23 Great gift ideas for beer lovers
Take your bar game to the next level and serve up drinks in these graphic beer glasses featuring your favourite Marvel superheroes. Perfect for evenings with the guys, but not recommended for first dates. Pair alcohol and snacks, and accompany with a good rugby game, action film, or PS4 marathon.
Get it from Superbalist.
Beer gift idea #4: Beer Making Kit
We know you love our King’s Blockhouse IPA – now you can try make your own IPA. It’s the Everyday IPA – a “pale ale” with roots in 19th century England. This well-balanced, citrus flavoured IPA obtains its bitterness from Columbus hops, and its fragrant citrus aroma from Cascade. Its medium-bodied taste also boasts a tinge of malt sweetness and with a 6.8% alcohol content. This is a beer that’s destined for the good times.
The kit makes 3.8 litres of beer and includes:
- 1 Gallon Fermentation Jug
- Screw Cap Stopper & Blowoff Attachment
- Racking Cane
- Tube Clamp
- 12” Lab Thermometer
- Sanitizer Packet
- Ingredient Mix (Malted Barley Blend, Hops & Yeast)
Get it from Superbalist.com.
Beer gift idea #5: A case of The King’s Blockhouse IPA
What beer lover wouldn’t be happy to open up a case of our hoppy and bitter, strong American-style IPA on Christmas morning? It has a prominent hop aroma and a citrusy, floral character derived from the American hops. It has been dry hopped for aroma, but there remains a sweet, clean, maltiness in the background although it’s a lot lower than traditional English-style IPAs.
Order online from League of Beers or get it at a bottle store near you.
Beer gift idea #6: Beer Pong Party Kit
– 24 x Genuine Solo American Imported Party Cups,
– 2 Beer Pong Balls,
– One Laminated Basic Instruction Sheet and a
– Branded Carry Bag.
Beer gift idea #7: Durobor Grand Cru Beer Glasses
Perfect for our King’s Blockhouse IPA or champagne-like Belgian light ales, the bowl shape of the Grand Cru keeps and concentrates aromas towards the mouth and thus creates a thick head that allows bubbles to escape. The stem reduces thermal exchange. These twin packs, by historical Belgian glassmakers Durabor, contain two specially manufactured glasses.
Get them at Takealot.com
Beer gift idea #8: Lucy Corne’s Beer Safari
Following the success of African Brew, the first ever book to showcase the South African craft beer scene, the Brewmistress, Lucy Corne is back with a second homage to hops and grain. Beer safari takes readers on a journey through the microbreweries of South Africa, stopping to chat to each brewer along the way. The book is laid out geographically to assist the reader in planning his or her own beer safari.
Look out for the ‘Big Five Pints’ – the author’s pick of the very best South African craft beers (you’ll find our King’s Blockhouse IPA among them). There is also space for beer aficionados to scribble their own tasting notes alongside each brewery’s beer menu. Beer Safari is the only South African beer book whose author has, in person, visited every one of the 100-plus breweries to get the brewers’ stories, photograph their often quirky brewing setups and of course, to taste their beers. Peppered between the inspiring tales of passionate brewers, are snippets of essential beer knowledge – ideal for the ‘beerginner’ – alongside checklists that will appeal to newbie beer drinkers and veterans alike. Whether readers are looking for family-friendly beery weekends away, the cutest brewpubs with the finest views or a list of where to go for South Africa’s hoppiest ales, Beer safari is a comprehensive and user-friendly guide. The directory showcases everything needed to continue the beer journey – for those who prefer to enjoy other people’s wares, there are recommendations for liquor stores and bars offering a supreme selection of beer. Those who yearn to brew their own will find information on homebrewing stores, courses and clubs throughout the country. Written in Corne’s signature light-hearted style, and with a fresh, vibrant design, Beer Safari perfectly captures the exciting and unpretentious nature that characterises the South African craft beer scene.
Get it at Takealot.com
Beer gift idea #9: Fyxation Leather Six Pack Caddy
We’ve all been there before. Riding from the liquor store to your apartment or party with a six pack in hand isn’t impossible, but there’s a lot of room for error. Fyxation’s leather six pack caddy is made from full grain leather and securely fastens to your top tube and seat tube offering a secure and hands free way to deliver your precious cargo. Now available with an adjustable top strap, the leather six pack caddy fits top tubes with up to a 1.75″ diameter.
It’s the perfect companion for a night out on your bike.
Beer gift idea #10: Mangrove Jack’s Craft Series Microbrewery
A high quality Stainless Steel Fermenter is the centrepiece of the exciting new Craft Series Microbrewery Kit from Mangrove Jack. This kit contains 3 kg of malt, hops for dry hopping and the British Ale Yeast to make the perfect craft brew. This home microbrewery offers a significant step up from traditional homebrew starter kits that are based on plastic fermenters. This plus the superior ingredients included in the kit, makes it the best homebrew kit on the market. Perfect for those new to homebrewing. Guarantees your first brew will impress!
The kit contains contains 3 kg bespoke malt, specialised yeast and world class aroma hops for making delicious golden ale beer. Designed to brew beer (almost) as good as what you get at the local craft brewery. – Stainless Steel Fermenter with Thermometer – High grade # 304 stainless steel for professional results. Bottler – Brewer’s Spoon – Bottle Brush – Hydrometer – Carbonation Drops – Cleaners and Sterilisers – Twin lever Capper – Crown Seals (150 in a packet).
Get it from Brewcraft
Beer gift idea #11: iBottleOpener iPhone case
Beer gift idea #12: Hydro Flask True Pint
Keep your libations frosty, from first sip to last drop.
The makers of Hydro Flask are big beer fans. That’s why they paid attention to the details – so you can enjoy all you’ve come to expect from a glass pint, but now with reliable temperature control. Their TruePint has an enhanced lip for the perfect beer-drinking experience. It’s engineered design for easy stacking with TempShieldTM protection, made of 18/8 pro-grade stainless-steel and comes with a lifetime warranty.
Beer gift idea #13: Draft Beer Jelly Beans
Those folks at Jelly Belly have taken your favorite draft beer and turned it into a gourmet jelly bean! Enjoy the authentic taste of a freshly poured draft beer without the alcohol. This fun jelly bean is completed with a jewel-like finish for a fresh from the tap “bubbly” look. It has no alcohol content and comes in a 3.5 oz bag. They are also OU Kosher, gluten free, peanut free, dairy free, fat free and vegetarian friendly.
Get them from JellyBelly.com
Beer gift idea #14: Bottle Opener Cufflinks
Make your man the the envy of every guy at the party.
Picture this: your guy is at a wedding, wake or party, and someone produces a bottle of one of Devil’s Peak’s fine microbrews. While ordinary mortals are meekly shuffling about, looking to borrow a bottle opener, your well dressed man cracks open the brews with his cufflinks. Congratulations, for he is now the Alpha Male. These contemporary, stainless steel cufflinks have fully functioning bottle-opener fronts and bullet-back enclosures.
Get them at Brookstone.com
Beer gift idea #15: The Complete Beer Course
It’s a great time to be a beer drinker, but also the most confusing, thanks to the dizzying array of available draft beers. Expert Joshua M. Bernstein comes to the rescue with The Complete Beer Course, demystifying brews and breaking down the elements that make beer’s flavor spin into distinctively different and delicious directions. Structured around a series of easy-to-follow classes, his course hops from lagers and pilsners to hazy wheat beers, Belgian-style abbey and Trappist ales, aromatic pale ales and bitter IPAs, roasty stouts, barrel-aged brews, belly-warming barley wines, and mouth-puckering sour ales. There is even a class on international beer styles and another on pairing beer with food and starting your own beer cellar. Through suggested, targeted tastings, you’ll learn when to drink-down and when to dump those beers down a drain.
Get it from Amazon.com
Beer gift idea #16: Beer Soap
We love it when people take initiative to solve the world’s problems. The folks that make Beer Soap did just that. The first problem was finding a soap that did not make sensitive skin get flaky (or worse, break out). Having solved that problem, they moved on to making a soap that smelled like the nectar of the gods – beer.
We want our soap to be hoppy and practically edible. Beer Soap is all natural and vegan and can be used for washing body and hair. It smells like beer fresh from the tap, so you can enjoy your favorite brew first thing in the morning without any of the intoxicating side effects.
- Hoppy and practically edible soap that smells like beer
- Made with all-natural, vegan ingredients
- Smells like beer fresh from the tap – yum!
- Can be used to wash body or even hair
- Great for people with sensitive skin or allergies to commercial soaps
- Each individually wrapped bar is 3″ across x 1″ tall and 4.5 ounces
- Comes in a selection of beer flavours:
- Asahi: simple vanilla aroma with a touch of toasted rice
- Blue Moon: notes of Patchouli, litsea cubeba, orange, lime, pink grapefruit, neroli, rose, and white musk
- Dogfish Head’s 90 Minute IPA: made with a blend of Blood Orange Essential Oil and Oakmoss
- Guinness: left unscented, but has a lovely caramel aroma naturally
- Newcastle Brown: herbal blend of Lavender, Citrus, Woods and Spices
- Pabst Blue Ribbon: PBR straight from the tap, hops, spices, and berries
Get it from ThinkGeek.com
Beer gift idea #17: Beer Briefcase
Good evening, Mr. Phelps. There are five thirsty people trapped in a boring party. They are all important friends and without your assistance, they will wither and fade from existence (or, at least, be very bored and sad). Your mission, should you choose to accept it, is to bring them the libations they desire. Inside The Beer Briefcase, you will find six bottles of liquid happiness. Protect it at all costs, infiltrate the party, and satiate your friends. And the sixth bottle? Well, that’s for you – after you’ve accomplished your mission!
The Beer Briefcase is a metal-look briefcase with combination locks to prevent unwanted drinking. Inside is a piece of foam, cut to accept six bottles of your favorite beverage (with extra foam on the top, to keep those bottles still). You’ll look like just a normal person, conducting normal business, as you tote The Beer Briefcase around. No one will ever know they are sixty seconds away from a party. With The Beer Briefcase, the party will always start when you arrive… because you’ve got the drinks!
- Carry six bottles of beer (or any bottled beverage) in this classy silver metal-look briefcase
- Foam cutouts hold six bottles in place (fits standard 12oz bottles, up to approx. 9.5″ tall)
- Three-digit combination locks protect your precious cargo from unwanted consumption
- Rubber feet on bottom and one side (for safe beverage removal)
- Materials: Plastic with foam inserts and metal-reinforced corners
- Dimensions: approx. 18″ x 12″ x 3.5″
Get it from ThinkGeek.com
Beer gift idea #18: Keep Calm Drink Beer Poster
This original one-of-a-kind Vintage Dictionary Art Print would make a great addition to any wall of any room, especially a man cave.
Get it at etsy.com
Beer gift idea #19: Beer Cap Shadow Box
This 30cm x 30cm shadow box will make the perfect addition to your kitchen, bar, man cave, or just about anywhere. The top of the shadow box has a 5cm diameter hole to allow you to easily place your favorite bottle caps inside and the back of the shadow box has hooks so you can easily attach it to your wall.
Get it at etsy.com
Beer gift idea #20: Camouflage Beer Belt
Certified to bring on the good times and guaranteed to captivate the ladies. these camo beer belts eliminate any need for washboard abs. you’ll already have a six pack of delicious brews at your fingertips. Easily extends to fit waists up to 52 Inch and holds both cans and bottles.
Get it from wantitall.com
Beer gift idea #21: Craft Beer Glass Tasting Kit
Craft beer tasting has become somewhat of an art, and many a beer lover is keen to perfect this art. To become a pro, you need the right tools. This set of four tasting glasses gives you all you need to get started. Different styles of beer require different glasses to unfold their flavours effectively. Each of these glasses is especially thin blown, with a delicate rim that enhances the mouthfeel and taste. The beer-specific glass shapes also support the beer in releasing its full spectrum of aromas, delivering them to the nose.
Each tasting kit includes the following glasses:
- Beer Tulip: Ideal for powerful stouts, Belgian style ales and pilsners, the beer tulip enhances the hop flavour in pilsner style beers while also supporting the malty character of bolder beers like strong stouts. The open mouth allows for an intense release of flavours.
- IPA: Ideal for IPAs, this glass is designed to showcase the complex and alluring aromatic profiles of American hop forward IPA beers, while preserving a frothy head, and enhancing taste and mouthfeel.
- Wheat Beer: Ideal for German wheat beer, Belgian white and wheat ale, the design of this tall glass accentuates the aromas and flavours naturally found in wheat beers. It is large in size, designed to hold volume and a fluffy head.
- Blonde Lager: Ideal for pale lagers, ales and English strong ale, the shape and volume of the lager glass resembles those of a traditional pint glass. Being slightly wider at the mouth than at the foot, this glass balances the hoppy nose.
Get it from League of Beers
Beer gift idea #22: Corkcicle Chillsner Beer Chiller
Cold Beer. It’s a magical thing. It brings people together, helps them relax, gives “liquid courage”, and is a regular sidekick for many of the good times in your life. That sidekick is to be celebrated.
As much as beer represents these dynamic aspirational things in our lives, it can be finicky. In an effort to keep beer time as it should be, Corksicle invented the Chillsner. One should not feel pressure to chug a perfectly crafted brew in order to avoid the downside of a warm beer. Beer should be respected and enjoyed at whatever pace is ideal for its consumer.
We wanted drinkers of a beer to have an effective way to continue to enjoy the experience of drinking beer that was both functionally effective and aesthetically interesting and beautiful (in a “beer” kind of way).
Presenting the one and only in-bottle, drink-through beer chiller: Chillsner by Corkcicle. Just freeze, insert into any standard size bottled beer and never suffer through another warm brew. Respect the beer. Chillsner is perfect for parties, tailgating and pretty much any occasion where beloved beers are enjoyed.
Get it from Yuppiechef
Beer gift idea #23: Beer opening cap
Keen to show your support for your favourite local craft beer store? This cap may be just the thing you are looking for. Black fabric with a white print design of a glass of beer on the front and the League of Beers logo at the back, this cap has a bottle opener in the peak and an inner elastic band so one size fits all.
- League of Beers printed cap
- Comes with a bottle opener in the peak
- Flexfit inner band to fit to your head
- Black fabric with white printed design
- Made of polyester, cotton and spandex
- One size fits most
Get it from Yuppiechef along with other great gift ideas for beer lovers.