I’ve been thinking for years that I should have been saving my beer bottle caps but never quite got round to it. Then a few weeks ago the boyfriend and I received a beautiful gift in the form of a beer cap map.
This brilliant display is in the shape of Belgium, ready for the tops of all my favourite beers to take pride of place.
I couldn’t possibly let a good gift go to waste, so in the interest of good manners I’ve been working hard at drinking some lovely Belgian beers in my quest to fill it. It’s a tough job but someone’s got to do it 🙂
So far I’ve been trying to place the bottle caps as near as possible to where the breweries are actually located on the map.
I suspect this will start to get tougher as I collect more caps, as a lot of the breweries are clustered around the same areas, but so far so good!
The collection to-date
At present my beer cap map features Westvleteren 12, St Bernardus 12, La Chouffe, St Stefanus, Affligem Tripel, Duvel, Malheur 6/10 (same cap), Malheur 12, Gulden Draak, Kwak, Westmalle Tripel and Westmalle Dubbel.
I’m sure I also have a Westvleteren 8 cap hidden away somewhere, brought home after a camping trip in Belgium, if only I can find it. Failing that I’ll just need to get myself back over there and get a new one.
With 32 gaps still to fill I think this lovely present will encourage me to try out more beers instead of gravitating towards the same old faithfuls.
I have a few favourites and find it hard not to pick them when I’m beer shopping, but who knows, maybe I’ll find myself a new favourite or three now.
Let the ‘research’ commence!