After 4 years of having 6 rotating draft lines in The Nova we decided to crank it up a little bit and have a place for our loyal beer customers to enjoy a great selection of craft beers on tap. The only problem was how many taps to put in, and this became a 3 month process. We didn't want to be the 50-100+ tap bar but we also wanted to have a great variety for our customers and be able to turn over enough beer that people always had something new to try when they stopped in. We settled on 12. I will now have 3-4 taps that are always the same and can rotate the other 8 with new, seasonal and one off kegs.
This new addition also allowed us to increase the amount of beers we can offer for growler fills and about 90% of the beers that we will have on tap in The Nova will be available for growler fills and a few only for glasses at the bar. The main reason for some of these not to be served in growlers is because the kegs are very hard to get and we want to make sure there are more than just 5 or 6 people being able to try these world class beers.
Now on to the beer I have been saving a few kegs until this week just so we could kick off the new tower with a great line up for everyone to enjoy.
Nebraska Brewings Lil Betty Imperial Stout - the non barrel aged version of Black Betty
The Bruery Mischief - a hoppy Belgian Ale
Bell's Expedition Stout - one of the best in its category - Imperial Stout
Oskar Blues GUBNA - Imperial IPA
Bell's Hopslam - Dbl IPA - no explanation needed
Then to round out the list:
New Glarus Spotted Cow
Oskar Blues Dales Pale Ale
Three Floyds Alpha King
Victory Yakima Glory
Three Floyds Robert the Bruce
Brau Brothers Moo Joos
The Nova is open Tuesday through Saturday at 11am so if you are in the area make sure to swing by for a pint and check out the new line up. I will also be keeping up with the list through Twitter and that automatically sends it to Facebook and this blog.
Cheers and enjoy the Hopslam while it's here and Hopslam is going to be one of those beers we are not going to fill growlers with. I am very sorry.