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Old 11-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #1
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Default Beer menu on the keezer

I've always liked making labels for my beers but I've never actually used them or put them on the bottles. Now that I keg and have a dedicated fridge, I figured I could put something together. For display, I got those clear plastic sheet protectors and used double sided tape to put 8 of them on the lid of the keezer. I enjoy the creativity of making a label, but this is more of a menu for choosing which beer you want. Also, I no longer have time to design intricate labels. What I came up with is a standard format that I can use for every beer. It includes the vital numbers (ABV, IBU, and brew date), a flag for country of origin, and for those people who don't know styles very well and choose beer based on appearance, a picture. That way the BMC drinkers aren't surprised when they pull a pint of the irish ale and don't want to drink it because it is dark. Also, to the left of the beer name is how to find the beer in the keezer. Bottled beers have a circle and whatever is written on the cap goes there. Kegged beers get a tap number. Then I put a short paragraph describing the style and any history, the beer, any interesting ingredients, and maybe just a little self-praise. I've got this on a excel spreadsheet so I can whip it together in no time.

The current lineup top half:

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:09 AM   #2
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and bottom half:


edit: oops, forgot the flag on the peach and cream ales.

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Old 11-23-2008, 12:11 AM   #3
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And the only one so far retired:

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:46 AM   #4
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I like your idea a lot.... I'm thinking they might look great framed on the walls of a homebrewpub

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Old 11-23-2008, 01:10 PM   #5
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I'm LOVING your idea!! I just put my keezer together and my solution to the problem was a chalkboard.


I'm not sure how I'm going to implement it, but I'm so gonna shamelessly steal your idea. Thanks for posting!

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Old 11-23-2008, 03:04 PM   #6
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Nice idea!

Nice execution, too!

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Old 11-24-2008, 12:10 AM   #7
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very nice I dig it

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Old 11-24-2008, 02:03 AM   #8
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Well here's the excel file by PM request. I'll put it in both vista xlsx and the old xls format. The box in the top left is set to a font where the "O" is just a circle and that's how you get the cap symbol. The easy way to change out the picture but keep the border is to just right click the one I have and choose "change picture", or at least that's the best way to do it in vista. For the descriptions, I don't think anyone but me reads them, but I still like them. Maybe if someone came over who loved beer the way I do. I've just always felt that restaurants and even brewpubs don't give enough space on the menu to describe a beer the way they do a food menu item. I'll keep writing them and my friends will keep not reading them, and that's life I guess.

Flags.net for the flags

I can't believe this but I've never compressed a file for upload before. Hopefully it works. I had to delete the picture from the older version to get within file size limits.

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File Type: zip Template_97_2003.zip (10.6 KB, 116 views)
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Old 11-24-2008, 05:13 AM   #9
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I really like these. was thinking have you seen this years Morebeer catalog ? i kinda like how they added little bars for there beer kits. Since you are displaying these for people who may or may not know how bitter X# of IBU's are it would be cool to add something similar to yours. Just a idea..

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Damn nice keezer! Even though they embarrassed my team yesterday, it looks damn good!

Yeah, you're right.... My team embarrasses themselves.... Boy could I use a full keezer on Mondays!!!
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