Tuesday, November 25, 2008

Where are the IPAs?

As part of my doctoral dissertation on the popularity of various beer styles, I thought I would try to quantify what people are drinking. I just checked out newcomer Kclingers tap list over at mybeerbuzz.com and what struck me was the great ratio of Pale Ales (India, too) to everything else: a full one out of four of the taps!

But when I checked a bunch of fine, local NEPA beer bars, the ratio is more like one in six or worse.

Not that I'm complaining mind you, all the NEPA beer places have great beers and good times, but it would be nice, imho, to see a few more IPAs on tap. But, it just may be that NEPA is more of a Stout/Porter area and I'm certain the taps are primed with what people want the most of... so it makes sense in that respect...

I think I'll go and sip on a Dogfish Head and contemplate this revolting development.

4 comments:

Leandra said...

Revolting development indeed.

John P. said...

Tazio, have you been to Elmer Sudds and Jack's Draft House yet? I think they have some great beers on tap.

tazio said...

Yeah John P. I have been to Elmer Sudds twice and I really like it. The beer selection on draft and in bottles is top-notch, top-notch. The people in there are friendly and a plus is they have a great jukebox with just about anything you might want to listen to--one of the Marvels of the Internet. I haven't been to Jack's Draft House. Where's that?

John P. said...

802 Prescott in the hill section. You gotta check it out.