Have you ever taken a moment to consider the importance of the beer coaster? The paperboard circles are ubiquitous, found at both the swankiest craft beer bars and the lowliest dives. Not purely for decoration, their fibers are absorbent, they protect surfaces from damage, dampen noise and prevent beer glasses from sliding around. Breweries and other companies use them for advertising, and a blank back side can provide space for sketching out a brilliant business idea born over a few beers. But for all of that, coasters are an unnoticed bar accessory, taken for granted as standard bric-a-brac. [Read more on MaineToday.com]
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