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Abe Erb Brewery/Restaurant
#11
I was at Innocente yesterday and found out that they're doing a contract brew of Abe Erb's IPA. No doubt an effort by Abe Erb to keep up with demand. I'd guess they're still working out the reality of their own brewing requirements.

(Innocente built more capacity than they initially needed because they sensed the opportunity to rent out their spare capacity. So far I've seen a number of different brewing company's products coming out of there, including Descendants and Shacklands.)
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#12
Too tough for me.  The best I can come up with is "drinker to drink".  And memories of how much I hated Latin in high school!
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#13
(11-26-2014, 11:41 AM)Markster Wrote:
(11-26-2014, 10:42 AM)ookpik Wrote: If that's the atmosphere Abe is trying to create then potator biber.

You're going to have to help us out on that one.  Google tells me that I probably meant to search for "Potato Bieber".

Sorry, I was having a senior's moment trying to remember how to turn "caveat emptor" into something like let the imbiber beware. I've edited the post but it's probably still wrong because Latin was a long time ago and I didn't pay much attention in class.
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#14
caveat potator
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#15
(11-26-2014, 10:42 AM)ookpik Wrote:
(11-26-2014, 08:06 AM)Spokes Wrote: will have more Dec 1, 8, 12
Good. I'd planned on going on the 2nd or 3rd.


Quote:My only criticism is the seating.  If sitting at the big long "mess hall" type tables it would be expected to have others right beside you.  Sitting at your own table though, we only had MAYBE 12" between the tables and felt very much like we had no space to ourselves.
It's customary in most German et al restaurants to seat more than one party at the same table, especially when busy. This especially true in beer halls with long "mess hall" type tables. No one goes to such establishments for "intimacy." If that's the atmosphere Abe is trying to create then caveat potator.

But your comment reminds me of the days of smoking and non-smoking sections in restaurants. We'd ask for non-smoking and get a table 12" from the first table in the smoking section  Angry

Ya I understand that you're not going to get a completely private dining experience, but it was VERY close.

I'd have had no issue if it were at one of the big long tables, but individual tables should be spaced out a bit more.
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#16
(11-26-2014, 12:10 PM)zanate Wrote: I was at Innocente yesterday and found out that they're doing a contract brew of Abe Erb's IPA. No doubt an effort by Abe Erb to keep up with demand. I'd guess they're still working out the reality of their own brewing requirements.

(Innocente built more capacity than they initially needed because they sensed the opportunity to rent out their spare capacity. So far I've seen a number of different brewing company's products coming out of there, including Descendants and Shacklands.)

That's great as Innocente makes a great beer.  But you've got to wonder, if the demand continues, will it ever be possible to keep up production on site or will they be constantly out of their own product.
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#17
I hear tell of a bar in Toronto where they constantly talk politics amongst all patrons.

Were Abe Erb to be like that, only different, perhaps the closeness only encouraging socialization even if not of a particular type, I would be ok with that. We have enough places that are great at serving beer and food and keeping you isolated from other patrons, even in close quarters, that I'd be happy if Abe Erb could be the first spot to encourage the opposite. On my visits there, being at longer tables has always generated conversations.
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#18
Politics (and religion) seem to be risky topics for discussion among people who are driniking.

It would make a nice change from all the coffee shops where folks are intent at staring at the screen and interacting with nobody.
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#19
(11-26-2014, 02:43 PM)Spokes Wrote: That's great as Innocente makes a great beer.  But you've got to wonder, if the demand continues, will it ever be possible to keep up production on site or will they be constantly out of their own product.

That'll be a function of how much tank space they have for fermentation, and what kind of production tempo they can keep up-- and when they'll brew at all. I wonder whether they're going to, say, run the kettle while people are seated underneath. (It looks amazing to have the brewery located up there, but I don't want to think too hard about the consequences of boiling water, a bad seal, and gravity.)
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#20
I'm pretty sure that they have no intent to serve only their own beer.  "Guest taps" will be a permanent fixture there...
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