What Makes Tap and Screw Special?
The obvious thing about Tap and Screw is that it’s the West Side’s first taste of a craft brewery. There are clearly a lot of craft drinkers on the West side of town, and they have been itching for a place to call their own for quite some time. Tap and Screw is hopefully that place. They opened with the hope that they would become a restaurant that would dispel some myths about what the West side is, and isn’t. They hope to have a place where customers can get great local beer… fresh food options and to maintain a close knit community atmosphere throughout it all. It’s your neighborhood bar that just happens to brew beer and serve locally sourced fresh food all the while.
It’s a bar…that’s for sure about the space. Tap and Screw is designed as a place for you to go out and drink on an evening after work. There is a full bar in addition to the beer selection. A huge garage door on one side of the building will be wonderful as the weather gets warmer to let the outside into the space a bit. With this being an operating bar before becoming a brewery, and saying open throughout the process there is going to be an understandable adjustment period, I can’t wait to see what this evolves into as it hits its stride.
Tap and Screw brews several of their own beers, with more being added on a regular basis. With beers such as an ESB, the standard IPA (Theirs being a more approachable version… not a monster hop bomb), a Kolsch, along with a Rye… a Belgian Dubbel and a Porter they have a beer to match any beer drinker’s palate. Nothing over the top, you won’t find any massive wild beers here, but that’s not always a bad thing.