Refrigerated Specialists Inc. installs a state of the art Perlick Beer Pipe System for Taverna Rossa, the best Craft Pizza and Beer Restaurant in Plano Texas.
Taverna Rossa Craft Pizza and Beer in the Lakeside Market at the corner of Preston Road and Spring Creek Parkway in Plano (4005 Preston Road) is a 3,800-square-foot restaurant. It includes a 1,500-square-foot exposed patio that is set up to be open on good weather days or closed when it is too hot or cold.
Owner Preston Lancaster, (who also operates Cadillac Pizza Pub in McKinney), teamed with Brian C. Luscher, (chef-owner of The Grape), to collaborate on the menu. The focus of the menu is “hand-crafted pizza and craft beer,” said Lancaster.
The Perlick Beer Pipe System
RSI installed an extensive 24-tap, triple-base, black-iron Perlick beer pipe system for Taverna Rossa. The black pipe beer system matches the industrial rustic theme perfectly and provides a quick and beautiful overview of the beers on tap.
This custom beer tower is based on the Perlick beer pipe system and utilizes 2 Perlick 4065-12 series pipe towers with 12 taps each on 3” centers for a total of 24 taps. The “Tee” in the middle provides an additional feed for the lines. This is a massive system at over 110” long, which provides an impressive display to the customers.
A Perlick Century System
A Perlick Century System glycol refrigerated line system was used to provide a clean, functional look in the bar area and maintain 320F to 380F drawing temperature. The fact that the restaurant walls may be opened or closed to the outside environment meant RSI had to take special precautions to maintain consistent beer temperature at the tap head.
The Custom Installation
With Texas temperatures ranging from 1000F plus to temperatures that are more reasonable the rest of the year meant RSI had to provide a system to accommodate the large fluctuations without missing a beat.
Secondary regulators are “ganged” together 4 at a time to provide precise regulation of push pressure, depending on the different levels of C02 in each beer. Each line uses TruPour Wall Mount Cam Lever Detectors and all lines are color coded for ease of system maintenance.
Once RSI finished the installation, they applied flow restrictors where necessary and balanced the system to provide the correct push pressures for each individual run. This kept the design cleaner and as maintenance free as possible.
Taverna Rossa chose to focus on the customer experience and needed a beer pipe system that would keep up with demand, serve wheat’s, ales, and stouts without worry. They turned to RSI’s longevity and expertise with installing long draw beer systems to help provide their customers with the best possible experience.
In the short time Taverna Rossa has been open they have gained local recognition for their great atmosphere, homemade food, and artisan craft beers.
With 24 beers on tap and a beer cooler, you can see into from the bar, the customers can finally see the expertise, clean design, and installation skills of RSI.
Familiar local beers on tap include Franconia Wheat, Franconia Dunkel, High Brass Blonde Ale, Lakewood The Temptress Stout, Peticolas Velvet Hammer, Peticolas Golden Opportunity, and Revolver. They also feature additional local draft beer rotators.