Summer Beer Tasting Party

This summer there seem to be more shandy’s, specialty pilsners, and craft IPA’s than ever before. What better reason, to fire up the grill and have friends bring their old favorites and new discoveries over for a beer tasting party.

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Super simple to plan and execute, you will set the pace for this and the rest of the summer nights! A few quick supplies from your local hardware store will add an element that’s low on work and high and high on style.

Beer Tasting Setup

The Set-up:

DIY chalkboard table runner

Beer tasting set up

Natural fiber drop cloth with DIY checkerboard pattern as a tablecloth

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DIY green and white beer and lobster pails

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Succulents and herbs placed sparingly around the table create no-fuss pops of color.

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Lots of craft and artisan beer!

Pail DIY:

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3 aluminum pails

painters tape

neon green spray paint

white spray paint

1 – Spray pails with 2 coats of white paint

2 – once completely dry, apply tape one inch apart

3 – spray with neon green paint and allow to dry

4 – remove tape and voila!

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Chalkboard Table Runner DIY

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1 roll of craft paper

chalkboard spray paint

1 – cut sheet of craft paper the length of your table

2 – spray with chalkboard spray paint

3 – allow to dry completely, then set on table

*fun tip: use different color chalk for each different beer*

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Small but hearty bites, pair well with beer and conversation

Cheese, tomato, and bacon puffs

Small but hearty bites, pair well with beer and conversation

A summertime beer tasting is just the sort of fun and casual gathering summer was made for.

Cheers!

ps: take a look at more ideas on hosting a couples shower with a beer tasting in our feature for DIY Network

The Spring Spirit

Fresh cut flowers, pastels, and outdoor gatherings are all the things to look forward to when entertaining this spring. Take a break from those lingering winter winds and indulge in the romance of the season.

An English-style garden gathering to start of the season

An English-style garden gathering to start off the season via

pale pink roses in vintage tea tins

pale pink roses in vintage tea tins via

flowers with hints of pink peeking from teacups

flowers with hints of pink peeking from teacups via

floral inspired deserts with lace to greet your guests

floral inspired deserts with lace to greet your guests via

bright and cheerful tulips help your gathering "spring" to life

bright and cheerful tulips help your gathering “spring” to life via

even a little can go a long way this season

a little can go a long way this season via

bits of lavender to soothe the senses

bits of lavender to soothe the senses via

even formal spring gatherings create a sense of romance

even formal gatherings exude a sense of romance via