Draft Systems, Beer Bars, and a Return to Roberta's
This week’s episode of Beer Sessions Radio is very special because it’s the first episode recorded in HRN’s studio at Roberta’s Pizza since March 2020! Talking beer, and drinking beer, on the radio! Jimmy is joined in the studio by Fee Doyle from Beer Witch in Park Slope BK, NY; Claire Matern from Hiller & Moon in Park Slope, BK; and the stars of the episode, Lev Katsouba and Angela Steil from Draft Choice in BK, NY.
The gang gets comfortable and talks about the “living systems” that need to be maintained, much like your car, to keep draft beer running clean and to cut back on waste at your bar or pub. Jimmy and co. reflect on how the industry has changed in the past year and a half, and how it continues to change in the face of the slow march toward recovery through the pandemic.
After the break, the Brooklynites go into more depth on the reopening boom of Spring 2020. All of a sudden, every pub wanted their draft systems up and running again, and the Draft Choice folks are still playing catch up. Recent shortages and supply chain issues haven’t made things easier. Still, Jimmy and friends have observed how bar and pub owners took the shutdown as an opportunity to revamp their establishments and systems and keep pushing craft beer culture toward a brighter future. Until next time, keep chasing the dream of, “good draft, in a good pub, on-premise…”
• Wild East Brewing
• Finback Brewing
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