A new, relaxing establishment for beer drinkers has sprouted up in West Lafayette. The Pint opened up on September 13, 2013 at the corner of South River Road and State Street. This new gathering spot is the brainchild of two Purdue graduates and came to fruition after a year of development.
Lifelong friends Patrick Hagmaier and Jerred Pickett both wanted to create a 'coffee house for beer.' They wanted a place that had a relaxing, talking-level volume. Both have extensive beer knowledge. Hagmaier has travelled anywhere brew has beckoned him, and has kept a 'beer journal' to record his exploits. Pickett has had experience in home-brewing.
The beer comes in bottles, from the tap, and in cans. The Pints capacity can grow to 70 different beers at any one period of time. These beers tend to be the more craft-brewed, less commercialized beers. There is also a limited selection of wines, for the non-beer drinker.
The Pint promises to be a unique establishment due to its open food policy. The term 'BYOB' gets turned into 'BYOF', as in 'Bring Your Own Food.' Patrons can order take-out from other restaurants, and bring it in to eat at the Pint. Customers are even encouraged to do so. Ordering delivery from other establishments is even encouraged. One look at the minimal food menu The Pint offers will confirm this. Anyone who tries to order food here will find the limited items 'cost prohibitive.' This is by design, as the Pint prides itself on being a beer establishment that allows its patrons to be creative when choosing an accompanying meal. These same patrons will most likely find this same menu humorous, to say the least. The Pint has even gone as far as allowing other more food-oriented establishments to drop off stacks of take-out or for-order menus for customers to peruse.
At The Pint, it's all about the beer, as patrons will no doubt find this establishment a nice, relaxing place to sample brew from all over the world.