Sharing some Frugal beer finds and a few other things.
Over 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 16 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.
The prices are great, for example, $4.95 a six pack for a great quality IPA or $6.49 for some solid imported brands. The first of which I’m sharing here today. Kinroo Blue a Belgian White Ale.
When I come across a new beer I like I save it in the Untappd app along with some tasting notes and ratings. It’s also a great way to find great beers nearby.
Look for more of these Happy Friday images to occasionally pop up here or on social media along with a brief beer recommendation.