Posts Tagged ‘self-serve’

Foam Here to Eternity: Worst Poured Pints in the Pursuit of Journalism

Examining the growing trend of self-serve beer in District involved some pretty embarrassing moments at the taps, particularly for a former bartender. Granted, my certification in the Techniques of Alcohol Management (TAM) expired in 2003, but still! Imperfect pints are just part of the experience. Even the venues' own staffers sometimes give too much head […]

Pour Self-Esteem

“Buyer beware,” the server says, “the first one is always foamy.” We were seated in a dark subterranean booth at Meridian Pint in Columbia Heights, receiving instructions on how to pour our own beers from two shiny tap handles installed in the table in front of us. The directions seemed simple enough: Pull the lever […]

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