Gifts for the Craft Beer Lover: 2018 Edition

Because the craft beer lover can be hard to shop for.

Craft beer lovers can be incredibly hard to shop for. Not only do they tend to be picky, but they also tend to have everything. So with that in mind, here are some ideas for the craft beer lover on your list this holiday.

Spiegelau Craft Beer Tasting Kit


It feels like every year we recommend some sort of glass wear for the holidays, but the reality is, there is good reason to have the right glasses when it comes to proper beer drinking. This set offers drinkers four unique glasses thaw will work for most beer types.

Local Brewery Swag/Gift Cards

Ok this one is a bit of a cheat, but if you know your giftee is a fan of a particular local brewery then why not pick up some swag? Most will have their customer growlers, tshirts, hoodies, etc. that would make for a fine gift for their fans. In addition, many breweries offer gift cards as stocking stuffers, and some will provide tours and even yearly clubs that offer limited releases and special events throughout the year.

Growlerwerks Pressurized Growler


These pressurized growlers are fantastic. They work as a sort of mini-keg, allowing you to get the freshest beer from your local tap room and keep it fresh and bubbly for two weeks. Plus you get the experience of a tap poured beer, right at home. There are various sizes, but the standard 64 oz growler size is our pick.

Beer Tours/ Beer Vacation

Another option for the true craft beer lover on your list are either locally organized beer tours, or if you’re feeling adventurous, a trip to one of the craft beer capitals of North America. Nothing excites a craft beer drinker more than a trip to locations like Portland, Bend, Vancouver, Boston, Fort Worth or Twin Cities to name a few. Plus there’s the additional benefit of getting to do some local tourism outside of all the brewery stops.

ONIVA Picnic Time Turismo Insulated Backpack


Beer is meant to be enjoyed outdoors, and a good backpack helps. The ONIVA Picnic Time Turismo Insulated Backpack has all the amenities you need for a perfect picnic: one large rectangular insulated interior space, a smaller insulated top pocket, a removable insulated water bottle holder with straps and a zippered front pocket with multiple storage spaces for tiny objects, such as utensils and cameras.

Beer & More Beer!

I mean you can’t really go wrong with the gift of beer. There are a wealth of options, especially during the holiday season. Think about purchasing an advent calendar of craft beer, or creating your own by purchasing seasonal and limited releases from their favourite breweries. There’s nothing wrong with just saying “I know you love beer, so here’s more beer.”


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