The Art of the Beer Fest Snacklace

With a fresh wallop of snow on the ground (and more to come), we can expect dabblers to be dressed accordingly in sturdy winter boots, fuzzy gloves, and stocking caps for this year’s Winter Beer Dabbler.

But the most important accessory to some beer fest goers—the snacklace.

Made by innovative drinkers, these necklaces provide a handy palate-cleanser, suited to your food fancy—a sure way to soak up some of the afternoon’s alcohol from the more than 500 beers from 160-plus breweries. Simple strings of pretzels are the common form of snack-laces, but why stop there? Thread on cubes of cheese, meat sticks, sweet treats (hello, donuts), veggies, whatever that twine can take. Or go all out like the folks from THREAD Connected Content who put together the above rad video showing the extreme ends of the snacklace spectrum.

Remember, just one simple rule: If you can wear it, you can bring it.