[Tagging] beer details, draught beer

Martin Koppenhoefer dieterdreist at gmail.com
Thu May 10 12:37:54 BST 2012

2012/5/10 fly <lowflight66 at googlemail.com>:
> In germany I did tag the major beer_brand=* for some pubs/restaurants. I also
> came along drink:*=yes/no.
> We could use drink:*=yes/draught/bottled/no. Many pubs offer different
> kinds/brands where some are draught and other are bottled.

yes, something like drink:*=yes/draught/bottled/no would do the job,
but we should agree what * is. There are types of beer (lager, ale,
pils, ...) and there are brands. People might be interested in both,
and the same brand might offer several types (but not all of them will
always be available at a certain pub).

The problem I see with this approach is that it will be hard to
evaluate if you are only interested in something like: "do they offer
draught beer?", as long as you don't intend that * is a placeholder
for "beer" (because drink is generic, and people might use this for
coffee or lemonades as well, so you would have to know at least all
possible beer types to check for beer (feasible with a list in the
wiki I guess). This is a good argument not to use "*" for brands, as
there is an infinite number of them.

For brands (if someone really wants to tag it) it could be
drink:lager:<beerbrand>=yes (because otherwise you would need
multivalues if they offer more then one kind of a type)

Beer is very country specific, in Germany you would want to know the
brand (because there is huge differences, and often you can deduct
from the brand of beer what kind of pub it is), while in Italy it
would be sufficient to know that they have draught beer at all
(because there is not a big tradition in drinking beer, and they often
don't have draught beer).

I started a draft for this:

please comment and add more beer types to the page.


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