Flight Deck: Beer Edition
Take Your Tastings to New Heights
If you enjoy trying lots of different beers, Flight Decks are for you. Use Flight Decks to chart your beer tasting experiences, labeling each one and noting specs like ABV, gravity, IBUs, etc. before you embark. Then, place a glass* containing that liquid directly on the deck. As you taste, you'll have the specs at arm's length while you sample each expression.
- Train Your Palate
- Compare and Contrast
- Great for Virtual Tastings
- Remember Favorites
- Avoid Future Mistakes
- Replaces 3 Coasters
Flight Decks are a great way to organize tasting events for professionals and novices alike, and last as scrapbook-worthy souvenirs. There are 20 cards in each deck, enough for 60 glasses of beer. Cards measure 10½ x 4 inches (25 x 10 cm) and are printed on an extremely heavy and absorbent, 100% recycled coaster stock.
Choose Your Own Adventure
Flight Decks let you create your own tasting themes. Compare different styles, different hops, different malts, different vintages, different yeasts, different adjuncts, or any other comparison you can dream up: the sky’s the limit. Here are a few I've enjoyed recently:
Vertical: The same beer from different vintages: 2007, 2008 and 2009 examples of Deschutes Brewery's Abyss Imperial Stout.
- Hoppy Horizontal: Fresh Hop beers from three different Portland breweries.
- Fruited Lambics: Examples of lambics with different fruits added: Cherry (kriek), Framboise (cherry) and P êche (peach).
Flight Decks work great on any solid surface, but for a truly elevated experience, add a Flight Board to your order. Flight Boards enhance both portability and presentation. I offer two options, handmade by yours truly. Choose from hand-rubbed, orchard-salvage Oregon Black Walnut or upcycled boards made from used bourbon and/or wine barrels. Boards measure 12" x 4 ½" x ⅝" (30.5 x 11.5 x 1.5 cm) and have a handy clip to attach your Flight Deck.
Please note that Flight Boards cannot be shipped to Australia or New Zealand due to import restrictions on wood products.
Fresh-Pressed in Portland
Flight Decks are printed by hand, with love, on 100-year-old, gluten-powered letterpress equipment using mostly soy-based inks and 100% recycled paper.
* Beer glasses sold separately.