Sunday, August 17, 2014

Beer Journal #4: An Album for My Beer Bottle Labels

As my hobby progressed, I realized I needed to keep my beer labels somewhere that allowed me to admire them, right? I selected this album for my label collection.  I put one of my favorite labels in the frame on the cover.

I order album pages with 4 by 6 inch pockets, 6 pockets per page.  Two labels, back to back, fit in each pocket, allowing me to store 12 labels per album sheet.  This loose leaf binder gives me the freedom to move and add pages.   

Since I'll be putting labels back to back in each pocket and they come in all shapes and sizes, I bought some 4 by 6 inch index cards to slip in the pockets. They separate the labels and provide a nice white background for the labels on both sides of each page.  

I organize the labels in the binder alphabetically under the brewery name.  As I pondered how to arrange them, this made the most sense to me.

Of course, I always sip a "new-to-me" beer while I work on my hobby.


Cap Chastain said...

My friend 'Zilla has a favorite comment he loves to state ..


This applies here Shaddy .. NIFTY ..

Will you organize them alphabetically .. by most favorite labels .. oldest to newest (this would be very difficult I think) .. by the sizes IF some are indeed larger than others ..

Have I missed how long .. days .. weeks .. months .. years .. decades .. you have been so 'into' beer?

Enough Captain .. Smiles .. Joy .. Giggles .. Cap and Patti ..

Cheryl aka Shaddy said...

CAP & PATTI: I am organizing my beer labels alphabetically by the brewery names. At least for the time being.

I've been drinking beer seriously only for a few months. I believe I started back in March.

Beer helps me smile and giggle more!! :)