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.

 

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.

Cheers, Chef Cheers, Chef

From crêpes Suzette to fondue, dishes with alcohol have been on tables for centuries. Today, chefs continue the tradition, giving food a boozy boost with beer, wine, and spirits.

On-Premise Traffic Continues Positive Trend On-Premise Traffic Continues Positive Trend

GuestMetrics, which gathers data from point-of-sale systems from restaurants and bars across the U.S., reports that on-premise traffic continues positive trend driven by improvements in casual dining, lodging, and fine dining, while bars and clubs remain under pressure.
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A Toast to Excellence A Toast to Excellence

Nominated by FSR readers, these beverage programs have more to them than the wine, beer, and spirits on the menu.

Beer and Wines by the Glass Gain Volume Through Summer Beer and Wines by the Glass Gain Volume Through Summer

According to data from GuestMetrics LLC, on-premise beer trends have improved in the latest four weeks, benefitting from the World Cup and driven by improvement in bars.

Beer Veterans Launch San Diego Brewery and Restaurant Beer Veterans Launch San Diego Brewery and Restaurant

Southern California Hospitality veteran Jon Mangini of URBN Restaurants Inc.

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