The 40 Best Gifts for Beer Lovers of 2023

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Best Gifts For Beer Lovers

The Spruce Eats / Lecia Landis

When it comes to buying gifts, beer lovers can be a finicky breed. Just going to the grocery store and grabbing any old cold six-pack, wrapped in paper and finished with a bow, will not cut it. Instead, beer is just the starting point for gifting your favorite beer geeks, a group that’s as diverse as beer itself. Great glassware, a high-quality cooler, insulated holders, and a couple of educational books will bring a grin to a beer fan’s mug, which you can also fill with some fresh local beer delivered in a brand-new growler. To help you shop, we put together this list of the best gifts for beer drinkers, with the help of industry pros.

Spiegelau IPA Glass Set

Spiegelau IPA Glass Set

Courtesy of Walmart

Sure, the actual beer you're drinking affects what it tastes like, but so does the vessel you drink it from. Spiegelau makes glasses shaped to enhance the flavor of several different wine and beer styles, and this unusual design helps bring out the bitter and citrusy notes of IPA beers. The wide mouth gets your nose into the glass to pick up on the beer's aromatics, while the narrow, ridged bottom aerates the beer as it pours into and out of the glass, which further intensifies hoppy scents and tastes. (The ridges make the glass easy to grip, too)

“Since I haven’t been able to go to bars as much as I’d like this year, I’ve loved bringing the bar to my house,” says Amanda Zessin, the communication manager for Rogue Ales. "I can now savor my favorite IPAs like Outta Line in the safety of my home!” Spiegelau's IPA glasses hold a generous 19 ounces, enough for a full pint plus plenty of room for frothy head, and this set includes a pair.

Price at time of publish: $30

Includes: 2 (19-ounce) glasses | Dimensions: 3.3 x 3.3 x 7.3 inches

Arra David and Anne Johnson Beer Chilling Coasters

Arra David and Anne Johnson Beer Chilling Coasters

Uncommon Goods

Keep your counters and tables ring-free and your beer warmth-free with these fashionable and functional coasters. Made of dense granite, they're designed to go in the fridge or freezer before use, so they stay cold and keep the drinks set inside cold as well. These coasters have a round cutout (two different options are available, sized for cans or bottles), with a cork bottom that keeps the bottle or can from sticking to the coaster and pulling it off the table when you pick it up. They come in sets of four, with a separate ash wood caddy also available to hold them.

Price at time of publish: $45

Material: Granite, cork, polyethylene foam | Dimensions: 3.9 x 3.9 x 1.3 inches

Brooklyn Brew Shop Everyday IPA Beer Making Kit

Beer Making Kit

Courtesy of Williams Sonoma

As with baking sourdough, home brewing has seen a resurgence lately. “The good people at Brooklyn Brew Shop have the perfect set-up for the novice enthusiast,” says Shaun O’Sullivan, the brewmaster and a founder of 21st Amendment Brewery. Its one-gallon kits include almost everything you need for your first batch of home brew, along with step-by-step instructions with links to video guides. (You'll need your own cooking pot, strainer, optional bottles, and of course water.) Brooklyn Brew Shop also makes similar kits for several beer styles besides IPA, including blonde ale, brown ale, and chocolate maple porter.

Price at time of publish: $48

Includes: Reusable glass fermenter, thermometer, tubing, racking cane and tip, airlock, stopper, sanitizer, grain-hops-yeast mix | Capacity: 1 gallon

Stanley Classic 64 oz Easy-Pour Vacuum Insulated Growler

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Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

 Courtesy of Amazon

“Hands down, the best gift for a beer lover is beer,” says Hayley Shine, the brewer at Roe Jan Brewing Company in Hillsdale, New York. She recommends buying fresh beer from a local brewery. To make a gift of local beer even more generous, package it in this growler. The tight-sealing insulated container holds a half-gallon of beer, and will keep it both cold and carbonated for up to 24 hours. (If you can't deliver the full growler in person, send an empty one with a gift card to a brewery near the recipient.) The container is of course not limited to holding only beer; it'll keep soup or cocoa hot for up to 18 hours, or ice frozen for up to four days.

Price at time of publish: $57

Material: Stainless steel, BPA-free plastic | Capacity: 64 ounces | Dimensions: 6.5 x 11.6 inches

Yeti Rambler 12-Ounce Colster Can Insulator

YETI Rambler 12-Ounce Colster Can Insulator

Courtesy of Amazon

A good beer sleeve is essential to drinking beer outdoors. “With a well-insulated Koozie, you’re able to enjoy that temp from the first sip to the last sip,” says Yiga Miyashiro, the director of brewery operations at Saint Archer Brewing Company in San Diego. From the makers of our top-testing cooler, the Yeti Colster brings ultimate insulation to the palm of your hand, with a twist-and-lock system that seals in the can. It'll keep a brew ice-cold even if you're working the grill all day under the hot sun on the Fourth of July. This version is sized to fit a standard 12-ounce can, but there are also Colsters for hard seltzer-style slim cans or 16-ounce tallboys. You can choose from two dozen color options to suit any taste. (Note that a few colors have higher prices.)

Price at time of publish: $25

Material: Stainless steel | Dimensions: 3 x 4.25 inches

Keter Cool Bar Accent Table & Cooler

Keter Cool Bar Accent Table & Cooler

The Home Depot

This retro round teal table is a striking midcentury accessory perfect for patio or poolside, but when you raise the tabletop to reveal the ice and beer inside, you'll see the real reason it's called cool. The whole exterior is made of weatherproof resin, while the cooler inside can fit 40 cans and enough ice to keep them all cold. With the lid/tabletop closed, it'll keep everything chilled for up to 12 hours, and when it comes time to party, the top raises smoothly up to 33 inches in height and locks in place to hold drinks and apps. There's also a convenient drainage plug to clean up after the party's over.

Price at time of publish: $90

Material: Resin | Dimensions: 19.5 x 22.5 inches (closed), 19.5 x 33.2 inches (open)

Well Told Design Etched Marathon Pint Glass

Uncommon Goods Etched Marathon Pint Glass

Uncommon Goods

Lots of recreational runners reward themselves with a refreshing pint after a workout. If you know such a beer-drinking athlete, one of these glasses is the ideal gift. They're etched with detailed routes of 15 notable marathons from around the globe, from Boston to Tokyo. Whether it's to commemorate a past run or offer inspiration toward a future one, a marathon pint glass is a fun gift option.

Price at time of publish: $20

Capacity: 16 ounces | Dimensions: 3.5 x 5.8 inches

Faircraft USA Outdoor Collapsible Beer Table

Faircraft USA Outdoor Collapsible Beer Table

Etsy

This clever invention is the tool you never knew you needed for the beach, outdoor music festival, or campsite. Held up by a sturdy fiberglass rod that pushes into dirt, grass, or sand, it holds two bottles, cans, or cups, plus a snack bowl. There's even an integrated bottle opener! When it's time to go home, the collapsible table folds up easily to stash away.

Price at time of publish: $60

Materials: Birch plywood, stainless steel, fiberglass | Dimensions: 13 x 7 x 24.5 inches

Picnic Time Legacy Craft Beer Flight Set

Picnic Time Craft Beer Flight Beverage Sampler Set

Saks Fifth Avenue

Visit any brewery tasting room or beer-focused bar and you'll find beer geeks hunched over racks of beer flights, nosing and tasting, experiencing the full flavor experience of several different samples. This nicely constructed set includes everything you need to bring that experience home, with a handled acacia rack built to fit the four included 4-ounce tasting glasses. There are hollows to display bottlecaps for each beer, plus a chalkboard panel on the front to label them. (The set even comes with a soapstone pencil for the chalkboard!) If you're feeling like an extra-generous giver, you can throw in bottles of four local, unusual, or otherwise notable brews for the inaugural flight.

Price at time of publish: $72

Includes: Acacia serving tray, 4 (4-ounce) tasting glasses, soapstone pencil | Dimensions: 12 x 5.3 x 4.5 inches

Homesick Oktoberfest Candle

Homesick Oktoberfest Candles

Homesick Candles

Homesick's candles to try capture individual places and situations in their complex scents, from Seattle, the U.K. and getting a new job to the Death Star. This one transports you to a beer-lover's favorite spot: a crisp fall day at an Oktoberfest festival. It combines scents of citrusy hops and pumpkin ale with warm autumn spices and even a hint of fresh-baked pretzel.

Price at time of publish: $38

Size:
13.8 ounces | Burn time: 60-80 hours

REI Co-op Cool Haul 24 Soft Cooler

REI Co-op Cool Haul 24 Soft Cooler

Courtesy of West Elm

A cooler is a beer lover's must-have for picnics, cookouts, and trips to the beach. This soft-sided insulated cooler offers a great balance of effective insulation and portability: With 10 pounds of ice in the leakproof interior, it will keep 24 standard-sized cans below 40 degrees for up to 65 hours. That's an entire weekend camping, fishing, or cabin-in-the-woods trip! The cooler's top handle, two side handles, and adjustable (and removable) shoulder strap make it easy to carry in lots of configurations. It may be a bit expensive, but this sturdy and durable cooler will serve you well for a long time, making it worth the investment.

Price at time of publish: $130

Capacity: 7.4 gallons | Dimensions: 12 x 14 x 17 inches

RedElephantClothing Personalized Beer Caddy Waxed Canvas Tote Bag

RedElephantClothing beer caddy

Etsy

BYOB in style with this tote designed to securely transport a half-dozen beers, whether that's a sixer of macro-brewed lager or a carefully curated selection of craft ales. The interior bottle divider is also removable, so the bag will carry any items you like. Either way, it's made of durable, water-resistant waxed canvas, sturdily built with heavy-duty handles. But what makes it a great gift is that the price includes personalized embroidery: You can choose from a monogram or up to 24 characters of custom text, in lots of different font, layout and color options. (The bag itself also comes in four different colors.)

Price at time of publish: $23

Material: Waxed canvas | Capacity: 6 (12-ounce) bottles or cans | Dimensions: 8 x 8 x 6 inches

Shakoolie Shower Beer Holder

Shakoolie Happy Hour in the Shower

Courtesy of Amazon

OK, this thing is a bit of a silly novelty. But there is something really enjoyable to drinking a cold beer in a relaxing hot shower. Instead of an unreliable suction cup, the Shakoolie uses a velcro sticker to securely stick its insulated holder to the shower wall or door.

Price at time of publish: $15

Weight: 2.4 ounces | Dimensions: 8.8 x 7.9 x 3 inches

Uncommon Goods Beer Foaming Stones

Uncommon Goods Beer Foaming Stones

Uncommon Goods

Why does draft beer have a crisper taste and frothier head than beer from a can or bottle? It's all about the bubbles. If you give these stones, they come with a quick beer-science lesson: The little dots etched into these foaming stones serve as nucleation sites, spots where carbon dioxide dissolved in the beer can come out of solution and create tiny bubbles. Bubbles popping on your tongue contributes to the "fresh" taste of carbonated drinks, and they also help form a nice solid head of froth. More bubbles means more of both. If you drop one of these beer foaming stones into a pint glass before you pour, you generate more bubbles. And as an added bonus, you can store the stones in the freezer before use to keep your beer colder; it's the same principle as whiskey stones.

Price at time of publish: $28

Material:
Soapstone | Includes: 2 stones

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. Black People Love Beer Crewneck Sweater

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co. Black People Love Beer Crewneck Sweater

Crowns & Hops Brewing Co.

Founded in 2016 as the first Black-owned brewery in the Los Angeles area, Crowns & Hops has a mission to support women and people of color in the beer business. You can buy Crowns & Hops' tasty beer online for shipping to most of the country, but the brand also has some awesome merch.

Price at time of publish: $35

Material: Cotton-polyester blend | Sizes available: S-XXXXL

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Big Ass Beer Soap

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Big Ass Beer Soap

Courtesy of Walmart

Can you call it beer soap if it doesn't contain beer? That's not a problem with Duke Cannon's sudsy bar. It contains Old Milwaukee Lager, but it's not scented like beer; it has a lovely sandalwood aroma. They're not kidding about "big ass bar," either: At 10 ounces, it's the size of almost three standard bars of soap put together. And a portion of all Duke Cannon sales goes to benefit charities that help veterans. If you'd prefer a different beer, there are also soaps with Budweiser, Busch, and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA.

Price at time of publish: $14

Scent:
Sandalwood | Weight: 10 ounces

Personalized Gift Site Customized Bar Mat

Personalized Gift Site Customized Bar Mat

Etsy

Besides keeping spills under control, a rubber bar mat like this one makes your home bar look one step more professional. The classic mat is a non-slip surface to fill pints (or make cocktails) on, and it collects any stray liquid so you can dump and rinse in the sink later. The personalization on this model is simple but striking, a rectangle in one of four colors, with an initial and surname (or any text up to 20 characters).

Price at time of publish: $23

Material:
Rubber | Dimensions: 19 x 7 inches

Stuart Gardiner Beer and Food Pairing Guide Towel

Stuart Gardiner Beer and Food Pairing Guide Towel

Uncommon Goods

U.K. designer Stuart Gardiner makes all kinds of fun prints for usually boring kitchen items like dishtowels, hot pads, and aprons. This machine-washable cotton tea towel is absorbent and useful for spills, but it's also an unexpectedly dense source of zymological information. It's printed with a chart of 61 food items and 40 beer styles, rating them as great, good, or bad matches. That's 2,440 different combinations!

Price at time of publish: $14

Material: Cotton | Dimensions: 29 x 19 inches

Uncommon Goods Repurposed Sari Drink Cozy

Uncommon Goods Repurposed Sari Drink Cozy

Uncommon Goods

Did you know that more than 11 million tons of clothing fabric ends up in U.S. landfills every year? Clever craftspeople have come up with all kinds of ways to repurpose old textiles to help combat this problem, like these colorful drink insulators that are handmade in Texas. They're made of bright, colorful, patterned fabrics that were once saris, woven into cylindrical holsters that will fit a bottle or can. Not only do they insulate and help keep your drink cold, but they also wick away pesky condensation to keep your hands dry. Each cozy's color and pattern is one-of-a-kind, but they all have bottoms made of durable jute, which acts as a non-skid coaster.

Price at time of publish: $15

Materials: Recycled saris, jute | Dimensions: 4 x 3 inches

Atrevida Beer Co. Skull Cap

Atrevida Beer Co. Skull Caps

Atrevida Beer Co.

After the tragedy of the Club Q murders in Colorado Springs in November, 2022, it emerged that the hero who disarmed the shooter is a beer brewer. Richard Fierro's Atrevida Beer Co. has the slogan "diversity, it's on tap," and buying some of its gear is a great way to say thank you for his courageous actions, as well as to get a cool shirt or hat. This knit cap is thick and warm for a winter in Colorado (or anywhere else cold), and it comes in a red or black camo pattern.

Price at time of publish: $15

Colors available:
Red and black

Man Crates Booze-Infused Jerkygram

Man Crates Booze-Infused Jerkygram

Man Crates

You know what goes well with beer? Meat! This box includes four different snacks—three jerkies and a pack of sausage sticks—all infused with some kind of alcohol, whether beer, whiskey, or wine. The lighthearted cardboard box says "surprise, it's meat!," though Man Crates also offers "diabolical" shipping options that wrap it in printed duct tape or shrink wrap for a little prank-y fun.

Price at time of publish: $50

Includes: Dark ale jerky (3 ounces), wild boar honey bourbon jerky (2 ounces), whiskey sausage sticks (4 ounces), cabernet jerky (3 ounces)

Uncommon Goods Beer-Infused BBQ Sauce

Uncommon Goods Beer-Infused BBQ Sauce

Uncommon Goods

Beer and grilling go hand-in-hand, so why not fully combine the two? This set of three barbecue sauces features bold flavors paired with real beers from Jackie O’s Pub & Brewery in Athens, Ohio. There's a spicy Thai-style sriracha sauce made with amber ale, a honey mustard with citrusy IPA and a sweet-and-smoky sauce with dark porter. This tasty set will have everyone at the cookout licking their lips.

Price at time of publish: $35

Includes: 12-ounce jars of Thai-style sriracha, honey mustard, and sweet & smokey sauce

NewAir Beverage Refrigerator Cooler

Beverage Refrigerator Cooler

NewAir

This fridge may be mini, but it is mighty. It's less than 3 feet tall but can cram in 126 standard-size cans. The shelves are also fully adjustable to accommodate bottles and oversize containers, plus snacks. It's a great way to turn a beer lover's basement, backyard or garage into a luxurious private bar. The compact appliance has seven different automatic temperature settings for everything from cellaring bottles of wine or beer to keeping cans of soda ice-cold.

Price at time of publish: $475

Temperature Range: 37 to 65 degrees | Weight: 62.8 pounds | Dimensions: 33.1 x 19 x 18.3 inches

That’s Nice That UK Beer Cap Collector Coaster

That’s Nice That UK Beer Cap Collector Coaster

Etsy

Bottle caps are a favorite collectible among beer lovers to remember (and show off) favorites, rare limited editions, or local brews from far away. Each coaster holds nine caps, so your pile of coasters can grow with your collection. Available in either oak or walnut finish, the coasters are handmade in Leicestershire, England.

Price at time of publish: $10 (oak finish)

Material: Wood | Dimensions: 4.7 x 4.7 inches

Skyline Workshop United States of America Beer Cap Map

Skyline Workshop United States of America Beer Cap Map

Courtesy of Amazon

Create a visual survey of your drinking adventures across the USA with this map. There's room for a bottlecap from each state, plus more, with space for 69 in the small version of the map and 118 in the large. Bottlecaps snap in from the back with a secure three-point locking system, and the map comes with headless mounting nails so you can easily slide it off the wall to add to your collection.

Price at time of publish: $38-55

Material: Maple or cherry | Capacity: 69 bottlecaps (small), 118 bottlecaps (large) | Dimensions: 14 x 24 inches (small), 18 x 32 inches (large)

Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds Personalized Backyard Brews Bottle Opener

Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds Personalized Backyard Brews Bottle Opener

There's something really satisfying about pulling a bottle out of the cooler and popping the cap in one smooth motion thanks to a wall-mounted opener. This rustic version, handmade in the Ozarks workshop of crafters Jeremiah and Kassy Reynolds, is also upcycled in two ways: The wood is old bourbon barrel staves, and the metal mounting brackets are made from the rings that hold together wine barrels. (The bottle opener itself is cast iron.) The price includes personalization with the recipient's name and a year.

Price at time of publish: $49

Material: Cast iron, reclaimed oak bourbon barrel, repurposed wine barrel rings | Dimensions: 18 x 4 x 2 inches

33 Books Co 33 Bottles of Beer Journal

33 Bottles of Beer

Careful note-taking can help you make sense of a beer’s scents. “Tasting beer is a journey, and it’s fairly common to get lost along the way,” says Gene Buonaccorsi, the director of marketing for Maine’s Mast Landing Brewing. “This rad little book is an awesome way to keep track of the thoughts that flicker around after you’re a couple of beers into the session. The pen is your pal.”

Price at time of publish: $9

Pages:
33 | Dimensions: 3.2 x 0.2 x 5.6 inches

Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer

Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer

A great beer book is always an excellent gift, and Maureen Ogle’s "Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer" is what 21st Amendment Brewery founder/brewmaster Shaun O'Sullivan recommends. “If you like history and you like beer, this is your book,” he says. Ogle traces the history of beer in America, including how the wave of German immigration in the late 1800s led to the global popularization of the lager style the largest multinational breweries make today.

Price at time of publish: $21

Pages:
432 | Published: 2007

The world of beer can be mighty overwhelming. Maybe I’m a little biased here, but my book is a fantastic compass for navigating the confusing world of pilsners, IPAs, barrel-aged stouts, sour ales, and more. After reading this book, you’ll be able to namecheck your favorite hop varieties and cruise beer aisles with confidence.

Price at time of publish: $25 (hardcover), $11 (Kindle)

Pages: 320 | Published: 2013

Michael Jackson's Beer Companion: The World's Great Beer Styles, Gastronomy, and Traditions

Michael Jackson's Beer Companion

The second-most-famous person ever to be named Michael Jackson was one of the world's foremost beer experts. “His books fuse solid journalistic curiosity with his singular prose and wit,” says Dave McLean, a founder of Admiral Maltings. “He put in the miles long before we could travel the world online, and the photos and tales of his brewery visits deliver a powerful assist to his writing—writing that now feels like a beloved old uncle spinning tales from a simpler era. That’s something maybe we could all use a dose of right now.”

Price at time of publish: $21

Pages:
255 | Published: 1993

The Brewmaster’s Table: Discovering the Pleasures of Real Beer With Real Food

The Brewmaster's Table

This classic book from Garrett Oliver “should be at the top of every beer lover’s gift list,” says Sam Pecoraro, the head brewer at Von Ebert Brewing’s location in the Pearl District in Portland, Oregon. “Not only is it an aesthetically beautiful book, but it’s also a wealth of inspiration, resources, and references. Additionally, Oliver just launched the Michael Jackson Foundation for Brewing & Distilling, a grant-making organization that funds scholarship awards to people of color in the brewing and distilling trades. The book, along with a donation, would make the perfect gift!”

Price at time of publish: $20 (paperback), $15 (Kindle)

Pages: 384 | Published: 2005

Beer of the Month Club The Rare Beer Club

beer-of-the-month-rare-beer-club

Courtesy of Beer of the Month Club

“A beer club membership is the gift that typically keeps giving,” says Brett Faivre, the brewmaster at Oregon’s Deschutes Brewery. Naturally, he’s a fan of the Deschutes Reserve Club, featuring small-batch releases of barrel-aged beer. Another great option is the Rare Beer Club, the top of the five options offered by Beer of the Month Club. It features two different large-format bottles each month, each a new and exciting limited-edition beer that often includes brews you can only get through the club. Collaborators include top breweries like Jolly Pumpkin, The Bruery, and Mikkeller. Perhaps the best feature of the Rare Beer Club, however, is that it's fully customizable: The recipient can replace any month's bottles with previous favorites or other choices, put individual shipments on hold, or order extra bottles.

Price at time of publish: $42-$85 per month

Includes: 2, 4, or 6 (750-milliliter) bottles per month 

Beer Drop Gift Membership

Beer Drop beer cans

Beer Drop

There are small craft breweries in every corner of the country putting out cool beers you can't really taste unless you visit in person. Designed for the adventurous imbiber, this monthly box gives you access to lots of them. You choose five from a list of eight beer styles (malty, fruity, and hoppy, for example), and Beer Drop curates a set of 10 cans out of its library of thousands of brews from more than 200 different breweries.

If you're giving a gift membership, we recommend the Beer Drop Plus level, which gets the recipient access to some upgraded limited-edition and extra-special beers but more importantly gives them the ability to fully customize each drop, swapping out anything on the pre-selected list for any other cans in the Beer Drop library. (There's also an Ultimate level, which includes even-more-rare beers for a higher price, and a standard level, which is a bit cheaper but doesn't offer customization options.)

Price at time of publish: $60 per month

Includes: 10 (12- or 16-ounce) cans of beer per month

Accusharp The Big Bobber Floating Cooler

Accusharp The Big Bobber Floating Cooler

Amazon

Need a gift for a beer-drinker who loves to fish? Or one who has a pool or beach house? This wacky-but-effective cooler could be perfect. Like the fishing bobber it's a giant version of, it's designed to float upright even on turbulent water, and it opens up to hold 12 cans and ice to keep them cold for 12 hours. There's also a fold-away handle to make the cooler easier to carry off the water, and a built-in rope loop to tie it to the boat, dock, or inner tube so it can't float away.

Price at time of publish: $60

Dimensions: 14.1 x 14.2 x 10.4 inches | Weight: 5.1 pounds

Reef Fanning Sandals

black and white sandals

Amazon

These comfy flip-flops are great for the beach, but what are they doing in this story? There's a secret bottle opener built into the sole so you can crack into a cold one anywhere. A thicker instep and heel- and arch-supporting shape make room for the opener without interfering with walking, which makes these both useful and more comfortable than cheap plastic flip-flops. There are also more than 30 different color options available to fit any style.

Price at time of publish: $65

Materials: Synthetic nubuck, rubber | Weight: 7 ounces

Tyrone Hazen Chill Beer Flannel

Tyrone Hazen Chill Beer Flannel

Uncommon Goods

Make your hipster Pacific Northwest IPA look like a real IPA-drinking Pacific Northwest hipster with one of these fun insulated holders. (They're even made by a designer in Oregon!) The tiny zippered plaid flannel jackets are adorable but also effective, with two layers of waterproof insulation to keep your beer cold and your hands warm. The flannels come in four different colors, and designer Tyrone Hazen also makes equally cute puffer coats, life jackets, and parkas for cans, as well as sleeping bags for bottles.

Price at time of publish: $18

Materials: Cotton, polyester, aluminized paper | Dimensions: 3.3 x 6.5 inches

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser

Fizzics DraftPour Beer Dispenser FZ403

Amazon

This technological marvel uses sound waves to create uniformly sized bubbles in beer, dispensing it from a tap with a creamy, Guinness-style frothy head. All the bubbles help release flavors to be picked up by both nose and tongue, making every beer style taste better. IPAs are more citrusy, lagers more crisp, and porters more roasty-toasty. The DraftPour can fit pretty much any size beer vessel—12-ounce cans or bottles, tallboy cans, or 750-milliliter large-format bottles—and it can plug into any USB outlet or use AA batteries for beer improvement off the grid.

Price at time of publish: $125

Weight: 4.6 pounds | Dimensions: 23.2 x 10 x 17.5 inches

Thor Horn Large Viking Drinking Horn

Thor Horn Large Viking Drinking Horn

Amazon

Swig some mead and toast to Valhalla with this drinking vessel made from a real animal horn. (Don't worry; it's coated inside and out with food-safe lacquer.) A great gift for any fan of Game of Thrones, the Avengers, the Minnesota Vikings, or the renaissance faire, each horn is one-of-a-kind and holds between 15 and 20 ounces. This large version comes with a display stand and a leather belt holster for carrying, plus a bottle opener shaped like Mjölnir, Thor's hammer.

Price at time of publish: $50

Capacity: 15-20 ounces | Weight: 1.3 pounds | Dimensions: 16.5 x 16.5 x 4 inches

Uncommon Goods BottleLoft

Uncommon Goods BottleLoft

Uncommon Goods

Refrigerator shelves tall enough to hold bottles of beer often leave tons of wasted space above the bottles. This clever gadget solves that problem, with a strip of super-strong neodymium magnets that suspend bottles by their caps, so you can store stuff in the area beneath. The magnets attach with an adhesive strip that can go anywhere: fridge, deck, grill, boat...the possibilities are endless.

Price at time of publish: $30

Includes:
2 strips of 3 magnets each | Dimensions: 8 x 1.5 inches

Guelaguetza Michelada Mix 2-Pack

Guelaguetza Michelada Mix 2-Pack

Goldbelly

A combo of citrus, savory, and spicy ingredients with a cold, crisp lager, the michelada is a Mexican "cocktail" that turns a beer into something much more complex. Los Angeles restaurant Guelaguetza specializes in the cuisine of the Oaxaca region and is recognized as one of the best Mexican restaurants in the country, and this package gives you a taste of its take on the classic. It includes a generously sized bottle of each of the two michelada mixes Guelaguetza makes in-house: the salty, fiery OG Brown and the milder, more tomato-centric Red. Each bottle is enough for eight micheladas; all you have to do is supply the beer.

Price at time of publish: $40

Includes:
2 (33.8-ounce) bottles

Rostmarygift Wood Beer Box

Rostmarygift Wood Beer Box

Amazon

Fill up this box with two beers, two snacks, the remote, and your phone, and you won't have to leave the couch while you watch the game. This lightweight box comes equipped with carrying handles and cutouts for a pair of bottles or cans, a pair of included plastic snack bowls, and slots for a phone, remote, or napkins. It's an all-in-one accessory that goes from couch to grillside to poolside to boat.

Price at time of publish: $55

Weight: 2.6 pounds | Dimensions: 12.6 x 8.7 x 3.9 inches

What to Look for in a Beer Gift

Utility

A gift that performs a helpful function is a gift that will be appreciated. For beer lovers, that gift could be a cooler, bottle opener, bottle cozy, carrier bag, or beer glass. Even books about beer are helpful since they educate and entertain at the same time.

Style

Being useful doesn’t mean a gift has to be bland or ugly. In fact, many beer lovers’ gifts are quite stylish. Many gifts come in multiple colors or designs to add a bit of personal flair. Some are even customizable with initials or a name. Try to find a gift that fits the recipient’s aesthetic.

Taste

If you’re giving beer, bar snacks, or other edible goodies, you’ll not only want to make sure that they taste good, but also that the recipient will love them. If you know they love a malty dark lager and some spicy peanuts, try gifting them. It’ll show that you pay attention and are thoughtful.

FAQs

Can you send beer as a gift?

Mailing alcohol can be a bit complicated. The U.S.Postal Service won’t ship any kind of alcohol at all. FedEx and UPS do have direct-to-consumer alcohol shipping, though with many rules in place. Each state also has its own set of rules on who can ship alcohol, to where, and how. If you want to send beer to a friend, the easiest way to do so would be to shop online at a retailer like Drizly, using the recipient's address as the shipping location. That will give you a good idea of what's available.

Under no circumstances should you buy beer and try to ship it yourself, especially across state lines. This is illegal under most circumstances and could get you in serious trouble. If the recipient lives in a state with restrictive shipping rules, you could give them a gift card to a local brewery, liquor store, or beer bar, or even send a home brewing kit.

What makes a good gift for a beer lover?

There are a number of great gifts that any beer lover will appreciate. Helpful tools, like bottle openers or carrying totes, are always great to have on hand. Enthusiasts will appreciate books about beer whether they’re centered around tasting notes or the history of the drink. There are a number of gag gifts that involve beer, as well, like the beer soap we mentioned in this list. Of course, you can’t go wrong with just straight up beer—especially if it’s their favorite kind.

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Joshua M. Bernstein
knows beer. He's penned five books on the subject, as well as articles for The New York Times, Wine Enthusiast, Men’s Journal, and Imbibe. He interviewed nine beer experts for this article.

Allison Wignall is a writer who focuses on food and travel. She prides herself on giving gifts to her loved ones that are personally tailored to their tastes. Her work has been featured in publications, such as Food & Wine, Travel + Leisure, and Southern Living.

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