So much beer, so little time…how can a beer lover try them all? A beer flight of course! It’s the easiest way to quickly cover a lot of tasting ground.

History

According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, one of the many definitions of “flight” is, “a group of similar beings or objects flying through the air together.” With all the options of beer at a brewery it’s easy to get overwhelmed. Instead of limiting yourself to one or two types, why not try multiple in one sitting? And thus, beer flights were born.

Basics

In order to make a beer flight, you’ll need these three things: a tray, cupware, and last but not least: beer. How the samples get from the taps to you is open to creativity. For this journey, TOSSWARE has created a tray to hold your tasters perfectly. The tasters used in beer flights can typically range in size from 2 ounces to 6 ounces. Personally, we prefer our 4oz taster. It’s the perfect size to sample a variation of beer and fits just-right into the TOSSWARE tray.

There is really no “right” or “wrong” way to drink a flight of beer, however the usual order is lightest to darkest. Generally the lightest beers have a gentler character, then the darker the beer, the more the tastes increase. If a dark beer is sampled before a light beer, much of the light's character will be lost behind the dark one. Try starting with a light-flavored, refreshing beer like a blonde ale, then finish with a strong beer like a stout or porter. 

Now that you know about the history and the basics of beer flights, widen your beer knowledge with TOSSWARE.

*Currently, our trays are available for 4oz Tasters and 7oz Pint Minis in bulk quantities. If you're interested in purchasing or customizing on them, drop us a message at sales@tossware.com.