This is the surprise I’ve planned for weeks and worked on all day today: a beer calendar for my darling H. For weeks I searched everywhere to find a plastic beer crate with 24 slots and when I finally got hold of one this morning, the work could begin. I covered the crate with cardboard so the bottles wouldn’t show and cut out tiny doors for each bottle. If you’re doing this, you’ll need a roll of duct tape (or any other kind of flexible tape) to reinforce the “hinges” of the cardboard doors – otherwise they’ll rip and break. I then took a can of silver spray paint and gave it a nice silvery finish. To make it look like a calendar I cut 24 circles out of silvery wrapping paper, wrote numbers on them and used a glue stick to attach them to the doors in a random order. Behind each door is a 33cl bottle of beer, all of them different. I think the assortment of beers makes this idea so special – you never know what you’ll find! Most of them are pretty much unknown to me (and H, probably) so this month will very educative in the field of beers. 🙂Ta-daaa! What do you think? The perfectionist in me isn’t too happy with the turnout (I was going to cover it all with wrapping paper), but the silvery finish is quite pretty overall!
Revealing his first surprise!
This nice bottle (33 cl, alc 4,8%) of Weiss Damm was found behind door number one! This Spanish Weissbier was definitely a great choice and should be recommended to anyone who enjoys a good wheat beer. I had a taste and can say I usually don’t appreciate wheat beers but this one was really nice and flavorful!
Would you like me to show and review what H finds behind the doors of his beer calendar if there’s something really good or downright disgusting?