Based on the pocket-sized tasting journals, these wall maps are a great way to memorialize your tasting journeys, whether you’re trying to sample every single malt in Scotland or every stout in America. They make excellent gifts, eye-catching decor, and provide a great record of your tasting experiences.
Over the last several decades, American beer has grown at an astonishing rate, finally surpassing the number of breweries around before that terrible thing called “Prohibition.” Every state in the Union now has at least a couple of craft breweries, and I think that’s worth celebrating. So, I designed this poster.
With it, you can journey across the 50 states of beer, trying (and logging) a beer from each state using the format you’re familiar with from the 33 Beers book.
Each state contains an area to log a beer from that state, with a place for the beer’s name, brewer, the date you tried it, and of course, the standard 33 Beers flavor wheel. For low values of the flavor, fill in dots near the wheel’s center. A Belgian-style dubbel from Oregon is used in the example shown.
The only way to include every state was to make this poster big. It’s a whopping 39 inches from sea to shining sea, and 25 inches tall. There’s a spot to review a beer from all 50 states, even the minuscule Rhode Island. Sorry, no Guam.
Ahh, France. No other country produces more fine wine, and none has quite the same romantic allure. Use this unique tasting map as a tool to experience the diversity of flavors produced here, tasting your way from Champagne, down the Rhône to Provence and everywhere in between — 30 appellations in all.
Each area contains a space that will let you log a wine from that particular appellation, with a place to note its name/varietal, the winery that produced it, vintage, and the occasion you sampled the wine, all based on the popular 33 Bottles of Wine tasting journal.
A unique device called a flavor wheel helps you visually record the wine’s flavor. For low values, fill in dots near the wheel’s center. A Sauvignon Blanc from Pouilly-Fumé is used in the example shown below.
The only way to include so many areas was to make this poster big. It’s 24 inches wide (61 cm) and 24 inches tall. There’s a spot to review the top appellations from each of the four major areas:
Scotch is back — although with more than 500 years of tradition, some would say it never left. With this unique poster, you’ll travel around Scotland’s major distilling regions, trying (and logging) a single malt from each. Travel from the Highlands to the Islands, and everywhere in between.
Each region contains a space that will let you log a whisky from that particular region, with a place to note its distiller, age or expression, and the occasion you sampled it.
A unique device called a flavor wheel helps you visually record a whisky’s flavor. For low values, fill in dots near the wheel’s center. A 16-year old Islay malt is used in the example shown at right.
The only way to include every area was to make this poster big. It’s 18 inches wide (46 cm) and 24 inches tall (61 cm). There’s a spot to review a whisky from each of the major areas:
These poster is printed on 100% recycled, chlorine-free French brand paper, made in Niles, Michigan (about 100 miles south of one of my favorite Michigan breweries, Founder’s). If you’re as big a paper connoisseur as you are a beer connoisseur, you’ll also want to know that it’s 100# Dur-o-tone cover in tough Steel Grey. The poster was printed, designed and tested in sunny Portland, Oregon with soy-based inks.