Don't forget the glassware! Serving beer in the proper glass can enhance a guest's experience. When serving beer, it's important to have glasses that are "beer clean," that is, free from any residue that will affect the beer's flavor or appearance. For this level of glassware purity, an automatic dishwasher is ideal. Be careful to wash your glassware separately from other dishes, and use a sanitizing detergent so that all you taste is the fresh and flavorful beer.
Have you ever thrown a party, and afterwards realized you were too stressed to enjoy yourself? Here are several tips on how to enjoy your party as much as your guests:
- Be sure to leave enough time for you to plan, cook and/or order everything you'll need.
- Keep in mind that people may bring dates.
- Make sure to include directions to your house. Don't forget to include your phone number and let people know where they should park.
Finally, help your guests get home safely. Encourage them to designate a driver when they arrive. Be prepared to call a cab or ask someone to spend the night if he or she has had too much to drink.
Invite your beer-loving friends and anyone ready for a night of tasting the best beers with the perfect food compliment.
- Keep things simple. Choose at least 4 and no more than ten different types and styles of beer ranging from the lightest flavors to the heaviest.
- Invite guests to cleanse their palates between beer tastings. Be sure to have water and mild snacks such as bread, crackers, fruit, mild cheeses and cold meats.
- Do not rush through the beer tastings. Share your thoughts, describe what you tasted.
- Add food into the mix with these suggested food and beer pairings.