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Introduce your guests to different suds. How to do that is deliciously flexible. Here are some tips to planning your Craft Beer Tasting. And remember, Celebrate Responsibly!

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SERVING SIZE

One ounce. That’s the de rigeur sample size in the world of craft beer tasting. More than one ounce per sample will quickly burn out your guests’ palates; and with the higher alcohol content of most craft beers, this will also quickly scramble their ability to discern the flavors and complexities of the beer. (It’s important to remember that your tasting isn’t designed to quaff but rather to query.)

THE BEERS

For a Craft Beer Tasting you can feature beers from a particular region, like Belgium, or a particular style like Indian Pale Ale. We recommend selecting five to six types of beers to feature so your guests have a complete tasting experience.

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POSSIBLE THEMES:

  • Beers of the World

  • Local / Regional Beers

  • Light Ales to Dark Stouts

  • Ales of the Season


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SET UP

Pour the samples into tulip glasses, which will let your guests properly see, smell and taste the brew. We recommend cleansing the palate with a bite of cracker or bread between sips. You also need clean glassware for each sample and water.

WHAT YOU'LL NEED:

  • Five to Six Beer Choices

  • Five to Six Tulip Glasses

  • Scorecards/Pencils for guests

  • Bread or Crackers

  • Water


BEER TASTING PLACEMATS & SCORE CARDS:

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