If you weren't in High School during the 70's or having seen Dazed & Confused at least once you may not know there was originally an alternative use for the "paddle"…
Well I dig the current use way more as it brings me an array of flavour and gives me a chance to sample some beer I would not otherwise order a full pint of.
Also I LOVE this presentation and it is what sets some Breweries apart from others.
From being placed on a paper placemat or wooden paddle to a fancy metal circle thing there is no better or worse as it is all part of the experience.
Here are some cool ones I have found via the good ol' internet box..