First of all… “Tatting” is what you do to stuff that is finer than yarn. If you are doing the same thing, more or less, it is called knitting. I suggest you visit “Tatting” and “Knitting” if you want any more information.

The following two pictures are graphic representations of what, in the world of beer-geeks, is known as “Belgian Lace”. The origins of this phrase are loosely based on the effect that an all-malt brew has on head retention. It seems that the foam/head on a brew is brewed with almost all malt. The resulting foam has a particular tendency to cling to the side of a clean glass. Each sip results in another “ring” of this lace. The following will lead you to much more than you will ever want to know on the subject… Belgian Lace.

What all will agree with is that for each sip of the brew a “layer” of Belgian lace is left to remind you how many sips you have enjoyed.

For your inspection I offer a graphic representation of the Belgian Lace as it was “tatted” on the sides of a pint of Sixpoint Brownstone this afternoon at Bar Tabac…

In order to assure myself that I still had some sort of “tatting” skill, and an order of “Steak Frites” my “tatting” improved somewhat…

That’s my story and I’m sticking to it!