Drip trays are really not even as interesting as they sound, but they are the first thing you need when you don’t have one… well maybe you need a glass first, but then you definitely need a drip tray! You wouldn’t get far in your car without floorboards (or at least it would be rather uncomfortable holding on to the steering wheel for dear life as you race down the highway going well above that 65 mph limit that everyone keeps telling you about.
Drip trays are seemingly dull, but there are a lot of things to consider when you buy one. Do you need a drain? Do you want to show everyone how cool you are by being a Guinness Drinker? Do you want to just throw it down anywhere and forget it? If you want to get all European there are a bunch of glass rinsers to keep your pint glasses beer clean before serving. Start there and then match your finish with your bar or kegerator.
Remember, your drink establishment or home bar isn’t even going to impress your mom if beer is all over the floor.
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