Blues and Beer at Tazza

I went to Tazza Caffe last night to check out a blues band whose members include a Nikki’s regular.  Unfortunately, I can’t recall the name of the band.  Anyway, Tazza has changed their beer selection quite a bit.  The last time I was there, probably last summer, the best thing on their beer menu was Sierra Nevada Pale Ale or Sam Adams Boston Lager.  They now have Dogfish Head 90 Min. IPA, Ommegang Rare Vos, Samuel Smith Taddy Porter, Smuttynose Old Brown Dog, and a couple others I can’t remember.  I was quite impressed, though they obviously didn’t inform any of their staff about the beer or proper glassware or even that it shouldn’t be consumed from the bottle period.  In fact, when I changed my beer from the Ommegang to the 90 Min, I was just given the bottle.  So I rinsed my glass with the water that was on the table and used the same glass (a regular pint glass).

The band was really good playing a mix of some covers and some originals.  They were funny at times with some banter and one of their songs was hilarious.  It was a great night out.  They’re playing Tazza again next Tuesday with some others.  They’ll be doing an acoustic set.

2 thoughts on “Blues and Beer at Tazza”

  1. I’ve seen more and more bars expand their beer lineups into the micro realm. That’s a good thing. But, like you point out, many of these bars will server any bottled beer without a glass. That’s a bad thing. (They’re so used to serving beers where it really doesn’t matter.)

    I guess we just need to keep asking for a glass until they get the right idea.

    Of course, I’ve been to bars that have been serving real beer for some time, and not only do they serve bottled beer with a glass (sometimes even pouring it for you), but they actually have the proper glasses for different styles, taboot.

  2. Unfortunately, Providence only has a couple of bars that actually know that beer belongs in a glass (and that not all beers are meant for the same glass).

    Hopefully that’ll change. I was impressed that this place had expanded their craft beer offerings.

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