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Title: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 19, 2017, 05:25:14 PM
It's been a while since I've done a "real" post, and in the past week or so, I haven't been able to get this concept out of my head - i.e. what beers I would feature if I was independently wealthy and could open a brewery without any need to be profitable. 

Full post is here (https://www.brewunited.com/index.php?blogid=221), if you care to read - but it's a super fun topic to discuss.  What would go on your list?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Stevie on January 19, 2017, 05:33:49 PM
Three beers only plus a rotate. Those three beers would be good versions of a the crap beers nearby. So I guess an IPA, saison, and blonde.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Frankenbrew on January 19, 2017, 05:45:38 PM
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 19, 2017, 06:02:57 PM
Well, since $ is no object  :)

Pale Ale - rotating hops
IPA - rotating hops
American Brown (ala Janet's)
Cream Ale
American/oatmeal Stout (ala Shakespeare)
Saison - rotating strains, temps
Dubbel
Tripel
Quad
German Pils
BoPils
Helles
Dort
Marzen
Dunkel
Standard Bock
Doppelbock
Weizenbock

Edit - Forgot the New World Cider. Thanks, Michael.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: udubdawg on January 19, 2017, 06:12:20 PM
I can't conceive of any situation, including financial windfall, where I'd open a brewery and subject myself with dealing with the likes of you people.   ;D

But I used to put great deal of thought into my tap handles at home.  I used to be able to achieve this, but I'm slowing down my brewing.

Kolsch rotated with Helles
German Pilsner
Vienna Lager rotated with moderately hoppy American Amber
Munich Dunkel rotated with Schwarzbier
Oatmeal Stout rotated with robust porter
Saison of some sort
Double IPA
New World Cider

Lately it is more like Pils, IIPA, Altbier, Cider x3, Meadx2
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: reverseapachemaster on January 19, 2017, 06:32:03 PM
If I didn't have to worry about cash I'd brew only sour beer and mixed fermentation farmhouse beers. I'd probably have 5-6 staples and then do some seasonal releases. I'd bottle a lot of the beer and make vintages available in limited quantities on site so people would have more variety.

If I had to worry about making money first I'd start out selling canned hazy IPA to bankroll the sour and farmhouse production.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: dmtaylor on January 19, 2017, 06:34:45 PM
Thanks for this thread!  It was actually really helpful for me to take a few minutes to think about all this.  Here's my dream tap lineup and extra options:

Available 24-7:
Harpy Helles
Woozy Weizen
Broken Mill Wit
Pete's Wicked Ale (cuz hey, got the recipe!)
Zweiflussener Altbier
Principal Pale Ale (Cascade & Hallertau)
Winner IPA (usually Columbus, might change a bit)
1883 Honey Chocolate Rye Beer
Chimaybe Not Dubbel
Red Dragon Belgian Quad

Seasonals:
Harvest Apple Ale or
Not So Hard Cider
Fiery Future VMO
Oh Ba Ha Ha Ha Ha Ha Doppelbock
Off-Kilter Scotch Ale

Special Occasional Rotationals:
Yellow Snow Blonde Ale
No Frickin' Idea Honey Brew
Manty MacMalters Scottish 80/-
1407 Cardamom Gruit
La Fin de la Fin Belgian Ale
No Porter, No Cry
Jalapeno Porter
1860 Imperial Astor Ale
MJ Tribute Belgian-British Barleywine

Now I might just need to turn this into a reality... not commercially (not yet anyway), but at home.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Stevie on January 19, 2017, 06:49:34 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.
Title: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Big Monk on January 19, 2017, 06:53:44 PM
Monk ( Table beer )
Two Monks ( Dubbel )
Three Monks ( Tripel )
Four Monks ( Dark Strong Ale )
Helles/Helles Export
Pils
Dunkel
RIS Lager.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: dmtaylor on January 19, 2017, 07:04:08 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.

And I like to go to a place where they do everything well, not just a few.

Not to toot too loudly but most of the beers I've named up there above have won at least one or two medals.  Those are my top ones out of almost 150 batches, most of which will never see the light of day ever again.  To be fair, I have dumped a LOT of beer over the years.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 19, 2017, 07:25:20 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.

And I like to go to a place where they do everything well, not just a few.

Not to toot too loudly but most of the beers I've named up there above have won at least one or two medals.  Those are my top ones out of almost 150 batches, most of which will never see the light of day ever again.  To be fair, I have dumped a LOT of beer over the years.


I took license with the word 'Imaginary'. Real world, 5 flagships and 2 rotating seasonals.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 19, 2017, 07:31:12 PM
Glad people are enjoying this topic.

Eh, I got up to nine on my regulars.  Again, this is an exercise in imagination. 

Now granted, things might be different on commercial equipment of which I know nothing, but when I brew at home, I can brew one or two of these recipes in my sleep.  I've done them many times, there is no tinkering left to do, I know exactly what I want, and I get the same result, batch in and batch out.  I'd like to think that if I was a pro, with access to better monitoring and control, I could do the same for every (non experimental) beer on the list.

If not... I probably shouldn't be a pro, should I?

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: bayareabrewer on January 19, 2017, 07:36:30 PM
I wish more breweries would have session strength beers that aren't IPAS that I could drink a few of and not be under the table. My tap list would definitely have a 3.5 % table saison or something like that.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: skyler on January 19, 2017, 07:52:51 PM
There are two directions I would go. If I opened this in my current city (Portland), I would almost certainly attempt to be a British Ale specialist, as no one does that anymore. I would focus on cask ales and ciders and have ONE IPA and ONE pale yellow ale on CO2, along with a guest cider or two on CO2, but the focus would be on cask/nitro. I wouldn't import hops, but would focus on using "cheap" hops and making modern English style ales, as well as one typical 2017 IPA.

That place would go like this:

House yeast would be WLP002 or WLP007

1. Ordinary Bitter (~3.5% and dry-hopped)
2. Golden Bitter (~4.2% and more malt-balanced)
3. Pale Ale (~5.5% and balanced, moderately dry-hopped)
4. Strong Ale (~6.5% ~14 SRM ~50 IBUs and hoppy)
5. Typical Northwestern IPA (on cask and CO2 draft)
6. Porter (~5.5%, on cask and nitro)
7. Local Cider on cask
8. Local cider on keg


If I was doing this literally anywhere but Portland, I would go for a more varied taplist and would probably use WLP007:

1. English Golden/Summer Ale ~4% abv and 25 IBUs (might call it blonde ale or extra pale ale, and it would blend goldings with cascade and be dry-hopped) ALWAYS AVAILABLE ON CASK!

2. Red Ale ~6% abv and 38 IBUs (80% US pale ale malt, ~12% crystal malts 10% Munich or Vienna, moderate dose of fruity whirlpool/hopback hops like Citra) 

3. Flagship IPA ~6.5% abv and 65 IBUs, 90% US pale ale malt, 5% carahell, and 5% wheat malt, hops depending on availability, but ideally Nelson Sauvin, Simcoe, and Chinook or Mosaic, Simcoe, and Chinook)

4. Porter (always on nitro) ~6% abv and 40 IBUs (US pale ale malt, melanoidin malt, UK extra dark and dark crystal, pale chocolate malt, and midnight wheat/blackprinz/carafa, malt-forward with small amount of Willamette or similar late in the boil).

5. Rotating IPA: (always something different, like Rye IPA, Black IPA, or Session IPA).

6. Seasonal Ale: Regular rotating seasonal ales (Summer Belgian Ale - possibly just the English Golden Ale fermented with a different yeast and not dry-hopped, Fall American Brown Ale, Winter American Strong Ale - maybe a bulked up version of the Red Ale, Spring Pale Ale - probably a 35 IBU "single hop" beer brewed with a similar base as the Flagship IPA, but at a lower gravity.[/li][/list]

7. Experimental Beer: something different, brewed in a pilot system OR one of the standard beers with something extra (e.g., coffee porter, Dry-Hopped Red, etc), or where leftover seasonals get poured till they are done.

8. Extra Nitro Tap (Porter will always be available on nitro and off, and another beer will be rotate on nitro)

9. Extra Cask Ale (EGA will always be on cask and regular, but another beer will also be served on cask - the cask ales will be kept in a different fridge at a warmer temperature than the other beers, but will have a CO2 mechanism purging any air out of the firkins).

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: erockrph on January 19, 2017, 08:25:26 PM
I get asked by friends and acquaintances all the time if I'd ever open a brewery. My answer is always "hell, no", because the last thing I'd want is to turn my hobby that I do for relaxation into a business that I run to keep a roof over my family's head.

That said, I've often had the thought that if I had to do it, I'd do something unique to set myself apart. In particular, I'd follow a brewpub model, but I'd go with a Viking theme and make it a meadery instead. The tap list would be mainly carbonated hydromels in the vein of Zombie Killer from B. Nektar, plus a few guest taps from local breweries. There would be a couple of moderate-strength, bottled options for wine drinkers, and a sweet dessert-wine style mead or two. Plus, some non-alcoholic, honey-based beverages for the kids.

Of course, with the price of honey you'd likely go bankrupt with a "Meadhall and Grill" business model. But it would be cool...
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 19, 2017, 08:27:11 PM
Meadhall and grill.. that is amazing.  You'd have to charge a fortune, though.

Or own several hundred (thousand?) beehives.

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Peculiar Thomas on January 19, 2017, 08:49:57 PM
I have been infatuated with British beer for the last little bit. I have even made some beers pretty much to fill out just such an imaginary roster:

Spring
80/- Scottish Export
Mild

Summer
English IPA
Best Bitter

Fall
English Brown (my recipe is spiced with vanilla, cacao nibs and a hint of cinnamon)
Porter

Winter
Burton Ale
Old Ale
Scottish Double Brown Stout

If I had any on year round it would probably be the Best Bitter.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: skyler on January 19, 2017, 09:13:07 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.

Yeah, especially when you're looking at 5 different yeast strains. For example, I have never had a good (or even decent) saison from an American brewery that doesn't make (essentially) nothing but saison. I can count with two fingers the number of good Bavarian-style weissbiers I have had brewed in America. And I only know of one brewery who consistently uses three or more different yeast strains and isn't garbage (and that's Sierra Nevada - who is too big to really compare to).

Honestly, I don't know what percentage of American-made Belgian ales actually taste good, but I reckon it's around 2-3%. And they usually are particularly crappy on tap. I would respect a brewery that made really good lagers, but typically a lager specialist is also brewing 5 terrible beers called some kind of "IPA." Most small breweries that put out lagers aren't putting out good lagers, though. I don't know if any professional brewery on earth makes great lagers, Belgian ales, and hoppy American ales, but the yeast management would be a big hassle for a smallish brewery to manage. I would probably stick to one house yeast with 1-2 batches brewed out of another yeast strain per year. That way the in-house yeast propagation would be just one strain. I'll bet a single pitch of a different strain could be had from another brewery for free or for trade.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: dmtaylor on January 19, 2017, 09:34:11 PM
Dry yeast is cheap, effective, never goes bad, consistent, and is pretty dang high quality these days (at least most of 'em).  Anyway, the OP said money was no object.  With money, you could manage all the yeast in the world.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Phil_M on January 19, 2017, 10:22:18 PM
Hmmm...

I feel like there needs to be some limit of some sort...else I'd just have all the beers...

Before I write a list I'm going to self-limit myself to one establishment, with two bars, each bar having 5 taps.


Bar 1 - Social beers
Mild (cask)
Best Bitter (cask)
Porter/stout (cask)
Helles
Dunkel

Bar 2 - Specialty beers
Rauchbier (Schlenkerla on cask?)
Imperial Stout (cask)
American IIPA
Belgian seasonal tap (Saison, Dubbel/trippel for Lent/Easter, Golden Strong ale, etc.)
Other seasonal tap (Maibock in spring, Hefeweizen in the summer, American Brown Ale in the fall, etc.)
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: coolman26 on January 19, 2017, 10:54:44 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.
What.....I can't hear for the noise in this place!  Back to our normal programming....Kolsch 021.


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Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: natebrews on January 19, 2017, 11:09:17 PM
What would I have in my imaginary bar?  Is there any other option?  12 Taps of Bud Light!   ;D
Title: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Stevie on January 19, 2017, 11:14:51 PM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.

And I like to go to a place where they do everything well, not just a few.

Not to toot too loudly but most of the beers I've named up there above have won at least one or two medals.  Those are my top ones out of almost 150 batches, most of which will never see the light of day ever again.  To be fair, I have dumped a LOT of beer over the years.
Pabst won a blue ribbon once ;)
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: klickitat jim on January 20, 2017, 12:54:15 AM
Looking at all of your tap lists makes me never want to go to your breweries. IMO the best breweries brew a few styles well with the occasional special. Anything past a half dozen is noise and confusion.

And I like to go to a place where they do everything well, not just a few.

Not to toot too loudly but most of the beers I've named up there above have won at least one or two medals.  Those are my top ones out of almost 150 batches, most of which will never see the light of day ever again.  To be fair, I have dumped a LOT of beer over the years.
Pabst won a blue ribbon once ;)
Back when it was a blend of 32 beers
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: bayareabrewer on January 20, 2017, 12:57:08 AM
maybe this is for the unpopular opinions thread, but an ice cold pabst blue ribbon on a 95 degree day at the ball park is damn good and refreshing.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: klickitat jim on January 20, 2017, 12:58:15 AM
Imperial Brewpub

Imperial Pale Ale
Imperial Lager
Imperial Stout


On second thought, if money were no object I would buy out AB Inbev et al, and close them, then drink for free anywhere I wanted
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: fmader on January 20, 2017, 01:32:19 PM
Ok... Yeah... I've already imagined this... Mader's Burgers and Beers will feature a variety of house brewed beers and huge variety of gourmet, hand-patted burgers.

I'll probably have 8 handles. 6 of them will be staples, while the other two will rotate.


1. Pale Ale
2. American Stout (Breakfast style)
3. IPA (House)
4. American Amber
5. Czech-Pils
6. American Porter

7. This tap will be a rotating IPA tap. There are way too many hops out there to settle on one IPA. So, this tap will be more of an experimental tap.

8. This tap will rotate monthly with specialty beers.
       -January - RIS
       -February - Barleywine
       -March - Irish Red
       -April - Saison
       -May - Habanero/Mango Pale Ale
       -June - Berliner Weisse
       -July - Golden Ale
       -August - Kolsh
       -September - Black IPA
       -October - Ocktoberfest
       -November - American Strong Ale
       -December - Quad
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: blatz on January 20, 2017, 02:52:07 PM
well as coincidence would have it, I'm designing my new home bar, so this is something I've been thinking a lot about in recent days/weeks.

Still debating about 5 or 6 taps, but I brew 10 gal batches, and although I have friends stopping by often and taking home growlers, I do like to turnover beer often enough to keep everything fresh.  I currently have three plus a high gravity on a picnic tap in the brewery, and turnover just right.  Thinking 5 might be the best way to go.

1 - Pale/Amber/Am Brown
2- IPA/IIPA
3 - Pilsner/Dortmunder/Kolsch
4 - Porter/Stout/Amber or Dark Lager
5 - High Gravity - RIS/Scotch/ABW/Doppel

If I had 6, I would divide up tap #4 to Porter/Stout and Marzen/Dunkel/Schwarz

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: udubdawg on January 20, 2017, 03:25:06 PM
Imperial Brewpub

Imperial Pale Ale
Imperial Lager
Imperial Stout

If there's no Imperial Session IPA, I'm not interested.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: CVas on January 23, 2017, 06:06:13 AM
Ok here's mine (btw Im in san diego so im a bit heavy on ipa's)

Core Beers:
-House IPA
-House Double IPA
-Specialty IPA (rotated)
-Possibly another Specialty IPA
-Belgium Style Ale
-Breakfast Stout
-Dessert Porter
-Seasonal (rotated)

Barrel Aged Program:
-Whiskey BA Stout
-BA Sour
-Saison

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 23, 2017, 05:50:52 PM
Im in san diego so im a bit heavy on ipa's

You say that like it's a bad thing.  You might be the most commercially successful of any of the imaginary breweries!
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: braufessor on January 24, 2017, 03:31:37 AM
I generally have 6 on tap almost all the time - and they stay somewhat consistent....  I try to cover everything I like to drink as well as folks that tend to frequent my basement.

1 - 6% type American IPA
2 - Blonde Ale
3 - Bo-Pils/Helles/Kolsch type
4 - Porter/Brown Ale/Schwarzbier/Dark Lager type
5 - American Amber/American Pale Ale/Maybe a second IPA
6 - Session beer - Scottish 60-70/Ordinary Bitter/Dark Mild

I  also usually have some Saisons that I bottle.  Some bottled with Brett C, some without.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: klickitat jim on January 24, 2017, 05:17:25 AM
Imperial Brewpub

Imperial Pale Ale
Imperial Lager
Imperial Stout

If there's no Imperial Session IPA, I'm not interested.
I hate the term session! Would crushable be ok?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: troybinso on January 24, 2017, 05:51:27 AM
I just opened a very small brewery. Our first day we had 3 taps. A 3.8% session IPA a 3.8% saison and a 5% oatmeal stout. Since then I added a special bitter, IPA, stronger saison and dosed the stout with cold brew coffee. I have a Berliner Weisse on deck.

It's funny what is popular. Basically whatever is the new release and the IPA.

I am going to get in to some more experimental stuff in the near future adding in a small barrel project.

I am in a small town that is still moving in to a craft beer culture so I am hoping to educate along the way. That way I get to brew the beer I want to drink and sell it as well.

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Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 24, 2017, 05:52:14 AM
Best of luck to you Troy!  Are you brewing on premise or off?

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: pete b on January 24, 2017, 03:35:49 PM
I get asked by friends and acquaintances all the time if I'd ever open a brewery. My answer is always "hell, no", because the last thing I'd want is to turn my hobby that I do for relaxation into a business that I run to keep a roof over my family's head.

That said, I've often had the thought that if I had to do it, I'd do something unique to set myself apart. In particular, I'd follow a brewpub model, but I'd go with a Viking theme and make it a meadery instead. The tap list would be mainly carbonated hydromels in the vein of Zombie Killer from B. Nektar, plus a few guest taps from local breweries. There would be a couple of moderate-strength, bottled options for wine drinkers, and a sweet dessert-wine style mead or two. Plus, some non-alcoholic, honey-based beverages for the kids.

Of course, with the price of honey you'd likely go bankrupt with a "Meadhall and Grill" business model. But it would be cool...
I have a similar thought. My experience working in restaurants makes me realistic about starting a brewery: I am not interested in the long hours, hard work, and low pay. And the market is pretty saturated.
I do daydream about opening a meadery with a restaurant even though I know better. I think I could really step up the food offerings over the typical offerings though. I have a lot of experience making things that a lot of places buy from outside like bread, sausage, pretzels, pickles, kim chi, etc. We also have a ton of local farms. So my fantasy is a large selection of meads, some good local beer and cider as well as a small selection of craft cocktails and really great, simple food all homemade and featuring fresh seasonal ingredients. No tomatoes in January. The vibe would be funky and bohemian but rural which suits where I live. It would feature my wife's art work. No TV's but games to play available.
That's the fantasy but I don't want the work and upfront cost. I could see consulting on such an endeavor.
In reality I am checking out if I can fit a meadery into the Massachusetts Farmer Winery law. If so I could start small with a little retail store and most importantly the right to self distribute and sell at farmers markets. Between the Boston/Cambridge area and the Amherst/Northampton area there are lot of foodies who would pay good money. I am already hoping to build a building on our property that would be a commercial kitchen with a brewery/meadery and art studio just to get our pursuits out of our living space.  I would also expand my apiary and use a lot of our own honey. Mead has advantages over brewing beer commercially: less competition but a growing market, less labor, cheaper equipment, more stable shelf life, and higher per unit retail price. The idea is build slow while working then if it works go full time then decide to sell it or hire someone to run it when I want to fully retire.
Anyway, to the original question:
Mild
Bitter/ESB
APA
NEIPA
German Lager
Bopils
Farmhouse
Berliner Weiss
Porters (rotate styles)
Stout (rotate styles)
Patersbier
Dubbel
I would serve a big porter with a smaller stout and vice versa.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 24, 2017, 03:38:51 PM
Super interesting reply, Pete!
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: JimRMaine on January 25, 2017, 02:58:49 AM
Loved reading this. Here's mine:
1. Naww, maybe I'll just come over and drink all of yours!
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: JimRMaine on January 25, 2017, 03:11:40 AM
Seriously now, my dream would be a German-style brewpub. Especially featuring serving wenches in durdinals(sp?)
Taplist:
Kolsch
Altbier and a Stickealt
Vienna
Marzen
Bock
Swartzbier
then to mix it up:
Irish Red
Porter
Tropical Stout
And:
RyeCentennial PA
American Amber- basically Denny's Waldo Lake Amber
American Brown- made with maple sap
Imperial Red PA
Gunslinger Cranberry Graf
American Wheat that lends itself to fruit additions
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: The Beerery on January 25, 2017, 03:52:26 AM
I guess it's still imaginary...
http://www.cedarislandbrewing.com/beer-list/



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Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: troybinso on January 25, 2017, 05:11:05 AM
Best of luck to you Troy!  Are you brewing on premise or off?

There is a 1.5 bbl brewery on premise with a tap room attached. Luckily Washington State is pretty liberal in its regulation of microbreweries and allows retail sales out of the production brewery.

We are just a few weeks in, but the people are actually trading their hard-earned dollars for a product that I made, in a tasting room that we built. It feels pretty great.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 25, 2017, 12:20:08 PM
I guess it's still imaginary...
http://www.cedarislandbrewing.com/beer-list/



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Whoa, nice!  How soon?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: dmtaylor on January 25, 2017, 12:34:15 PM
I guess it's still imaginary...
http://www.cedarislandbrewing.com/beer-list/

Cool!  I don't come to the cities often but next time I do (maybe in 2018), I'll see if I can trek up there.  Making a note of it.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: pete b on January 25, 2017, 12:39:19 PM
I guess it's still imaginary...
http://www.cedarislandbrewing.com/beer-list/



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Whoa, nice!  How soon?
I didn't get that that was yours at first. Very cool, congratulations!
You should heavily advertise that you are a low oxygen brewery and put fake oxygen tanks and masks everywhere and big signs telling customers to take oxygen if they feel faint.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: The Beerery on January 25, 2017, 03:29:55 PM
Hah, thanks all..


Here is my Home Tap list. (http://taplist.noip.me/)
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: bayareabrewer on January 25, 2017, 04:59:31 PM
I just opened a very small brewery. Our first day we had 3 taps. A 3.8% session IPA a 3.8% saison and a 5% oatmeal stout. Since then I added a special bitter, IPA, stronger saison and dosed the stout with cold brew coffee. I have a Berliner Weisse on deck.

It's funny what is popular. Basically whatever is the new release and the IPA.

I am going to get in to some more experimental stuff in the near future adding in a small barrel project.

I am in a small town that is still moving in to a craft beer culture so I am hoping to educate along the way. That way I get to brew the beer I want to drink and sell it as well.

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I hear from my pro brewing buddies that IPA's generally make up about 65 percent of their in house sales. 
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: garc_mall on January 25, 2017, 05:05:03 PM
Best of luck to you Troy!  Are you brewing on premise or off?

There is a 1.5 bbl brewery on premise with a tap room attached. Luckily Washington State is pretty liberal in its regulation of microbreweries and allows retail sales out of the production brewery.

We are just a few weeks in, but the people are actually trading their hard-earned dollars for a product that I made, in a tasting room that we built. It feels pretty great.

Alright, so which small town?
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: homebrewdad7 on January 25, 2017, 05:39:17 PM
Congrats to you guys who are living (or soon will be) the dream!  I wish you nothing but the best of success.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: narvin on January 25, 2017, 05:55:06 PM
My imaginary brewery has a beer hopped with Unicorn farts.  It's not very good, only a 2.9 on imaginarybeeradvocate.com
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: HoosierBrew on January 25, 2017, 06:01:03 PM
My imaginary brewery has a beer hopped with Unicorn farts.  It's not very good, only a 2.9 on imaginarybeeradvocate.com


Awesome.  Beats my dry beaver anal-glanded brown ale. That one only scored 2.4 . Damn hipsters can't rate anything right.
Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: santoch on January 26, 2017, 05:03:51 AM
Given money is no object:

Berlinerweiss
German Pilsner/Helles rotator
Hoppy American Blonde
Bavarian Hefeweizen
Mild/Irish Red/Best Bitter Rotator
Scottish 80/-
Dunkel/Vienna/Marzen rotator
American Brown
Rotating Hop Am. Pale Ale
Rotating Hop Am. IPA
Flanders Red/Flanders Brown rotator
Gueze
Saison
Belgian Golden Strong / Belgian Dark Strong rotator
Baltic Porter
Oatmeal Stout/American Stout rotator
English Barleywine / American Barleywine rotator
Bourbon Barrel RIS

Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: Andor on January 27, 2017, 03:26:29 PM
After 4 years of brewing I decided to pick a line up of beers to work on improving, with the goal being taking a sip and saying that's it. For the last year I've only been brewing tweaked versions of these. I also try to do it with as few yeasts as possible. All groups go light, amber, dark. Pretty much all session beer because that's what I like

German
Gose- good belly probiotic, safale k97
Vienna lager- w34/70
Munich Dunkel- w34/70

British
Best bitter- wyeast 1335 British ale II
Northern brown ale- wyeast 1318 london ale III
Oatmeal stout- wyeast 1318

American
Cream ale- wyeast 1335 or w34/70 fermented warm
IPA- wyeast 1318
Imperial stout- wyeast 1335

Belgian
Wit bier- wyeast 3944 Belgian wit
Trappist single- wyeast 3522 Belgian Ardennes/ undecided




Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: JT on January 27, 2017, 11:16:25 PM
My imaginary brewery has a beer hopped with Unicorn farts.  It's not very good, only a 2.9 on imaginarybeeradvocate.com


Awesome.  Beats my dry beaver anal-glanded brown ale. That one only scored 2.4 . Damn hipsters can't rate anything right.
Some breweries do it to themselves.  Probably not the best marketing strategy...
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Title: Re: Let's Talk Tap Lists of our Imaginary Breweries
Post by: JT on January 28, 2017, 02:00:49 AM
I just cannot imagine anyone purchasing that disgusting can.  Actually, I cannot imagine purchasing anything from that brewery now.  Not to mention they're a smokehouse as well...

At any rate my dream tap list...
I have an obsession with session  beers so I'd have to be careful not to push my preferences on the general public.  If money were no object, I'd love to feature regional beers from all over.  If I had to pick, say, 15...

1) Munich Dunkel - a favorite style
2) Hefeweizen - there is no substitute
3) German Pils - makes friends everywhere
4) Helles Export - classic and tasty
5) Marzen - I might even list it without the lil dots above the รค
6) English Bitter - rotate all 3 strengths
7) English Porter - I warned you about the session thing..
8) American Pale Ale - because 'Merica
9) IPA - mandatory to stay in business
10) Saison - bring some art to this mess
11) American Wild Ale - to round us out.  Not sour exclusive, funk will have a home here too
12) Sour tap - who doesn't appreciate a good sour?  Flanders, Gueuze, Berliner, etc. 
13) Belgian Tripel - because they're tasty and not everybody wants session beer. Rotate with other styles in category 
14) Scottish Ale - because they're tasty and I want session beer
15) Rotating heavy beer (barley wine, Imperial Stout, Imperial anything) - the big guns


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