If you've got a hops fan in your life and are in need of a present, these creative gifts will be well received. The ideas include monthly beer delivery, unique beers, and quirky gifts all related to (or even made from) beer.
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With two treats in one, Beer Greetings offers a greeting card built into an empty cardboard six-pack box. You choose the right cardboard six-pack box based on the celebration (graduation, birthday, etc.) and then fill the six-pack with your own beers for the perfect sixer.
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If you'd rather take guessing out of the equation, go with a subscription to the Beer of the Month Club. There are lots of options online, however, the original is BeerMonthClub.com, founded in 1994. Guaranteed to excite your favorite beer lover every four weeks for as long as you choose, the site offers different subscriptions that can fit your recipient's taste, including the International Beer Club and the Rare Beer Club.
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If your favorite beer lover prefers to enjoy a beer amongst the hop-loving company of others, consider a gift certificate to World of Beer, a national chain of beer-focused bars. Each location offers at least 50 craft beers on tap and another 500 in the cooler.
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Riedel’s Veritas Beer Glass
If you're going to imbibe, you might as well do with a stylish glass. A good example is an ultra-thin crystal glass like Riedel's Veritas Beer Glass. This glass will not only keep beer colder longer (less glass results in less heat conduction), but the vessel looks quite classy. Best of all, the shape, featuring a tapered edge and widened bowl, will maximize hop and malt aromas, resulting in a superior drinking experience.Continue to 5 of 7 below.
05 of 07
Perhaps your favorite beer lover would enjoy a beer-infused gift that won't leave a hangover? San Francisco based company "Regrained" is taking spent grain from some of the best local breweries in the area, and repurposing the "waste" (a.k.a., beer gold) into delicious snack bars.
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Beer Brewer Books
Bibliophile beer lovers might be interested in digging into a book from one or more of the most respected craft brewery founders in the world. Co-written by Evil Twin Brewing founder Jeppe Jarnit-Bjergso, Food & Beer features recipes and beer pairings developed with Chef Daniel Burns, his partner at Michelin-starred restaurant Luksus.
Meanwhile, those interested in the beer business might enjoy Quench Your Own Thirst, a book about turning passion into a successful career from Boston Beer... Co.'s Jim Koch. Additionally, Dogfish Head founder Sam Calagione provides a fascinating look at the collaboration between entrepreneurs in his book Off-centered Leadership
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Finally, if your beer lover is a serious beer geek who hasn't yet pursued any formal "beer-ducation," why not give him a jumpstart? The Cicerone program certifies members of the beer industry (or passionate hobbyists) on four different levels. To pass the first and become a "Certified Beer Server," your recipient needs to score 75 percent or above on a 60-question multiple choice online exam that'll challenge their knowledge of beer serving, styles, evaluation, brewing,... and pairing.