Not all tap takeovers are created equal. There, I said it. Some tap takeover events are little more than wait staff being confused as to the latest keg being tapped, oblivious to the types of beers being poured. Not at Tap 42. When they do a tap takeover, you'll know about it weeks in advance, get reminded the day of through social media, and when you finally arrive for the event, see signs beckoning you in. The menus will be transformed for the event, making sure everyone knows what's going on with the special beers, and the flight boards... oh, the flight boards have printed descriptions of the event's offerings.
Beyond my fawning over an establishment that understands how much those of us in the beer culture appreciate organization, Tap 42 this past Monday night saw the release of quite a rare offering in the beer world today: the Widmer Brothers/Cigar City Brewing collaboration beer Gentlemen's Club. Not only that, but Widmer's head brewer Ben Dobler was also in attendance. See? Tap 42 does tap takeovers right.