This Rhinelander Beer Board Sign Is LIT

Rhinelander Beer Board Sign

I don’t know anything about Rhinelander brewery but I want that sign board!! It is simply perfect.

Especially if you’re a home-brewer like the owner, John Harry, you can put your own beers on it:

John is so lucky to get that. I searched all of eBay and found nothing like it.

If you see something similar out there, let me know. I would love to have something like it up in my garage.

BTW, John is the historian for Point Brewery, the second oldest brewery in Wisconsin. Sounds like a pretty cool thing to be.

Drink Tokens: A New Collecting Obsession Unlocked

Look out! I am about to get into drink token collecting. 

I saw someone on Beer Twitter (sorry I can’t remember who it is otherwise I would credit it) showing off some old drink tokens.

They looked so clean and probably very satisfying to hold in your hand, and yet I have none. 

I can remember using them in an old dive bar I would haunt (Yo, Stardust in Fresno!) – I can’t remember how or why I earned one.

Bars that have bands play will give them to the bands as a form of payment sometimes, I definitely didn’t perform with a band at Stardust… but there was a lot of me performances by me, if you know what I mean .

Anyway, they looked so cool I immediately went to E-bay to see if I could find a Fresno one, like the one I had somehow earned. I could not.

But I did go down the drink token rabbit hole and eventually purchased a nice New Jersey one – my wife’s side are all from New Jersey so I figured I’d start there since it’s slightly possible one of them held one of these tokens:

I’ll be busy on eBay looking out for the right one.

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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