Top of the Morning, Aug. 26, 2018

Top of the Morning, Aug. 26, 2018

Of all the reasons to be excited about the soon-to-open Pour Bros. Craft Taproom in downtown Champaign, this one caught our eye: A high-tech tap wall, the first of its kind in these parts.

Basically, you pay for what you pour yourself — 1 ounce at a time — while sampling up to 24 different brands of beer and four types of wine.

Two years of data compiled at the first Pour Bros. location — in Peoria Heights — indicate the average pour is under 6 ounces.

“The customers have spoken,” co-owner Jason Fowler said. “They want to try different things in smaller amounts.”

Coming Tuesday: How it works — and how TCT Construction brought a 1919 building to life.

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