Why not let me make gift giving that little bit easier for you. Below is a few gift for your beer fanatic loved one. I’ve chosen items I would love to receive myself this year.
- Monthly Subscription to The Beer Club It’s the gift that keeps on giving. A box of beers to drink away while discussing the aromas and tastes during a twitter hour on Tuesday nights hosted by us! You can purchase a monthly box that will be delivered right to their door. Why not surprise them by signing them up for three, six or even twelve months? They also have put together some pretty nifty looking hampers.
- Speaking of subscriptions, take a look at this incredible one the guys at Yellow Belly Beer have on offer. This includes some awesome exclusive beers and swag. Not to mention an invite to a brewday with them!!
- No Christmas is complete without something sweet right? Well look no further than Kate O’Ds. She makes the most amazing truffles. I can assure you they go down a treat. We’re particularly fond of her stout truffles!
- Why not treat the beer lady in your life to a fabulous piece of jewelry? Wayne purchased me a beautiful hop pendant from Feral Strumpet. It came packaged in a beautiful organza bag with dried lavender. This was a lovely early Christmas present.
- Have they ever been on a brewery tour? Many of our wonderful Irish breweries offer such an experience. They get a guided tour around the brewery itself. Then afterwards an opportunity to sample the beers. We’ve been on many tours like Mc Gargles and Brehon Brewhouse. Both have impressive tasting areas.
- One that has been on our list for quite sometime is a trip along the west coast. I’m not only talking about the States, but our very own Ireland. Plan a trip to include all the breweries with this handy guide Wild Atlantic Way Breweries
- Beer festivals are always fun. They are a great way to meet fellow beer buddies, talk to the brewers and of course try new beers. Tickets are now available for next years Alltech Craft Brews & Food event. This is held in the convention centre in Dublin and its great craic.
- You can also purchase a case of this stunning beer 57 The Headline from This is limited so be quick. Also why not visit them for some quality beers and grub!
Ever wonder what to get the craft beer lover in your life? Well here at IrishBeerSnob we’ve come up with a few nifty ideas for you. Here is a list they are bound to love.
Glassware is a great choice. From a specialized IPA glass to a glass especially for stout you can’t go wrong. The majority of independent off licences have Spiegelau glasses on sale. Prices start from €6.99 for a single glass up to €19.99 for a set of three as seen in Mc Hughs.
Can Koozies are fun. Ever heard of you beer lover talking about bus/train beer? Well these are a great way of keeping your beer cold and preventing your hand warming up your beer. Also works as a novel way of disguising the evidence in public. We’ve a few of these and they’re great. I particularly like this one from BrewDog for approx €5.
Branded merchandise is always a favourite in our household. Why not look up their favourite brewery and buy a t-shirt? Personally for me I love beanie hats and have started collecting them. Whereas Wayne loves T-Shirts like this eight degrees one for €15.00.
Sick of seeing or picking up bottle caps? Or are you saving them in a pint glass not knowing what to do with them. Well why not get a bottle cap map? A great way of saving and displaying those caps. Just like this Ireland Map available for £18.00.
Personalised coasters are a great idea. Not only can they hold your beer glass but they can also decorate your coffee table. So why not design your own with hairyfish.ie starting at €2.95. Or check out this gorgeous handmade set made out of bamboo by man of beerd. We have a set and I love them. While we’re talking about decorations, get their favourite beer bottle turned into a candle holder with Pauls Attic Crafts. I surprised Wayne with these last year.
Of course Christmas isn’t complete without a book. First up is Beer and Food by Mark Dredge priced at £14.38. A simple book guiding you on pairing food with beer. Beer School is an introduction into craft beer written by Jonny Garrett priced at £14.95. Brooklyn Breweries Head brewer Garret Oliver wrote Brewmasters Table :Discovering the pleasure of real beer with real food available for £9.99.
Not forgetting the actual beer, there are so many to choose from so why not pop into your local off license and ask for help in choosing a hamper? They’ll have something to recommend for every budget. Make sure to ask for Christmas specials that are being released. But be quick as some of these are popular and will sell out! Most off licenses have put hampers together such as Martins in Fairview, also the beer club and Bradleys in Cork. The guys in O’Briens also have some great gifts available.