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What oh what would we do without advice like this? Don’t forget to invite friends. And make sure you have beer glasses! Ugh… Our very own Beerspotter posted some tips for hosting beer tastings awhile back, but he thought enough of his readers to leave out some of the obvious ones.

The best tip from the How-To video above is to make sure you keep hoppy and high-alcohol beers for the end of the night so you don’t blow your palate. There’s nothing like starting with a beer that you end up feeling in your mouth for the rest of the night, no matter what you eat or drink after it.

If you have hosted your own tasting, let us know what rules you found helpful, or any funny mistakes you have learned from.