Wednesday, February 29, 2012

Chalkboard Beer Flight Paddles


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!

2 comments:

  1. This is a fun idea for St. Patty's Day. Shared on my FB page!
    facebook.com/HomeConfetti

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  2. This is perfect. I just picked up a beer paddle for a grad gift, and I think I'll be using chalkboard paint too. Thanks for the idea.

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