Do you know someone who is sweet on swill? There is so much talk of wine these days that people forget that beer is still fancied by many, many people. If you have a friend that lives for a good brew, you might be wondering if you should get him something beer-centric for his birthday. If he keeps a beer koozie under his pillow, the answer to that question is a resounding “YES!” And, while beer is a perfectly acceptable present, there are things that are beer-related that will make him as pleased as punch, too. Below are five gifts for the beer lover in your life. Drink up!
A Beer Growler
If you’re not familiar with beer, you might not know that a beer growler is a stainless steel, glass, or ceramic jug used to transport beer. Many breweries sell them so people can bring them to refill at will (for a fee, of course!). This is a bombastic beer-lover gift but, if you want to do one better, personalize a beer growler for your friend. Whether it’s a “Happy Birthday” message, a graduation sentiment, or anything under the sun, this person will surely think of you every time he uses it.
A Beer of the Month Club Membership
Christmas? Every month? Are you kidding me? That’s basically what this person will say when he finds out you’ve gotten this for him. There are plenty of options, and Beer of the Month Club from Amazing Clubs is just one example. This popular Beer of the Month club delivers “12 full-sized bottles of hard-to-find, specialty microbrews from highly-rated, regional breweries across the country.” Squee! That’s pretty cool, as your beer-loving friend likely doesn’t have the time to travel all across the country on a beer tour (although how cool would that be?), so having a taste of beers from all over the place each month will make him oh-so-happy.
A Brewery Tour
If you’ve got the financial means, the vacation time, and the hutzpah needed, take your buddy all the way to the Guinness Storehouse in Dublin. This is basically the Holy Grail for beer lovers. This would be perfect for a great friend or family member’s milestone birthday. Of course, you don’t have to drop thousands of dollars to go on a brewery tour. In fact, there are plenty of amazing breweries you can explore right here in the United States. From the indoor/outdoor beauty of Stone Brewing Company in Escondido to the pastoral setting of Brewery Ommegang in New York, there are likely fantastic breweries in your backyard.
No, we’re no telling you to put a scarf on your buddy’s beer! We’re talking about items that go with beer drinking, such as novelty beer openers. This could even become an annual tradition in which you send him a beer opener that reflects something that he loves in his life. Whether it’s a Chicago Cubs beer opener or a beer opener from his favorite city, these will be highly revered by your beer-drinking friend. Wanna get him an opener with an air of sophistication? Go for super sleek modern bar tools that he can use to adorn his bar cart or wet bar. From beer koozies and beer steins to beer flight holders and coolers, the possibilities are seemingly endless. Who knew you could be so fancy while drinking beer?
Of course, there are plenty of drinking games that are free, but a custom beer pong board is pretty sweet, as is a personalized corn hole game. Check out Victory Tailgate and make the beer lover you know a happy camper this Christmas. Going to get your beer-loving friend beer for his birthday? Yawn. Go above and beyond with one of these truly unique gifts for the beer lover in your life.