Behind the Scenes Tap House brings self-pour craft beer experience, community focus to Ken Caryl

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Behind the Scenes Tap House brings family and friends together with 50 self-pour taps, movie screenings, games, and more in Littleton, Colorado.

*Originally published on YourHub by Rick Reid

Behind the Scenes Tap House and some behind-the-scenes electronics make sampling craft brews a high-tech experience. The movie-themed tavern and eatery located in the Reel Factory building on Centennial Road in the Ken Caryl Business Center opened on October 4.

“We’re excited to finally be open for business in the Ken Caryl community,” said Behind the Scenes Tap House president Grant Golesh. “For more than two years, we’ve been researching and planning for this to be a special place for folks to relax, grab a bite to eat, watch a movie, and sample a huge assortment of beers and wines in a family-friendly atmosphere.”

The centerpiece of the business is a 50-tap self-pour beverage wall, Golesh explained. “This is something completely new for the Littleton area. With our self-pour taps, patrons can draw their own glasses of wine, beer, cocktails, and cider. There’s something for every taste from varietal and blended wines to IPAs and lagers,” he said. “We have beers from local craft breweries plus some popular national brands. And we rotate our offerings, so you’ll have something new to try on every visit.”

The high-tech taps made by iPourIt allow patrons of legal drinking age to draw small tastes or full servings of any of the beverages on tap, while the RFID-activated system keeps tabs on how much they pour. To activate any of the taps, patrons simply wave an RFID bracelet over a sensor above their selection. A computer records their choice and updates their tab. “We think this technology offers a fun, interactive way for folks to sample craft beers and wine varieties they might not otherwise get to try. It also helps us to promote responsible alcohol consumption,” said Golesh. “And with 50 taps, we have one of the largest iPourIt systems in the country.” In addition to the on-tap drinks, Behind the Scenes Tap House offers 20 varieties of canned alcoholic beverages and soft drinks, and a two-flavor ICEE machine.

Outside the building, Behind the Scenes Tap House operate an on-site mobile kitchen offering chef-created and food truck-inspired appetizers, salads, kids’ fare, gourmet pizzas, and desserts.

Keeping with its movie theme, Behind the Scenes Tap House regularly screens classic and cult-favorite movies on 10 indoor video monitors and — when weather permits – a 10-foot diagonal outdoor video screen. Friday night screenings feature G and PG-rated family-friendly movies.  Wednesday night screenings feature popular movies for general audiences with MPAA ratings up to PG-13. At other times, the video screens carry live sports broadcasts, with an emphasis on Colorado teams.

“Behind the Scenes Tap House is more than just a tavern,” said Golesh.  “We want this to be a community gathering place where parents can feel comfortable bringing their children. In addition to the kid-friendly movies, we have board games, card games, a chalkboard wall, and other activities for kids to enjoy while they are here with their parents. We also host fundraisers for local charities as our way to give back to the community,” he said. “And all of the profits from one of the beverage taps will be donated to a different local charity organization each month.”

Behind the Scenes Tap House is located on the south side of the Reel Factory building at 10488 W. Centennial Road in the Ken-Caryl Business Center, about a mile northwest of the Kipling Parkway exit of highway C-470. Normal operating hours are Monday through Wednesday 3 to 9 p.m., Thursday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m., Friday and Saturday 11 a.m. to 10 p.m., and Sunday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Visit behindthescenestaphouse.com for more information.

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