Buying for the craft beer lover in your life can be complicated. What do you get someone who clearly has a love for beer, probably has a fridge full of the stuff, and won’t shut up about the latest seasonal stout release?
Well, here are a few suggestions to help get you started, no matter the type of beer drinker they are.
For the beer enthusiast in your life, chances are they drink a lot of different beers and can hardly remember how they even were. That’s where a journal can be a lifesaver. Giving them a chance to record exactly what they liked, tasted and smelled about a particular brew will not only help them keep track of their favourites, but over time see exactly what sort of styles they prefer the most.
Reef Fanning Sandals
Sandals in a beer gift guide? That’s right. There’s nothing worse than packing up for a long day at the beach and then realizing that you didn’t bring along a bottle opening for all the beer you brought. With the Reef Fanning Sandals, you’ll never have to worry again. That or just bring cans.
Spiegelau IPA Glasses
IPAs are one of those beer styles that benefit greatly from the proper glass wear. Spiegelau makes some quality glasses that definitely help bring out more of the complex flavours that your favourite IPAs have hiding underneath.
Personalized Beer Tour
While it would be easy enough to find a tour operator in your area to take around your loved one to a few breweries, why not put the extra effort and research in and create one yourself? You can do a bit of digging and find out which brewery, or breweries, they enjoy and put together an itinerary. Most breweries have tours you can take for a small fee, possibly even meet with the brewmaster. Get a gift card for each stop so they can buy a round and you’ve got yourself a winning formula.
Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer
Chances are, the beer lover on your list probably likes a good cocktail every now and then. But what they may not know, is beer can be a great base for some really creative cocktail choices. Cocktails on Tap helps beer lovers better explore the world of cocktails through the lens of what they already know best: Beer. It’s an excellent start to help get them more creative and explore home bartending.