For Christmas, I bought my husband a set of beer flight paddles and tasting glasses. I will admit, it was one of those gifts that was sort of for me as well. He is a homebrewer and has converted me to a beer lover. The idea of being able to try several different types in a small amount is really fun to me. I love it when we're visiting a new city and a restaurant or bar will offer a local beer flight.
I bought the wood paddles and glasses through The WEBstaurant Store. You have to buy a large quantity, so you might want to go in with a friend or split them up as gifts. I've seen them in smaller quantities other places, but it was much cheaper to buy a few more. I figure it will be fun at parties to have a bunch.
Whenever we have people over, they always want to try out his beer. I thought it would be fun to have some flight paddles so people could sample a few types. It's hard to keep track of the different types and figure out what you like, especially if you're not an experienced beer aficionado. So, chalkboard paint seemed like a logical choice for labeling the beer.
I put a thin coat of primer on the very top of the paddles.
After that dried, I added two coats of chalkboard paint. Following the directions, I let it cure for three days before I seasoned it with chalk and started writing on them.
Simple and easy--my kind of project.
I used a chalk marker to write on these. I find that's it easier when you're working with a small space.
These were already poured, so I had to drink them. You can't let beer go to waste! Can you tell which one was my favorite? Flat 12 Half Cycle IPA is where it's at!