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Host Your Own Oktoberfest

Ahh Autumn, the season when beer lovers' minds turn to the old country, and we seek out good German beers to enjoy in a biergarten with friends. If you can't make it over to Germany for Oktoberfest, why not host your own? You'll find most of the beer gear you need for an awesome Oktoberfest right here at Capcatchers. 1. Beer Buckets  Part of the fun of Oktoberfest is sampling many different beers. Keep the bottles you select cold, upright and easily accessible by putting several ice filled beer buckets on the table. Separate the beers into categories--Pilsners, Lagers, Stouts--each with its own bucket. You can customize the buckets for each brew, or you can use plain buckets with tags...

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Green Tips for an Eco-Friendly Summer Party

I love to host summer parties and barbeques where I can enjoy good food and beer outside with friends. But after a few seasons of hauling trash bags full of cups and plates to the landfill, I started to look for realistic ways to make my gatherings more eco-friendly. Here are some easy green tips you can try, too! Reuse Plates. Everyone knows disposable plates are bad for the environment. But what can you use instead? A few summers ago I went to my local big box home goods store in late July and bought up 2 dozen dishwasher-safe plastic plates on clearance. They've survived many runs through the dishwasher, and guests enjoy eating from something solid instead of something flimsy. Of...

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