So here we are again, the holiday season is nearly upon us, and while everyone else is sipping eggnog and drinking wine, the beer lover in your life will be tucking into some extra special beers to celebrate the festive season – yum! But what do you buy someone with such a specific interest as craft beer?
Tricky, isn’t it? But to be honest, that’s the trouble with Christmas – as lovely as it is, the gift buying process can be stressful. It just seems to creep up on us, doesn’t it? One minute you think you’re on top of things, but before you know it, you’re scrapping around for those last minute perfect gifts. This year, though, will be different – you’ll get everything organised and beat those madding crowds. Well, at least that’s how we envision it when we start out. (sigh).
The good news is, we’ve got your craft beer connoisseur loved ones covered this year with our festive beery gift guide; simply scroll down for a little inspiration – either organised or last minute 😉
Your Holiday Beer Gift Guide
Spiegelau Craft Beer Glass Kit
If the beer lover in your life is serious about enjoying each sip to the max, world-glass glassware is a must. Different shapes and designs serve greatly to emphasize the many distinctive differences between each style of beer, so it pays to have a few options in your arsenal. The Spiegelau craft beer glass kit will get them started with a wide variety of styles, right out the box. Plus, they’re pretty classy, too – 100% lead-free crystal. Who says beer can’t be as sophisticated as wine! Check out our review for a quick video overview.
As the popularity of hugely hoppy beers continues to grow, it’s only natural that we should pay more attention to the glassware that holds them. After all, many great beer styles from Europe have their own glassware, why not the IPA? If you’re stuck on what to buy the IPA fanatic this holiday season, you can’t go wrong with an IPA glass. Their shape and form really help to accentuate the aroma and taste of super-hoppy beer styles. If you need a little more convincing that a glass can really make such a big difference – check out our IPA vs regular pint glass showdown.
Why not surprise them with something a little different? Coppers very fashionable right now, and this unique 100% copper drinks mug is perfect for beer cocktails. Party season just got interesting.
The Complete Beer Course
A superbly presented coffee table book; the beer lover in your life will easily peruse this beautifully presented book for hours on end.
The author, Joshua Bernstein has certainly gone to town over the details for this book, with 12 meticulously developed tasting classes covering the diverse world of beer. From lager to Trappist Ales; stouts to oak aged delights – this book is the most complete printed beer course we know of.
Perfect for the hop head in your life, the Randall JR allows curious beer enthusiasts to infuse their beer with any ingredient they choose. Hops are an obvious choice, but you can let you imagination run wild with anything from lemon peel to cinnamon, or even coffee – the options are endless. Definitely one for this writers gift list.
Brooklyn Brew Shop Beer Making Kit, Everyday IPA
These beautifully presented beer kits come with everything they’ll need to start brewing awesome home brew right out the box. They also come in a wide variety of styles, this example brews a tasty Everyday IPA.
Moleskine Beer Journal
A beer journal is useful on a number of accounts: they might be a beer reviewer, a beer blogger, a beer-tuber, or even a home brewer. This handy and compact journal will help them structure and document each enjoyable beer drinking experience more efficiently. There are tons of useful features, including a beer/brewing dictionary and a glassware chart. The tasting notes element includes many areas and prompts to help document the specific details of any given beer.
Help kit out their beer cave with a retro style sign. These vintage style tin signs will add a feeling of authenticity to any beer enthusiast home drinking space.
Asobu Stainless Steel Beer Growler
From taking beer on vacation, to filling up with your favorite draft beer at the local pub or bar – a great quality growler will keep their beer fresh and at maximum pressure.
Send them on a journey of beer discovery with this excellent documentary covering many fascinating beer historical facts, such as how beer became elemental in the building of the pyramids, the founding of America, and even civilisation itself.
A set of high-quality bottle openers are a must in any beer lovers kit; coupled with the right glasses, and, of course, the right beer – it all adds up to a better experience overall. These high quality solid wood bottle openers come in a handy set of 3; bottle openers, after all, have a habit of going missing around the house.
Craft Beer Cap Christmas Decoration
Why not bring a little craft to your Christmas tree with these handmade beer cap hanging decorations? The wreath-shaped design is made from laser cut plywood wrapped in twine for a rustic feel. There are many color options sporting caps from well-known and more obscure brewers. For a more personal touch, send in your own bottle caps for a custom design.
So there you have it; we hope this guide helps make the holiday rush that little bit easier this year.
On behalf of Ryan and I at Transatlantic brews, we wish you all the best this festive season – cheers!
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All the best for the season and the new year ahead! Cheers to beers.