- Traveling Canucks
- Can you get behind tiny beers?
Grandmothers and French teenagers drink small glasses of beer. Apparently, so do New Yorkers. New York
magazine has an interesting trend piece
on the downsizing of ales and lagers in the Big Apple. The suggestion is that customers are seeking to drink beer in different ways, appreciating smaller batch brews in smaller increments. Here, we have beer flights and taster glasses (Flying Saucer, McCoy's), but I'm not aware of deliberately smaller pours being offered. (Please feel free to correct me in the comments.)
Discovering that New York bars (many of which charge Kansas City stadium prices) would be offering you less beer is disheartening. However, a restaurant like the Brooklyn Wok Shop giving you a 7 oz. pour while you're waiting for takeout is brilliant — it's the alcoholic hospitality equivalent of the hot tea at Marrakech Cafe. Do you feel like this could be a good answer to bloat or simply another way for restaurants/bars to take a bit more off the top?