Weekend at Chuck’s

Chuck’s Hop Shop on 85th is a beer store with 40 beers on tap and hundreds if not thousands of bottled beers for sale. I have always been curious about what types of beers they go though fastest and what are some of the more popular breweries. Fortunately, they post their current tap list on their website which allowed me to look at their data over the course of the weekend.

I scraped their website every 15 minutes from opening Friday, January 29 - closing Sunday, January 30th. Their website also lists cost per pint, cost per growler, and ABV.

For the purposes of this analysis, I made a few assumptions:

  • A keg is on tap until it is empty.
  • Each keg only serves pints of beer.
  • A pint is the only unit served (ie no 8 oz. pours).

With these assumptions in mind, my first question was which beer goes fastest? The below table shows beers that were on tap for five hours or less:

Brewery Beer Minutes on tap
Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale 74.98333
Boneyard Hop Venom IIPA 74.98333
Almanac Elephant Heart de… 134.98333
Firestone Wookey Jack CDA 224.98333
pFriem Imperial IPA 240.00833
Sound Dubbel Entendre 270.00000
Bale Breaker Top Cutter IPA 277.48333
Kulshan Bastard Kat IPA 284.98333
Roslyn Brookside Pale Lager 284.98333
Breakside Vienna Coffee OG … 299.86667
Bale Breaker High Camp Winter … 300.00833

In a first place tie for a duration of a stunning 1 hour fifteen minutes were Bale Breaker Field 41 Pale and Hop Venom IIPA. There may be another explanation but with respective BeerAdvocate scores of 89 and 97, its easy to see why they are so popular.

Price of a pint vs. ABV

Is there a correlation between the price of a pint of beer and the ABV?

Drinking based on ABV

Do beers with higher ABV get ordered faster?

Are beers at Chuck’s veblen goods?

Do pricier beer move faster?

Obviously there are many more types of analysis one could look at with this data. I do think this analysis was sorely lacking in first person research, something I intend to fix in the next analysis. Full code on github.