Monday, June 02, 2008

Saison Dupont now on tap full-time at the Public House.

Here’s another update to the ongoing story of our draft upgrade at the Public House. It's looking like the upgrade may be completed by the end of June.

As you may recall, the “everyday” guest imported draft selection is being overhauled by adding a few spouts to the front keg box behind the bar. The changes are being made possible by the recent and welcome trend that has space-saving cylindrical 1/6 barrel kegs with American Sankey fittings coming straight to us from Belgium, enabling more kegs to be stored within the parameters of our keg box.

With last week's addition of Saison Dupont, five of the seven projected everyday pours are now on line:

Saison Dupont (and a future rotation among its sister Dupont brands)
St. Bernardus ABT 12
Chimay Tripel
Delirium Tremens
Monk’s Café Flemish Sour, Rodenbach Classic, and Rodenbach Grand Cru

Because Rodenbach is out of circulation awaiting a projected changeover to new American distribution, one keg of either the Classic or the Grand Cru will appear once each month, and as close to the beginning of the month as possible. We're aiming for Wednesday, June 4, as the next Rodenbach Grand Cru appearance, but remember that it depends on how fast the incumbent Monk’s Café Flemish Sour depletes.

Finally, the long anticipated special Delirium Tremens draft tower is stateside in Chicago, and Wetten representative Pete Larsen will be delivering it to us some time during the last two weeks of June. Once installed, there'll be seven taps; DT will shift to the new tower, and the two remaining spouts will be pouring Schlenkerla Marzen and Aventinus Weizen Doppelbock.

The impetus in all this is two-fold. Our major priority for the foreseeable future is implementing Operation Progressive Pint and creating another (production) brewery and taproom in downtown New Albany. Nothing will change at the current location, but I’d like to see the pub and pizzeria operating at peak efficiency, which to me means further enhancing the guest draft selection, both imported and craft-brewed, and positioning our house-brewed beers to contrast and complement these.

See also:

St. Bernardus ABT 12 now on tap full-time at the Public House.

Update: Upgrading the “everyday” guest imported draft selection at the Public House.

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