This is a great post from CraftBeer.com:
Here’s my comment on their post:
I love that you point out the fact that it is “uncomfortable” to send back anything at a restaurant or bar for fear of retribution from a server or restauranteur. No one likes to create conflict whether it is a problem with a beer, a steak, or an added ingredient that doesn’t belong (I love the Erin’s comment about the bandaid in the new keg!)
Kelly has a great point for both servers and patrons of craft beers (and this is NOT usually done with Bud Light or Miller beers) – ask for a sample taste if you aren’t sure. I don’t know of any brewpub that would refuse to give a sample of any draft beer (obviously you can’t do this with bottles) and I’ve saved many a pint by tasting the brew first. As readers know, one IPA is not the same as another!
Great article! I’m going to include a link to it on my own microbrewsusa.wordpress.com blog if you don’t mind.
Now, I’m going to print out the post for situations when I might need the reference notes!
Here’s hoping your next pint is a Good Craft pour!
An unOfficial Beer Goddess