Weekend Drinking Thread: Stoked For Great Notion & Trillium edition

Can you tell I got paid today?

Lately I started doing these threaded and live-blog style posts on Saturdays only. But this Saturday might be a little busy so I opened it up for the whole weekend.

I will be updating this post throughout the weekend with relevant beer, drinking and life journalling. Feel free to leave comments all weekend. Cheers! 🍻

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Beer Journaling: Single Beer Depression

BEER JOURNAL: One Sad Little IPA

I am in a down mood this evening. There is nothing abnormally bad going on with life. Yes, there are things but there are ALWAYS things, ya know?

So, what the hell is going on?!

Well, part of it may be that I have only ONE fresh beer in the fridge. One 16oz IPA. And it’s Monday.

I could go out now and get more I guess but I am home from work and picking up child from practice, and dinner is done, and I just don’t want to go back out and stand in a line.

So I’m stuck with my one damn beer.

Some would say I am an alcoholic if I’m totally bummed that I have only one beer to look forward to. I guess they would be right, from a certain point of view.

Really though, I’m just bummed that my potential of having fun with beer is so limited.

Please, if you can, have a buzz for me tonight.

File under: Beer Journaling

The Best Beer Journals and Notebooks For Beer Geeks

Beer journal drawings

Best Notebook and tasting journals for a Beer Geek.

While most people use Untappd for their beer journaling and tasting notes, putting pen to paper is still a thing us beer geeks do. In fact, we can do both. We’re multitalented with our drinking that way.

Maybe you’re looking for gifts for beer lovers or you’re a home brewer looking for a proper recipe journal or just need a new beer journal, this is the post for you.

You can get real simple and have something for just writing down basic beer stats, or you can do some advanced sketchnotes like the one pictured at the top by Catherine Madden.

I have gathered the best beer notebook options for you, so let’s see what looks good.

The Moleskine Beer Journal

This is part of Moleskine’s “Passion” series of notebooks. Moleskine is my favorite brand of notebook to use, it would make sense to get this one.

Moleskine Beer Journal

It says on Amazon there is only six left. Not sure if that is a ploy to get you to buy it and then as soon as you do there is still magically one again. They don’t seem to be producing it anymore so this may be a collector’s item.

It has popped up on Bookshop.org too, but it comes and goes.

FEATURES:

  • Beer-themed shapes embossed on its cover.
  • Traditional Moleskine stickers but with a beer theme.
  • Five themed sections for tasting notes.
  • Section for notes about the place you purchased your beer.
  • Glossary for beer tips.
  • Has 240 pages and is large format size 5 x 8.25 inches.

The price in the past has been $20 to $25. But if it’s becoming this rare, that price is probably a steal now. At the time I am writing this it is $29.00 on Amazon.

I got one as a gift and opened it on my YouTube channel:

Using a simple blank Moleskine can work too if you like to set-up things yourself. Find a template that works for you and copy it.
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