Southern beer bars are a haven for beer aficionados to meet and for small businesses to showcase their brews to those curious about beer. For years, stringent beer brewing and distribution laws have made the region's beer culture struggle to find a place in the American craft revolution. Georgia breweries are still limited to selling only three thousand barrels of beer directly to consumers per year. However, as these seven remarkable establishments demonstrate, a great beer bar is more than just the number of taps.
In fact, it's more than just beer, it's about small businesses, the people who run them and the people who support them every time they share a round. The history of pubs dates back centuries, with the taverns of Roman Britain and Anglo-Saxon breweries being some of the earliest examples. Pubs, as we know them today, began to appear in the early 19th century and have since become an important part of many cultures. In many places, especially in villages, pubs are the focal point of local communities.
In his 17th century diary, Samuel Pepys described the bar as the heart of England. Although the beverages traditionally served include draft beer and cider, most also sell wine, liquor, tea, coffee and soft drinks. Many bars offer meals and snacks, and so-called gastro-pubs serve food in a similar way to that of a restaurant. A license is required to operate a bar and the licensee is known as the owner, or tavern keeper.
Regular customers usually refer to them colloquially as their place; bars are usually chosen because of their proximity to home or work, their good food, their social environment, the presence of friends and acquaintances and the availability of bar games such as darts or billiards. Bars often screen sporting events such as rugby and soccer. The pub quiz was established in the United Kingdom in the 1970s. Beer was a drink native to the British before the arrival of the Roman Empire in the first century, but it was with the construction of the Roman road network that the first pubs, called tabernae, began to appear. The word survives in modern English as a tavern.
After the departure of Roman authority in the 5th century and the fall of the Roman-British kingdoms, Anglo-Saxons established breweries that could have emerged from domestic homes, as witnessed for the first time in the tenth century. These breweries quickly became meeting houses for people to meet socially, gossip and organize mutual aid within their communities. The Wantage legal code of Æthelred the Unready prescribes fines for breaking the peace at meetings held in breweries. In the early Middle Ages, a traveler could get accommodation in monasteries but later on there was an increased demand for hostels due to popular pilgrimages and trips. The Hostellers of London were granted guild status in 1446 and in 1514, the guild was renamed Worshipful Company of Innholders.
A survey conducted in 1577 among drinking establishments in England and Wales for tax purposes revealed that there were 14202 breweries, 1631 inns and 329 taverns representing one bar for every 187 people. Inns are buildings where travelers can search for accommodation and generally food and drink. They are usually found in rural areas or along roads. In Europe they possibly first emerged when Romans built a road system two millennia ago; some inns in Europe are several centuries old. In addition to meeting travelers' needs inns traditionally acted as community meeting places. London's most famous inns include The George Southwark and The Tabard; however there is no longer a formal distinction between an inn and other types of establishments.
Many pubs use Inn in their name either because they are long-standing old training inns or to evoke a particular type of image or in many cases simply as a play on words with 'inn' as in The Welcome Inn which is a name used by many pubs in Scotland. The original services offered by an inn are now also available at other establishments such as hotels lodges and motels which focus more on guest accommodation than on other services although they generally offer meals; bars which are mainly establishments that serve beverages; restaurants and taverns which serve food and drink. In North America hospitality aspect of 'inn' endures in hotel brands such as Holiday Inn and some state laws refer to lodging operators as innkeepers. The Inns of Court and Inns of Chancery in London began as ordinary inns where lawyers met to do business but they became institutions of legal profession in England and Wales. It wasn't until 19th century that pubs began to appear as we know them today; before this time breweries were practically indistinguishable from private homes and poor level of rural roads meant that far from larger cities only beer available was often one brewed by publican himself. With arrival of Industrial Revolution many areas of United Kingdom were transformed by increased industrial activity and rapid population growth; there was enormous demand for beer and places where public could participate in social interaction but there was also intense competition for customers. Geneva's taverns and palaces were becoming increasingly popular while Breweries Act 1830 caused proliferation of breweries; by mid 19th century pubs were largely being built for this purpose allowing their owners incorporate architectural elements that distinguished them from private homes made them stand out from competition. Many existing taverns were also remodeled around this time borrowing features from other types of buildings gradually developing features that make pubs instantly recognizable institutions that exist today; particular contrary intentions Breweries Act many were inspired by taverns palaces Geneva. Bar counters were one first adopted followed by saloon doors stained glass windows elaborate woodwork ornate mirrors back bars dart boards billiard tables jukeboxes etc. So what types beers served at pubs Blanchard Oklahoma? Well Blanchard has several pubs offering wide range beers including ales lagers stouts porters IPAs ciders wheat beers etc.; some even offer craft beers brewed locally while others offer seasonal selections from around world. Whether you're looking for classic lager or something more adventurous like sour ale you'll find something suit your taste buds at one Blanchard's pubs; if you're feeling adventurous why not try flight sample few different beers?No matter what type beer you're looking for you'll find something enjoy at one Blanchard's pubs; so why not head down your local pub next time you're looking for great night out?.