There is a beer lover (or three) in every family. The holiday season is a perfect time to spoil the beer enthusiast in your life with brew gifts to enhance their passion. There is such a wide variety of products on tap to fuel this excitement for anyone from the casual beer drinker to a connoisseur. With so many choices out there, it will be hard not to break the bank these next couple of months and leave no funds left to buy the beer needed to use them!
“Knowledgeable beer drinkers are extremely passionate about their craft,” says Curtis Tarver of Vice District Brewing Co. “Getting the family beer expert something to maximize this experience for them is a can’t miss.”
Curtis pours out some of the best gifts for anyone in the family this holiday season.
Some think there is not a wrong way to drink beer. Aficionados would beg to differ. A variety glass set is a great gift and allows one to enjoy the different styles and profiles of beer in its most proper glory. This specific set includes 6 beer-tasting glasses; Tulip, Nonic, Wheat Beer, Stange, Porter/Stout and Pilsner glasses, 6 stainless steel cork backed coasters and a beer-tasting guide. This set will allow your recipient to drink the nectar of the gods like a king.
Personalization on any items is always a thoughtful gift, especially when it has to do with beer. Gifts such as monogrammed Drinkware, Personalized Growlers and Custom Beer Coasters, are all inexpensive items your beer-lover recipient will truly love and enjoy for years to come.
The Chilsner Beer Chiller is the cure-all to never suffer another warm beer again. It is perfect for tailgating, parties and out-and-about usage. Freeze it, put it in the bottle of choice and you can drink through it with pure bliss and ease.
6-Pack Bike Carrier:
For the outdoors and active beer lovers, what could be better than a bike beer caddy? This leather 6-Pack Bike Carrier will be your beer-lover/outdoorsman’s new best friend.
There are many great starter sets for home brewing beginners. Some of the best places to get supplies and all essentials is Brewandgrow.com and Northernbrewer.com. Along with the starter kits, it is important to read up on homebrewing as well. Some of the best Brew Reads are:
● “How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time,” by John J. Palmer
● “The complete Joy of Homebrewing,” by Charles Papazian
For those who have homebrewing already underway, Beer Gardens make for a perfect present. There are a variety of beer gardens and all are fairly inexpensive. Give the gift of hops this year.
Moleskine’s Beer Journal is an essential survival guide to beer, and a truly awesome gift to give. It includes a beer glossary, pouring tips, glass types, tasting notes, home brewing log, section for recipes and an address book for your favorite places.
Vice District Brewing Co. consists of two neighbors, Curtis Tarver and Quintin Cole, who had a common passion for not only drinking good beer, but also brewing it. Having started out in their own homes, they have been brewing for years together. The duo visited local, regional and national breweries to pick up on every possible brewing tip they could. Vice is constantly trying new recipes and currently has seasonal and regular beers on tap. Vice District Brewing Co. is located in the South Loop of Chicago at 1454 S Michigan Ave.