Author Jeff Alworth describes The Beer Tasting Toolkit as a box set of materials designed to lead novice beer drinkers through a blind tasting that comes with a short booklet. It includes numbered sacks to make it easy to disguise what is being tasted, tasting notepads, and a short-hand guide with key aroma and flavor terms.
In his blog, Alworth explains: “It’s designed to walk people through the basics of style and beer elements and also to offer some blind-tasting suggestions. If you’re wondering whether it’s for you, I’d say this: for readers of this blog, it may well be a better bet for that beer-curious person in your life. The one who has developed a hankering for the occasional porter or kolsch but isn’t sure where to go next.”