April is hosting a tasting with tapas tonight in Kirkland (okay, so it’s just outside of Seattle). She invited 8 other people to come enjoy, learn, savor, try, and otherwise have a fun and enlightening time with beer.
She’s a good friend along our route who enjoys beer, likes the social element it can foster and is also a fan of good food appropriately paired with beverage.
It’s easy and simple to throw your own tasting event.
- Think of friends who would enjoy trying different beers; size of groups depends on the amount of room you have to comfortably sit your guests.
- Invite said friends over on a chosen day, afternoon or night.
- Plan some simple and complementary foods to go with the beers – foods bring out flavors in both parts of the equation.
- Serve beers paired with foods in courses. I like small plates to stretch it out and really make it be special.
You can either provide the beers & foods yourself as host or you can ask comers to bring a certain thing to help share costs.
Either way, it’s a win all around for women & men & beer.