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Shift Reports and Managing the Front of House

Shift Reports and Managing the Front of House

A well-designed shift report can be used to zero-in on repeat issues, making patterns easy to recognize. Information gained from theses reports can be used for training, counseling and developing solutions. More

Our House is a Very, Very Fine House

Our House is a Very, Very Fine House

In every restaurant, there is occasional conflict between the front and back of house. Add a brewery to the mix, as is the case with a brewpub and you can end up with even more division. Here are some very simple solutions to help with this conundrum. More

Hear, Hear—Shift Meetings for Beer

Hear, Hear—Shift Meetings for Beer

You most likely start with a well-rounded training regimen for new hires, but, continuing education is vital to retain and increase beer knowledge. Shift meetings are one of the best methods you can use to continually train your service staff. More

So You Want to Open the Next Great Craft Beer Bar?

So You Want to Open the Next Great Craft Beer Bar?

Chris Black, owner of the renowned Falling Rock Tap House in Denver, Colorado, offers some stern advice for the next wave of craft beer bar owners. More

Beer "englaze"

Beer "englaze"

Michelin star chef Werner Licht of Haralds Kochschule in Munich, Germany, has taken the concept of beer cuisine one tricky and daring step further…into the forbidden realm of reductions! Includes four recipes. More

What's on Your Menu?

What's on Your Menu?

Dazzle Them with Beer & Food Pairings - More and more, people are expecting craft beer to be integrated into the dining experience. Of course, everybody has their own ideas about what they like, but I find that people are hungry for information.  More

Bucking the Trend

Bucking the Trend

At 6 o’clock on a Saturday evening in February, the wait for a table at Turtle Mountain Brewing in Rio Rancho, N.M., is 45 minutes. On this day the restaurant will sell 550 meals, about 60 percent of them after 5 o’clock. Friday night was even busier. More

Craft Beer Guides

Empower your staff and loyalty members with tools. Help them learn more about your beer.