee Pale Ale

Old Chicago Pizza & Taproom is continuing its Explorer Series Feb. 4 and has collaborated with Left Hand Brewing Company and Allegro Coffee Company to bring a variety of flavors to its guests.

On-Premise Traffic Up 1% in December 2014 On-Premise Traffic Up 1% in December 2014

Traffic to the on-premise channel was up a strong +1 percent in the final 4 weeks of 2014.
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Wirtshaus Hosts Super Bowl Brunch Wirtshaus Hosts Super Bowl Brunch

German restaurant and beer garden, Wirtshaus is getting in on the Super Bowl action by offering up a football version of its popular Kegs and Eggs (and Sausage) breakfast-and-beer brunch on Sunday, Feb. 1.

International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event Rebrands to BAR at NRA Show International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event Rebrands to BAR at NRA Show

The National Restaurant Association announces today BAR (Beverage Alcohol for Restaurants) at NRA Show 2015, formerly known as the International Wine, Spirits & Beer Event. 

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.

Bottoms Up 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?

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.

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