I find it quite interesting that I normally post great reviews about my experiences at many local breweries, bars, and restaurants that have a good tap list, and none of these get acknowledged. However, on the extremely rare occasions I post something negative, everyone is all over me about it. This is a blog. It’s written by me; I am a human and I have opinions, as we all do. This is where I share those opinions. I almost never see anyone post negative reviews on anything, and I call BS. I think many are too meek to speak out and say what they really think. There are bad beers, bad meals, bad breweries, etc. It’s a fact. Why is it we so rarely hear about the negative?
I posted a “bad pours” article earlier today, featuring Vine Street Pub. I was quick to say it’s one of my favorite places to hang out, drink great beer, and eat some damn tasty food. I also posted two photos of what I–personally–consider to be bad pours and asked your opinion. Many thought the pours were just fine, which is also fine–I was interested in others’ opinions and I got them. Thank you.
So here’s a little positivity for ya: this is what I consider a good pour. It’s a Huckleberry Roasters Coffee Stout at Our Mutual Friend. I did not take this photo for this purpose; it’s just one I happened to have on my phone from a couple months back. I eagerly await the “that’s too full” comments, as I’m sure my idea of a good or bad pour differs from that of others’. In any case, here it is.