New Self-Service Craft Beer Bar Taps Into Pacific Beach
San Diego bar Barrel Republic is a pour-it-yourself concept, with 44 taps that are available to patrons. A tablet above each tap explains what the beer is & suggests the proper glassware; fetch your own glass - they come in taster, tulip and pint sizes - and get to pouring. You put money down on a beer card or wristband; a sensor keeps tabs on how many ounces you take. The servers have all passed the first level of Cicerone certification.