Up until recently, whenever there’s a tap change at the bar some poor bugger gets to climb a step ladder to change our chalk board beer menu. It’s not just that it was daunting because 9 times out of 10 whoever ascends the steps to scribble ends up writing at a ridiculous angle. We’ve all done it – thinking we’re writing in a straight and then standing back to glance in horror as the words curve in a different direction with a mind of their own. Try doing it with an audience. It’s not much fun.
Fast forward to last week when we employed the use of 12 new slats of wood, a drill, 24 brass hooks and the amazing talent of local artist, Emily Barnwell.
Within a few hours – and after some carefully placed holes and some tender lovin’ art creation – the bar had earned itself a new giant beer menu with easy-off interchangeable slats. These days as soon as the tap line-up changes all it takes is the quick removal of the relevant slat, a wipe and the newly tapped beer squiggled on…we’re back in business.
Emily’s crafty hands were also responsible for the creation of two more boards now hanging behind the bar.
Barn well? We can’t say. But Emily sure as heck draws well. Cheers Ems!