‘Tis the season to be jolly..and have a Holiday Ale Tasting Party!
Inspired by a cozy Northern Minnesota lodge and good friends toasting with good craft beer, the tap room at 612 Brew was the perfect backdrop with its polished stainless steel kettles, colorful murals, exposed brick and timber and tasty small-batch beers.
Excited to deck the halls of the tap room with some holiday cheer, I naturally enlisted the help of Christine of Foxglove Market + Studio for her local, seasonal greens and vintage accents of plaids, antlers and tiny deer. And, the 2014 holiday cards from Tiny Prints set the tone perfectly, starting with the Arctic Antler Invitation.
Making paper chains and bunting from address labels, using the circle ornaments as growler coasters and custom notebooks for jotting tasting notes, the curated holiday collection made for the perfect party trimmings. Obsessed with personalized wrapping paper, I couldn’t resist using it for not only the gifts but also as the table runner! Oh, and I love addition of home decor by Tiny Prints with the personalized herringbone throws at the top of my list.
All of these cheerful accents complimented by the flights of local crafted beer, a solid soundtrack, rounds of shuffleboard and a brewery tour make for the best gathering of friends. Cheers!