Monday, April 9, 2007
The First Annual Easter-Beer Hunt
Thanks to everyone for stopping by, it was a blast and everyone's decorated beers looked awesome. Extra props to Sarey who got lost, was turned away at multiple stops to find beers, had to deal with our other dead-beat La Bertha friends being flakers and still managed to make it for the hunt. The Seeker Supremo award goes to Vivi who found a whopping seven brews.
The following beers are some of the favorites we found around the house while picking up this morning. We tried to represent everybody here, but some, of course, went home with the people who found them. I tried to credit the creators through guessing and memory, but please correct me if I've mis-labeled any.
(This first one may be Albert's?)
Myself (the black one went home with Semmel):
Brooke (the only one we managed to keep):
How to Make Easter Beers:
In case you were curious on our methods, or wanted to see our finished product before the hunt...
Step 1: Prep beers
We first let our beers warm up to room temp to avoid condensation while we were painting them. Next, we soaked them in water for just a bit so we could easily peel and scrub off the labels and then dried them off with a towel. Lastly we taped off the beers' mouth pieces so no one would be sucking on paint while they drank up.
Step 2: Paint 'em up
We got an assortment of rattle cans in Easter themed colors from the Home Depot and sprayed up our prepped bottles and then let them dry before we added some finishing touches. Each bottle got at least two coats.
Step 3: Fine tune
Brooke, very craftily, did some nice mixed media of bunnies and baby chicks on her bottles with paint and ink. I cut a stencil of a bunny (which ended up looking more creepy than cute IMO), and then hit it with some much less artistic inking of my own.
...and here's our finished products:
I thought our plastic deer planter added a nice element to this photo shoot...
Sergio Mendes records go well with Easter-Beers...
In the fridge, cooling back down in preparation for hiding...
The end. Again, thanks to all for showing up, painting beers, hiding them, and finding them. We are looking forward to the next one!
Happy Easter everybody!