My husband, in addition to being a wonderful photographer is also good at brewing microbrews, so I could not resist combining his love of beer making with my love of crafting.
I discovered these free labels on-line and just had to make them. I made more labels that are specific to the type of beer brewed and will share in another post. My next task was to find beer tasting glasses so we could have a beer tasting party.
I searched everywhere for tasting glasses with no luck. Finally a very clever Pier One sales associate suggested that I use votive glasses that were only $1.00 each. I now have quite a few of them to accommodate lots of tastings.
Next, I needed a way to mark the beers. I used my label set from Spellbinders to cut labels out of Martha Stewart removable labels. The great thing about these labels is that you can remove them and use them again and again. Yahoo!! Dry erase markers work great to write on the labels and your guests can have fun decorating their glasses. I used a different color for each style of beer.
The last task was to find beer trays which I did at Pier One. I also bought a large tray that accommodates 12 tasting glasses.
In addition, I am going to design and print beer tasting place-mats. This would have been the most economically way to go, but I thought of it after I purchased the trays. Duh! The good news is that the trays are also perfect for appetizers.