On Tap of the World

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A Little House Keeping

Today we decided to do a little house keeping to the site. We fixed a couple of broken links, updated some stuff and added a few new nifty things. First off the link errors on the front page slide show have been fixed. Thanks for bringing that to our attention. We don’t want any confused folks out there.

Then we updated our header to include our new ‘On Tap of the World’ barrel logo, which you might have seen around the web on our Facebook, Twitter, Untappd and yes… new eBay store page. The new logo is also our new official favicon , making us easier to find among your open browser tabs (if you have at least 10 tabs open at all times, like me) or your bookmarks. This just adds a little consistancy to let everyone know, yes you are in the right place.

Last but not least, we added our *shiny* new eBay store feed to the site & updated the menu. It’s only 20 or so items to start, as we are experimenting, but expect more beer related items to be added very soon. You can also shop our eBay store via Facebook. Other nifty additions you might have noticed… both our twitter and untappd feeds are now embedded right on the sidebar, making it easier for site visitors to keep up with our goings on… without having to go all over the web.

We hope you enjoy these changes and if you have any suggestions, please comment or email via the contact page.

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On Tap of the World is now on eBay!

That’s right, it’s official… we are now on eBay. What do we sell? Well as beer lovers who’s goal it is to share our love of beer with the world, we sell breweriana. We enjoy going to tours, tastings, festivals and doing reviews and sometimes that leaves us with some nifty goodies. We have decided to sell these items online to help fund our blog and other adventures in beer.

Find us on eBay at: http://www.ebay.com/usr/on_tap_of_the_world

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A Trip to Dog Town

So I manageBand and Beersd to turn an impromptu trip to the bay area area to see my dad, who suffered a recently near death experience, to a trip to tour one of my favorite breweries, Lagunitas (still a win in my book.)  Myself, my father’s most recent baby mamma, and my baby sister dedicated an afternoon (after ensuring dad wasn’t gonna croak on us, of course) to a beautiful day of drinking.

When we arrived at the brewery, I was immediately impressed how a mainstream breweries managed to maintain a rather intimate atmosphere.  The first stop was to the gift shop to grab some swag, and pre-game our tour.  Our tour group was pretty small (about 15 folks) and it definitely had its perks.  We were guided to the employees lounge to obtain our liquid gifts.

Our booze tender and guide made an excellent job of making us feel right at home.  She was very knowledgeable and answered any questions about the story behind our favorite brews and the mastermind behind it all, Tony Magee.  I had a great time getting free bee…I mean knowledge (did I mention the tour is entirely free?)  Your history lesson for today is to research the St Patrick’s Day Massacre at Lagunitas.

The actual tour was impressing.  Lagunitas is serious about keeping their product a quality one we can all enjoy, all while keeping it green.  In addition to their Petaluma location, Lagunitas has started a massive operation in Tony’s hometown Chicago, where I’ll be certain to visit.

Our visit to Lagunitas wrapped up with a bit of surprise.  As if there wasn’t already enough free quality beer in my belly, it was service appreciation day.  A taco food truck was exactly what I needed to curb my ever rising buzz, and accompanied with a live band and more drafts to keep me hydrated made this a tour I won’t soon forget.