Some places serve both a splash and a 3 or 4 ounce taster that you pay for. This larger sample is as big or bigger than what most beer judges use and most people should be able to write a full review from it.
If a brewpub has 30 items on tap, most raters are not going to get a pint of each. Indicating a place will serve small pours that you can rate from can make or break whether a ticker goes there or not.
We already have this, along with a few other things like “minors allowed”. Except it’s seems they are now only visible of the place edit page. There are a few problems with adding new categories.
How do you deal with all the places that are already in the database which don’t, of course, have the information?
It really ought to be a Yes/No selection rather than a single check box. If the single check box is blank you have no way of knowing whether that means “no”, “don’t know” or “couldn’t be bothered to tick the box”.
And, generally, these things are of limited use when you can’t search/filter on them. If, say, you’re going to a new city and want to know of places that are child-friendly you really want to be able to generate a list. Not have to look at each and every place individually - and, as the bar for adding a place is now pretty low, there’ll be an ever-increasing number of them.
but while i would never trust minor allowed as definiite yes or no. The more of this info we can try hold the better. I may not trust its always gonna be accurate but it weighs the dice in my favour when hitting places
Sampler and taster get mixed back and forth around here. Typically anymore I just ask for a small taste if I am asking for a free swallow otherwise I just ask for a 4oz pour and those usually get me what I’m asking for without much confusion
Usually I only ask for a free taste if it’s at a beer store and they have a crowler station. Seldom at breweries unless they make you buy a set flight instead of individual pours and there is that 5th or 6th beer I want to try but not get another entire flight.
Would love to have the flights marker. As others have said, the tasters one isn’t particularly relevant in the UK but if it is elsewhere then fine.
A monetary price value would be useful initially but will quickly become out of date, so why not instead have something similar to certain other websites which have a marker of £, ££, or £££ (you can use dollars if you must!) to denote how expensive a venue is compared to others in the area?
I feel like “tasters” in Canada can vary by which bar staff is working, I also don’t think it’s really a common thing here at non-beer geek bars. To be honest I personally never look at those parts of a listing. I more often read the reviews, and then click through to the place website. Samplers/Flights on a Yes/No basis would be nice. If there was an option to filter by “samplers yes” it would be helpful for people searching in larger cities. In places where there are only a handful of legit options it’s less of a factor.
The Flight and Tasters yes/no options are ok, costs aren’t needed.
You should start first by making the Places edits available to users again… so we could adjust more important things like the Live Beer Menu page (and make it a bigger icon), the type of place, opening hours…