It may not seem like it sometimes - but we are always trying to speed up things in the taproom, to make sure everyone can get their pints and growlers without having to stand in line for very long. Last year, we started selling tour tickets online, which was a bit hit with people wanting to make sure they got a ticket. Then we added five more tours in addition to the online tours, to make sure that people who didn't get a ticket could walk up and get one. Then we added another server on each shift. We then built a new "tours" desk, where everyone who got tour tickets could pick them up without having to wait in the beer line.
One change we have been considering, and one we have decided to make starting this weekend, was to include sales tax in our prices, and to round them to the nearest dollar. Some prices will go up a little, some will go down. Pints will now be $4.00 even, instead of $4.37 after tax. Growler refills will be $9.00 even, instead of $8.74 after tax. So if you are one of the many people who stop in for a pint, and then refill your growler to take home, you will come out ahead! A pint and growler will be $13.00 now, instead of $13.11.
I hope these changes will speed up our lines and make sure that you all have a great experience at our taproom. We know that no matter how good the beer is, if you don't have fun at the taproom, we didn't do a good job.