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The Crest Gastropub Is Going To Fail

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    DouginCMH
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    mrpoppinzs said:
    I doubt anyone would complain about their beer menu or selections. The Crest will be fine. They do need to put more attention to organizing their service though. As with most places there is more than one aspect that needs to be looked after. It is already 10x better than its predecessor.

    My complaints about the beer options at the Crest are similar to what they are at a lot of other places. More doesn’t always mean better. And the choices are very top heavy with (expensive, except at happy hour) high alcohol beers. I love beer, but American craft brew does seem to be in a blunt instrument period, full of bourbon barrel-aged/imperial/double this and that (including many ‘styles’ that exist only in the mind of an individual brewer). Which, to me, is boring. Hell, I stood in line with the rest of the beer zealots in Columbus to get a bottle of Founders KBS. I get the appeal of a well-crafted strong beer. I just wouldn’t want to drink one everyday.

    Apart from a beer list that’s – to me – just too filled with extreme, one-off beers, again, the place is billed as a gastropub, which implies the food and beer pairings have been thought through. I don’t get that at all. The Crest is like a bunch of reasonably talented musicians in an orchestra, but with no conductor. The beer guy does what (s)he wants; the food guy does what (s)he wants; whoever is supposed to be managing the floor does what (s)he wants. The total doesn’t equal the sum of its parts.

    #549287
    Snarf
    Snarf
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    I feel the same way about the taps at YBP. There’s not one drinking tap, they’re all super heavy duty specific beers – can’t I get a little draft lager with my pizza?

    #549288

    Mister Shifter
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    We don’t have any pilsners, but we do have a vanilla bourbon barrel aged gueze-IPA hybrid.

    #549289

    mrpoppinzs
    Member

    mrpoppinzs said:
    I doubt anyone would complain about their beer menu or selections.

    looks at floor and quietly walks to the corner.

    #549290

    Twixlen
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    Snarf said:
    I feel the same way about the taps at YBP. There’s not one drinking tap, they’re all super heavy duty specific beers – can’t I get a little draft lager with my pizza?

    This. And sometimes, I don’t want to spend $6 for a pint of beer.

    My biggest complaint with Crest is that their menu doesn’t match the food served. If you say X is going to be on the sandwich, don’t serve it with Y. Particularly if X was the better idea.

    #549291

    MFRONE
    Participant

    If you don’t want to drink craft beer that rotates all the time, then don’t go there. There is a reason Draft Magazine named them a top 5 new beer place to check out in the country last month.

    #549292

    leftovers
    Member

    They are doing alright if this many people are willing to post about them. I don’t recall a single post when it was the old Crest.

    #549293
    Walker Evans
    Walker Evans
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    leftovers said:
    I don’t recall a single post when it was the old Crest.

    None until it was announced that it was closing:

    The Crest Gastropub (Formerly The Crest Tavern)

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