More Gift Ideas for the Beer Lover

20 Dec

With the holidays fast approaching, it’s time to get into gift-buying mode and do our best to stay out of the stores on Christmas Eve.  If you’re having trouble picking a gift for your beer-loving friend or relative, check out the list below for some great ideas that are sure to please.

  • Beer Tasting and Hops Appreciation Kit ($40) – This kit includes 13 different hop varieties, an aroma palate cleanser, a beer color swatch chart, hop cheat sheet and a beer appreciation guide. A fun way to learn how to recognize different hop varieties and the color swatch would definitely be useful to see if your home brew is within style guidelines.
  • Beer Glass Gift Set ($41) – A great addition to any beer lover’s cupboard, this set includes 4 different glasses: a stemmed pilsner, lager, wheat beer, and tall pilsner glass.  Why so many different glasses? Click here to find out which glass goes with which beer style.
  • Beer Apparel – Allow your beer lover to express his affinity for craft brew in T-shirt form.  Pick up something that features a local brewery or his/her favorite beer.
  • Home Brew Ingredient Kit ($30 – $45) – If someone you know is already a home brewer, consider gifting a beer ingredient kit.  You’ll be giving 5 gallons of beer and the joy of brewing at home.  Don’t worry too much about which type of beer they like, home brewing is about experimenting with new styles.
  • Beer AccessoriesBottle openers, artwork, tap handles, etc.  Everything is made better with beer, and where actual beer will not suffice, get something related to beer!  Anything from your local brewery or that features a favorite brew is bound to make any beer lover smile.
  • Beer of the Month Club ($37/month) – Get the gift that keeps on giving, every month!  A great way to try new beer every month, some of which may not be available in your area.

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