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beer tasting notebook and pen set

by Merrie Buchsbaum & Dave Selden
Handmade
Recycled
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Beer In Mind

Don't let your knowledge of lagers, ales, porters, and stouts go flat every time you step up to the tap! Pair this petite and practical beer diary and pen with any draft, cask, bottle, can, or growler to drink in every last detail long after you've finished the final drop. Designed to be stowed in your bag, purse, or pocket, this streamlined pen and notebook set packs a high-design punch and possess an extra special edge: real hops or a few drops of ale impart the notebook's ink and the pen's resin with its characteristic golden hue.

Identify and fill in the essentials as you knock one back, as well as a rating out of five stars, and the way it was served. A flavor wheel helps you identify bitterness, body, flavor notes, and more. Once filled, this smaller-than-pint-sized journal holds every ounce of detail from your 33 most recent brews and serves as an invaluable reference for both connoisseurs and casual sippers.

Pen handmade with resin tinted and textured with hand-crushed hops by Merrie Buchsbaum in Connecticut. Notebook made out of 100% recycled paper and printed using U.S.-grown soy-based inks in Portland, Oregon. (The beer-colored ink on the cover contains a few drops of Eastern Oregon-Brewed Cascadian Dark Ale.)

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Handmade
Recycled
Exclusive
Item ID
21799
Ages
21+
Made from
brass, stainless steel, polymer, recycled paper, soy ink, hops
Measurements
Packaging: 5" L x 4" W x 1" D; Total pages in each book: 32 pages plus back cover for additional tasting page.
Notes
Kit includes: 1 pen: 5.25" L x .33" dia., 2 tasting books. Each book is 3.5" W x 5" H and contains 33 pages for tastings.
Care instructions: clean pen with a damp cloth.
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Merrie Buchsbaum & Dave Selden

Artist Merrie Buchsbaum and bookmaker Dave Selden's pen and book sets were inspired by life's little luxuries--wine, coffee, beer, whiskey, and even cheese. Merrie makes her pens by hand in Connecticut with resin tinted and textured with a special blend of natural dyes and authentic dried and ground ingredients. Dave's notebooks are made out of 100% recycled paper and printed using U.S.-grown soy-based inks in Portland, Oregon. The colored inks printed on the covers contain a bit of each respective book's thematic ingredient.

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BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET
 
4.2

(based on 6 reviews)

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67%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Easy to understand (3)
  • Informative (3)

Cons

No Cons

Best Uses

  • Gift (4)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes (6)
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Husband (3)
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or hanukkah (4)

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5.0

Its a great present

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from Portland, Maine

Pros

  • Handmade
  • Inventive

Cons

    Best Uses

    • Gift

    Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

    I can't wait to give this to my best friend. He's is huge into beer. He is going to love it ! What a cool gift. The pen is totally awesome. You can actually see and feel the bits of hops in it. The little journal is going to be great for him to keep track of all of those crazy things he tries. It comes with a story card too- about how it's made and the artist.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • Yes
    • Who was the recipient of this product?:
    • Other
    • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
    • Christmas or Hanukkah

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    5.0

    awesome gift

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    from Boulder, CO

    Pros

    • Great gift

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Gift

      Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

      My daughter bought me this as a birthday present because she knows how much I enjoy beer. Wherever I travel I always sample the local micro beers. This kit is fantastic. The pen is the main part of the gift because I'll have it forever and it takes refills. Its neat how the pen is made out of real hops. The booklet fits in my pocket and is great to jot down notes about "reviews". I would highly recommend this gift.

      • Was this a gift?:
      • Yes
      • Who was the recipient of this product?:
      • Self
      • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
      • Birthday

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      5.0

      Awesome Idea for Beer Lovers!

      By 

      from Syracuse, NY

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      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Easy To Understand
      • Informative
      • Relevant
      • Well Written

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Gift
        • Reference

        Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

        I think this product is wonderful.It is small however it really needs to be because its meant to fit in a pocket to take to a tasting. My guy is a total beer guru and has enjoyed it. He takes it every where when he's out and about (as we never know when a new brand to taste will come up). He has enjoyed using it and also it is a good conversation starter for guests and for us. I've learned alot about the different beers hes tasted just by taking a glance into the book. I would recommend this product to any true beer guru who would like a nice way to keep track of what they've tasted.

        • Was this a gift?:
        • Yes
        • Who was the recipient of this product?:
        • Husband
        • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
        • Other

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        5.0

        Great book, my husband loves it

        By 

        from West Sacramento, CA

        About Me Everyday Reader

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Deserves Multiple Readings
        • Easy To Understand
        • Informative
        • Well Written

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

            My husband loves beer and has been taking notes on what he drinks in a little notebook, but now he can jot down his tasting notes like a pro! He loves it.

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes
            • Who was the recipient of this product?:
            • Husband
            • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
            • Christmas or Hanukkah

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            3.0

            Pricey for What it Is

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            from Williamsburg, VA

            Pros

            • Easy To Understand
            • Informative

            Cons

            • Disappointing
            • Expensive

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              Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

              This product is exPENsive for what I received and I'll probably be returning it. The books are cute and laid out well (you get 2) but they're more like paperback pamphlets than books. The real gift is the Pen, which is nice, but not what I was intending to buy. For the price, I expected a nicer journal and a "nice-to-have" pen.

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              • Yes
              • Who was the recipient of this product?:
              • Other
              • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
              • Christmas or Hanukkah

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              2.0

              Not worth the price

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              from Escondido, Ca

              About Me Casual Reader

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

                Cons

                • Not What I Expected

                Best Uses

                • Gift
                • Travel Reading

                Comments about BEER TASTING NOTEBOOK AND PEN SET:

                The notebook is neat and a great concept. However it is sooooo small, and nowhere near worth the price :(.

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                • Yes
                • Who was the recipient of this product?:
                • Husband
                • For what occasion did you purchase this product?:
                • Christmas or Hanukkah

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