The holidays are upon us and that means it’s time to get that special beer lover in your life a gift they’ll love!
1. Brewer’s Best Beast Equipment Kit w/ Better Bottle
Brewer’s Best is one of the industry standards when it comes to homebrewing.
The Beast kit includes everything you need to make a great batch of homebrew.
There are also Brewer’s Best beer kits you can buy to get started, as well.
Zymurgy has been teaching amateur brewers for the past 27 years and is still going strong.
The magazine features innovative recipes, discussions on equipment building, explanations of brewing science and much, much more.
The subscription also comes with a full-year membership to the American Homebrewers Association.
There are also discounts to more than 300 breweries and pubs nationwide.
This is the ultimate gift for that hipster or urbanite beer lover in your family.
The bike beverage carrier is also perfect for that quick ride to a friend’s house or picnic.
The bag is also waterproof and designed with cyclists in mind.
It also features a secure Velcro attachment system to keep those suds safely secure so saddle up!
This might be our most practical gift for the holidays.
An ingenious way to keep track of your beer AND those holiday appetizers, this tray fits right over your favorite bottle of microbrew.
Not only can you hold it call in one hand, when you set your food down you won’t lose track of it.
It’s designed for warm or cold foods and can also go in your dishwasher so you can reuse it.
Do you know a porter from a stout? Or a lager from an ale?
Pop open BeerSmarts and find out everything about your favorite beverage.
The colorful questions and answers can quench your thirst for knowledge about everything beer.
Grab your brew buddies and get started!
It had to happen sometime. Some mad genius had to combine hops with candy to make sure that we hop-heads can get fresh hop taste at any time.
This hard candy comes in several different flavors so you can find your favorite hops varietal.
The candy is said to mix sweet and bitter flavors to taste of freshly-boiled wort.
Beer and barbecue go together like… well, beer and barbecue!
The weather might be a bit cold for grilling right now but just wait until spring and summer and this little device will be just the thing to kick off grill season.
The all stainless steel holder won’t react with food and features a “unique stainless steel canister” that can be filled with wine, fruit juice or other liquids besides beer.
There’s also a drip pan to make cleanup easy and to prevent flare-ups.
Your bucket list just filled to overflowing.
This book will get you up to speed on everything from Belgian fruit beers to hoppy cask ales and nano-beers to Czech Republic lagers.
This book divides beers by type and other specifications.
Many of the entries are illustrated and each beer has a panel you can add your own tasting notes to.
If home improvement drives you to drink, ThinkGeek has you covered.
This trusty hammer will not only drive home that last dastardly nail, it’ll help you get straight to relaxing once your project is done.
So get the gift that keeps on giving; it’ll keep your crafty-minded friends busy in projects and the not-so-DIY-talented dads happy after their latest disaster.
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