Sharing some Frugal beer finds and a few other things.
Well, it’s been a long week for everybody. And I think it’s Friday so it’s time for sampling a few new frugal beers. Today I’m trying a couple of affordable favorites from Aldi and Trader Joe’s.
In case you’ve just found this beer art, for the past few years I’ve been having some fun with old coasters, postcards, matches, photographs, and other various items I find in my travels. I tend to accumulate these things from different bars, restaurants, and hotels that I stumble upon. I’ve always enjoyed the creative effort that goes into some of the simplest things, like the logo for a new craft beer or an unusual coaster or postcard.
I keep a small stack of these items in my office. When they get to a certain height, I spread them out with some old photographs and other random things on a card table and photograph them with an iPhone. Since these are essentially Friday happy hour images, I’ve always added a nice cold beer which I enjoy at the end of the photoshoot. So far, there are now 17 in the series and you can see them here on Flickr, or occasionally popping up on my Instagram feed.
This year I’m adding a new twist. Lately I’ve been finding some good quality imported and craft beers at our nearby ALDI and Trader Joe’s stores where we do most of our shopping. I’ll also be trying out a few local brews supporting craft breweries that are near by.