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Create a digital beer menu with one click

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Digital beer menus are attention-grabbing and easy for customers to read. This makes life easier for your bartenders and makes the entire ordering process more efficient, which drives a significant increase in beverage sales.

But questions abound: how do I even create a digital beer menu? How can I actually get it onto a TV? And how can I avoid going through a whole updating rigmarole every time I kick a keg?

TV Menus from BeerMenus make it extremely easy.

Interview: how and why you need to ace your landlord relationship

Last updated March 30, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Ben Wiley is an owner of some of the best bars in Brooklyn, NY, like Bar Great Harry and Glorietta Baldy among others.

He's had six different landlords in six different NYC neighborhoods, ranging from mom and pop operations to corporate LLCs.

But despite the different neighborhoods and the different landlords, Ben and his partners hold one thing constant: treat your landlord relationship like gold, and that means treat it professionally.

Ben counts this as a first principle of his business philosophy. Here's more on how he does it, why he does it, and how it's beneficial to him and his partners:

Create a print beer menu with one click

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

You know the scene well. A keg kicks and your heart drops: you have to update your beer menu.

What comes next goes something like this: you go to the office computer and head to Google to find the new beer's description. You search and search, finally find a description you like, then copy and paste it into your menu document. You're done...except now the formatting is screwed up. You fiddle with it until it's finally ready. You push print and take a deep breath.

You're done.

Until you have to do the exact same thing the next day.

It doesn't have to be that way! Read on to learn how to create a professional beer menu template that automatically includes beer descriptions.

10 best beer menu board designs of 2023

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

This year we've helped bars, restaurants, and breweries from Alaska to New York showcase their craft beer tap list in just about every way possible, from modern to sleek to chalkboard-inspired.

In this article we highlight the 10 best digital menu board designs we made this year. Enjoy!

Untappd for Business alternative: BeerMenus

Last updated March 02, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

👉 Untappd has increased its prices to $899/year for all businesses, even existing customers. This is a 50% increase on their previous pricing.

These are significant price increases—previously, Untappd’s pricing was $599 per year.

Learn more about Untappd for Business's price increases.

Maybe you’ve received some phone calls from the Untappd for Business sales team. Maybe a buddy in the industry mentioned it to you. Or maybe you're currently using Untappd for Business at your bar or restaurant.

Regardless, you’re wondering whether it’s right for your bar or restaurant, so you want to learn more.

When you're considering this, you'll certainly evaluate Untappd for Business (something you can do in our Untappd for Business: the Definitive Guide article).

But many small business owners investigate BeerMenus, a popular Untappd for Business alternative and competitor. Read on to learn which would be a better fit for your business.

Interview: simple & effective distributor relation strategies for bars & restaurants

Last updated March 30, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Josh Hurst, industry veteran and Director of Operations and Hospitality for Pies & Pints, Josh Hurts has dealt with a ton of distributors in his time—with 13 locations in six different states he's put in the time to hone in on a few key strategies for effectively managing distributor relationships.

Read on and check out the interview clips to learn Josh's strategies.

How to make opening/closing checklists (+ template download)

Last updated March 23, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Darian Everding manages London Underground, a craft beer and whisk(e)y bar in Ames, IA.

Post-pandemic the London Underground has invested in staff systems to make sure everything runs smoothly—stuff like staff messaging apps, learning/training policies, and checklists.

That last one has been huge. Darian has created a robust checklist system that allows London Underground's staff to be more accountable to one another and the business as a whole, and it's also allowed them to be less frantic around shift changes, which has made a very big difference.

Read on to learn how Darian thinks about checklists and to download opening and closing checklist templates!

How and when to open a new bar or restaurant location

Last updated March 08, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Ben Wiley is an owner of some of the best bars in Brooklyn, NY, like Bar Great Harry and Glorietta Baldy among others.

But it's not like he just had multiple bars when he started his career (in fact, he was trained in the culinary world). He started with one bar and grew his empire from there.

In the multiple openings he's done since then, he's developed a tactical playbook for when and how to open a new place—from deciding where to look to what to do with the space once it's yours. Here are the takeaways:

Where a craft innovator sees the alcohol market headed

Last updated March 07, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Kyle Sherrer is the owner of Backpack Brands of Newburgh, NY, which puts out three craft brands:

  • Graft Cider, a craft cider that innovates on flavors. Think cutting edge craft beer, but for cider.
  • Hudson North Cider, a hazy dry cider brand that's lower in sugar than their competitors (like Austin Eastciders, for example).
  • Ritual Hard Kombucha, a west-coast style hard kombucha made in NY.

We recently sat down and spoke with Kyle about a range of topics:

  • How each of his brands came to be
  • The swings and misses he's faced along the way
  • Where he sees the non-beer craft market—and really the entire craft market—headed in the next few years as preferences change and mature.

Drink menus for bars: create with just one click

Last updated March 06, 2023 · By Dylan Blake

Whether you're creating a menu for your sports bar, a wine list for your James Beard award-winning farm to table restaurant, or a mixed drink menu for your dive bar, BeerMenus is the fastest way to create drink menus.

Whenever you need to update your menu, there's no faster tool out there:

With BeerMenus, your beer, wine, and spirits descriptions will automatically be included in your menu (i.e. you don't have to search for them online).