Coming up with a great gift is often hard, what do they need that they don't already have? But if you know someone that is into beer or even a real beer enthusiast your life just got a little bit simpler. We composed this list of good gifts for beginner to immediate beer drinkers to hopefully help you buy someone you care about a great gift!
Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller
Never deal with warm beer again! The beer chiller is one of my all-time favorites and it’s have saved my day several times when I’ve gotten home to an empty fridge. It’s basically a stainless steel tube which you store in the freezer and when it’s time for a cold beer you take it out and place it in the flask. The “cork” has a hole through it and down the tube so you can start pouring or drinking the beer directly. It fits with standard nine-inch beer bottles.
It’s dishwasher safe but I usually just rinse it off in the sink and throw it back in the freezer. It will take about 45 minutes to get it to the right temperature and then it will last for another 45 minutes before you have to put it back in the freezer.
It’s a great product and I love it, the only downside is the size which causes it to not fit in all bottles but it still makes a damn good gift.
The Beer Bible
A comprehensive guide to the world of beer. Written by Jeff Alworth, a craft beer expert from Portland. The book is organized by beer style and covers the four major styles, ales, lagers, wheat beers and wild ales extensively.
It’s a book filled with good information for both long time beer enthusiast and aspiring beginners. If you have questions about the different styles of beer, what does it pair with? How did it become popular? or what’s the etiquette when toasting in Poland? It will probably have the answer and the impressive thing is that Alworth succeeded in compiling this encyclopedic knowledge into 644 pages without making it boring. Instead, it’s a good read and you actually learn something, and that something being beer is always a plus.
Libbey Craft Brew Glasses Set
Let's get back to the best part of the beer, drinking it. The interest in different kind of beers whether it’s lagers, pale ales or exotic craft beers that row your boat and this has contributed to a larger culture around it. Some prefer drinking straight from the bottle and others are almost fanatic about pairing glasses together with the right brew. The Libbey craft set gives you six glasses that suits most of the popular beer styles and gives you a chance to try your favorite beers in the “right glass”.
The set includes
- 5.25 oz. (155ml) classic pilsner glass
- 20 oz. (591ml) English pub glass
- 16.5 oz. (488ml) Belgian ale glass
- 20 oz. (591ml) craft pub glass
- 14.75 oz. (436ml) porter/stout glass
- 23 oz. (680ml) wheat beer glass
The American Craft Beer Cookbook
Does Slow-Cooked Dopple Bock BBQ Meatballs sound good? Well, it’s just one of many awesome recipes from brewpubs and breweries around the US features in the American craft beer cookbook. It has one of the features most in a cookbook(Aside from great recipes) and that is a very good format. The recipes are nicely printed and easy to follow and also contains tidbits of information on the brewery it comes from.
The book also contains a lot of recommendation on beer that goes well with the food and lets you feel like a wine connoisseur pairing different beers and dishes. The only problem is it might be hard to find all the beers recommended, especially if you are from a smaller town.
Mr. Beers Craft Beer Kit
If you yourself or someone you knows feels like you tried all the beer you can find and is still not satisfied or just want to try beer brewing out for yourself this is a good set to get started. The kit contains all the things you need to get started and all items are reusable so if the first batch doesn’t turn out great you can give it another try. You can find a lot of recipes at http://beersmith.com/beer-recipes/.
It’s not the most complete set out there and it doesn’t make the biggest batches(2 gallons) but it’s a good option for beginner home brewers. It also has the benefit of being relatively odour-free so your home doesn’t have to smell like a brewery for the time it takes for the beer to ferment.
Thanks for reading this post and I hope you gained some inspiration and / or some new ideas on what to get your loved ones for those special moments. If you enjoyed this post, please share it with your friends.