There is a new bar opening here in Portland sometime in March called the Oktoberfest International Taphouse and they’re promising to have over 350 beers on the menu, including 100 beers on tap.This got me thinking yesterday: not that I know a whole lot about the behind-the-scenes work of draft beer but I do know that there are separate containers for beer and for CO2 so, by my calculations, that means at least 300 kegs for 100 taps (right?); not to mention all of the tubing, gauges, refrigeration, etc. And, if the bar is successful enough to go through numerous kegs a week – that seems like an awful lot of work and an awfully high risk that something won’t be up to snuff. I would love to see it work out – it’d be an amazing beer menu if it does – but I have a tough time believing that it will.
So, my question is this: What’s the highest number of taps you’ve seen work well (operative word “well”) in one place before? Do you think 100+ is really do-able? Leave a comment!