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I have a couple issues with this:

  1. Why is this just for "micro"-breweries? I know that many large brewers like Asahi, Budweiser, etc., have restaurants at the brewery where you can have a full meal and enjoy their beer with it. None of those are "micro".
  2. What about (micro)breweries which offer samples? Or breweries which offer generous samples for a few hours a week, enough that you could reasonably call it a "bar"?

I'm not opposed to this kind of tag in principle, but I think it needs improvement. It would be more useful to have something in the spirit of Proposed features/Industrial Plant, so we might have works=brewery, works=winery, works=distillery, etc. Then we can use it in combination with amenity=pub, amenity=bar, or amenity=restaurant as appropriate.


Giggls, you haven't addressed any of the concerns I raised by just adding a boldfaced note to the page. If this is for tagging brewpubs, why can't the tag just be brewpub=yes? --BigPeteB 16:49, 23 July 2010 (UTC)


Sorry, I think Wikis are completely unusable for discussions. I did not even know about this discussion page up until right now. And this is only because I turned on change notification. IMO we are better of talking at one of the Mailinglists. --User:Giggls 9:45, 21 Aug 2011 (CEST)

Microbrewery vs brewpub

I have an idea. How about tagging microbreweries with microbrewery=yes, and brewpubs with brewpub=yes?

Why would one need a brewpub tag at all? Given the fact that a restaurant or pub which features a microbrewery is a brewpub? I don't think that "brewpub" is a good name for stuff like a monastery (yes we have something like this in Germany) restaurant/pub/monastery/whatever/...+microbrewery is much more adequate. What we actually need is an proper tagging scheme for ordinary breweries. Restaurants in a brewery complex are nothing special, they are just ordinary restaurants IMO. Maybe with a brewery=some-brand added. --User:Giggls 9:45, 21 Aug 2011 (CEST)

Barring that, how would I tag an actual microbrewery, small brewery, or craft brewery that has no pub?

microbrewery=yes can be added to any object. As I already said I even have a monastery with such a tag. --User:Giggls 9:45, 21 Aug 2011 (CEST)

Unfortunately, brewery=* is already in use for things which are not breweries. Michael Z. 2011-08-10 20:56 z