Sometimes, buying gifts for beer lovers is an easy job. Sometimes, it’s not. After years of buying the same old larger or ale multi-pack, things can get a little bit stale. That’s where we come in. We’re here to help you locate the best beer-themed gifts around, adding a little imagination and injecting some life back into your boozy-based gifting.
Below, we’ve rounded up some of the best beer-based gifts around. We’ve started with the obvious picks – beer gift sets. Then, there are beer caddies, handmade glasses and artisan snacks, through to home-brew kits and cookbooks. We’ve even managed to locate some tasteful beer-themed home décor and cufflinks (yes, they do exist).
So, whether the beer lover in your life prefers ice-cold larger, quirky craft IPAs or traditional ales, there is sure to be something here they’ll adore.
The best gifts for beer lovers
1. Beer Hawk Beery Gift Set
A firm favourite of our and a wonderful gift to receive, this hamper comes with five craft beers, one beer glass and a delicious snack. It's a blind-box, so there's sure to be a few new brews included that are worth tasting. Styles included are Pale Ale, Lager, Session IPA & IPA.
2. Tha Sequel Handmade Beer Glass
There's more to this glass than just handmade, off-beat charm. The elongated tulip and inner-mountain helps release the beer's aromas, enhancing the flavour and elevating the drink's palette. According to the craftsman, this one particularly suits ales, Belgian beers, stouts and double IPAs.
3. Heineken Silver - 8L BLADE Keg
It wouldn't be a true beer round-up without a keg inclusion. And, better yet, with Heineken's newly launched Heineken Silver Lager. Smooth yet refreshing, it retains the signature fruity aroma with a balanced, though slightly lower, bitterness.
4. Cured British Meat Beer Snacks
For some reason, cured meats pair particularly well with beer. This snack set will provide the lucky recipient with five to six artisanal meaty snacks, including Juniper Pork, Proper Pork Crackling, and Garlic and Beef Biltong.
5. Mealivos Wooden Beer Caddy
This is a great beer caddy, complete with rustic look and built-in bottle opener. The perfect companion, whether you're heading out into the garden or off to the armchair. It's big enough to carry six bottles.
6. Cedar Wood and Steel Hops Cufflinks
It can be hard loving beer and not having the chance to proclaim that love in a refined, understated manner. Well, that was the case until we found these stunning handmade cufflinks, complete with a Hop Cone engraving. Available in a range of finishes.
7. Vanda Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
Much like the Beer Caddy above, this Vanda Wall Mounted Beer Opener comes in a stylish, rustic finish, with a cast iron bottle claw and chicken-wire like basket for catching bottle tops. Ideal for mounting in the kitchen or garden.
8. Classic Guinness Sign
A classic advertisement, and a statement that rings true every day. This distressed metal sign measures in at 30cm by 20cm, and can be attached to a surface via the four corner holes. If the metal doesn't do it for you, it's also available in paper.
9. The Beer Kitchen: The Art and Science of Cooking and Pairing with Beer
'Beer' is a pretty generic term for a liquid so varied and versatile. This cookbook from Melissa Cole allows beer lovers to tap into the untold potential of all types of beers, with recipes like Beer-brined Porchetta, Beer Chutney and Beer-fried Chicken. Remember the rule: one splash for the pot, two for the chef.
10. Pinter Bestselling Starter Pack
You can't call yourself a beer lover without trying one of Pinter's homebrew beer kits. The newly launched Pinter 2 is an excellent gift for anyone with the desire to brew what many would call the world's freshest beer (and craft beer might we add) all from the comfort of your own home. This updated, innovative device is changing the way we consume beer through its maximum flavour and freshness. Not to mention, it's an affordable solution and one that will save you a penny or few. A promising review: "Coming in a range of flavours (available through a regular subscription), the Pinter 2 is great not just for the beer lovers out there but for anyone looking for an introduction into home brewing. Extremely user-friendly and well designed, I absolutely loved the whole process. From purifying to brewing and conditioning, there's video tutorials streamlining all five steps. 10 impeccable pints and a whole lot of fun, if you're going to home brew, the Pinter 2 is the one for you."
11. Brewdog Punk IPA Beer Making Kit
Craft IPAs have taken the world by storm over recent years, and for good reason – it's delicious. Brewdog's Punk IPA has been an industry leader in the UK, and now, in true punk do-it-yourself spirit, the brewery has put together a kit for making your very own home batch. Great fun, and all the tastier at the end because of all the hard(ish) work that goes into it.
12. Beer Tower XXL Beer Tap
The premise of the Beer Tower XXL is pretty simple - Beer on tap, without the need for the plumbing and gas lines. It'll hold four litres of the good stuff, while a column of ice runs down the centre in a separate column, keeping the beer cool without watering it down.
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William Lobley is a Senior Content Writer and reviewer for WhatsTheBest, specialising in technology, gaming and outdoors. He also writes for Empire Online.
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