We live in a perfect neighborhood. This past summer a few of us organized a wine crawl where we went to different houses to taste wines. You can read about it here. It was such a success that we all decided it was time to have a beer crawl. So, this past weekend we did just that with five houses participating. Each house had a theme, and we walked from house to house and had a great time!
This invitation was sent out to all of the participants. A walking map to all of the houses was inside, along with a space to write notes about the various beers. Some of the guidelines were listed on the back. Each house needed to provide three different beers in their category along with snacks that complemented those beers. Also, root beer needed to be available for the pregnant participants or non-drinkers.
We had custom wine glasses for the wine crawl, so, we had to do the same for the beer crawl. These were small beer tasting glasses that each person used the entire evening..
All of the houses were great! One house had beers from Vermont paired with venison chili and yummy homemade maple candy. The second house had a delicious home brew which was made months ago. House three had a variety of Beligum beers and a small keg of root beer. House four took us back to our college days with very light beers and games to go with the theme.
We had IPA (India Pale Ale) beers at our house. I just did a simple centerpiece of beer bottles with flowers. I also had descriptions of the beer’s taste, aroma and history.
IPA beers pair well with spicy food and desserts such as carrot cake. I made some crock pot jambalaya for our tasting. This was so easy because it could cook during the evening while I was visiting the other houses. Then I arrived a few minutes ahead of our guests in order to spoon it into little cups.
I glued beer caps onto place cards and used them to identify the foods. A local restaurant saved their beer caps for me so I had enough to spread on the table like confetti.
You can see some of the beer caps in this photo. Behind the table was the beer growler lamp I made. You can read how I did it here.
We all had root beer, and my friend suggested I add pickles for fun since it was for one of our pregnant neighbors.
One day on Amazon I came across the Beer Soap Company. I ordered some soap made from beer for the powder room.