You're scampering around a beer festival, trying desperately to sample every beer you can. With all the hectic refilling and draining of your 2-ounce sampler glass, do you think you'll have time to write down (coherent) notes?
Me neither. But try drawing a picture instead.
In this video, I review the 33 Beers journal. It's a beer journal that uses a flavor wheel to sketch a picture of your beer's different tastes.
From 33 Beers:
“They say necessity is the mother of invention, but alcohol helps, too. Born from attending a few too many beer festivals, 33 Beers is a beer journal that provides an easy way to record tasting notes in a small, convenient notebook format. It’s designed for beer geeks, by beer geeks.”
I think this is a great product and recommend you give a shot. You can get 3 notebooks for $10, so that will last you for 99 beers (a few weeks with my readers).
Homebrewers will especially like the notebook because it lets you take an analytical approach to your beers and easily compare recipes.
With the Great American Beer Festival coming up in a few weeks, it's a perfect time to buy one of these for your back pocket.
Have you tried the 33 Beers notebook? What do you think about it?