From monthly beer delivery to top-notch glasses, these quirky gifts are all related to (or even made from) beer for the beer nerd in your life.
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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, or even hangover) and then fill the six-pack with your friend's favorite beers for the perfect customized six-pack.
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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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If you're going to imbibe, you might as well do it 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.
Does your beer lover have the proper glassware to serve Pilsner, Hefeweizen, or Belgian ale? If not, it could be up to you to fix that!Continue to 5 of 10 below.
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Perhaps they would enjoy a beer-infused gift that won't leave a hangover? San Francisco-based Regained, is taking spent grain from some of the best local breweries in the area, and repurposing the "waste" (a.k.a., beer gold) into these delicious snack bars.
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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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For serious beer geeks who haven't yet pursued any formal "beer- ducation," why not give them 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.
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A home brewing kit is a perfect way for beer nerds to get more hands-on with their favorite drink. From simple "add water" beer brewing kits that require little user interaction to more intricate systems that require mash cooking, siphoning, secondary fermentation, and more, there are a variety of different options to make fresh beer made right in your home!Continue to 9 of 10 below.
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Often described as the Keurig for beer, Hopsy's home draft machine takes the fresh-from-draft experience you typically only get in a bar. A smaller version of a kegerator, this portable draft uses special 2-liter growlers that are delivered from local breweries straight to your door. This method will always ensure your friend's next beer is the freshest pint possible.
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This is a little pricey, but if your giftee has a home bar or dreams of one, a kegerator would make a perfect gift.
These little refrigerators are designed specifically to hold and cool a whole keg of beer. Kegerators have quickly become one of the must-have items in any man cave.