Yo, beer drinker: Confused by today's tap lists, too?

"There was a time" - as Emma Janzen writes in Table Matters - "where you might enter a bar and leisurely peruse a tap selection of 10 or so beers with iconic and familiar handles, weighing simple decisions like 'Do I feel like a Dos Equis or Guinness today?'

"Now, serious programs boast anywhere from 25 to over 100 styles, colors, sizes, and strengths of beer from breweries across the globe.

"It’s never been a more exciting time for drinking good beer, or a more frustrating time to try and order one."

More often than not, these beer lists come with no guidance.

In this article, here's how bars can get with the program.