But we drink much more beer than we do wine, especially when the weather warms up. So we started thinking about ways to identify bottles. Because who hasn't set down a beer bottle, only to come back and wonder if yours was the half-full or quarter-full one?
If you're like us, you have a stash of rubber bands left over from heads of broccoli, bunches of asparagus, and and the newspaper. We're lucky that we have an assortment of colors: pink, blue, green, purple, tan, white. They make perfect beer identification bands, as long as you don't have a huge party (although then you might be serving more than one kind of beer, which also helps). And they're free!
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