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25 Awesome Beer Gifts – 2013 Edition

The holiday season is here and that means we have to buy gifts for those loved ones who are hard to impress or refuse to tell us what in the heck they want.  Everyone loves to open a gift and receive something totally kick ass.  The hardest part is coming up with an unexpected item that will blow their mind!

Ask yourself the question, “Does this person like beer?”.  If you answered yes, here are 25 amazing beer related gifts that are sure to bring a smile!

 

1. Brewer’s Best Beast Equipment Kit w/ Better Bottle
Homebrew kit

BREWER’S BEAST EQUIPMENT KIT WITH BETTER BOTTLE The most complete equipment kit in the homebrew industry is now available from Brewer’s Best®. The Brewer’s BeAst includes everything your customers need to make the finest batch of beer (by using a Brewer’s Best® ingredient kit, of course) in one box. Equipment kit includes: 6.5 gallon “Ale Pail” Primary Fermenter with Grommeted Lid 6.5 gallon “Ale Pail” Bottling Bucket with Spigot Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser Auto-Siphon 5 Gallon Better Bottle® Carboy Plastic Paddle Carboy Brush Hydrometer Liquid Crystal Thermometer Bottle Brush Black Beauty Capper Econolock Drilled Bung Lab Thermometer Bottle Filler Siphon Hose with Shut-off Clamp IO-Star 20 qt. Brew Pot Equipment Instructions.


2. The Clink N Drink Bottle Opener and Cap Catcher with Logo
Click n Drink

The Clink N Drink bottle opener and cap catcher combo! Now with NEW, IMPROVED OPENER! The Clink N Drink has 4 rubber coated magnets that catch all your caps and hold it to any metallic* surface without scratching. You can put them anywhere you to love to drink. The Clink N Drink also comes with holes in the top and bottom for mounting against a non-magnetic surface. Easily mount the Clink n Drink to any solid surface including walls, cabinets, bars, decks, boats, RV’s and even trees. It measures 5″ x 10″ and weighs 1.85lbs. The Clink N Drink comes with a quality stainless steel opener but you can always switch it out with any standard wall mounted opener. (*Aluminum is not magnetic. Stainless steel varies depending on the nickel content within the alloy.)


3. Beer Soap
Beer Soap

Two things we know to be true: Being dirty is bad, and beer is good. Therefore, soap made from beer must be goodness squared, right? Yes!

Our line of hand made cold processed beer soaps are made using real beer. Don’t worry, they don’t smell like a day-old frat party. In fact, they’re all pretty light and refreshing. And they’re natural, too, so they don’t contain any artificial hardeners, synthetic surfactants or foam inducers like commercial and industrial soaps.

The traditional cold process of soap making retains 100% of the soap’s moisturizing glycerin. So, not only will these glorious soaps keep you clean, they’ll keep your skin from drying out. And they’re made from beer!

Choose from Corona, Guinness, Pabst Blue Ribbon, Sam Adams, Stella Artois, and Red Stripe.


4. BeerSmarts: The Question and Answer Cards that makes learning about Beer easy and fun
Beersmarts

Do you know a porter from a stout? Or a lager from an ale? Pop open BeerSmarts and find out everything about your favorite beverage. These colorful question and answer cards quench your thirst for information about the culture, history, brewing, and favorite ways to drink beer. Now grab your friends and pick a card and find out: What makes a beer skunky? Waht’s a lambic beer? Where is the oldest brewery in America?


5. Big Mouth Toys The Beast Giant Fist Shaped Drink Kooler
Foam Hand Beer Coozie

Gigantic hulk like fist will keep your drink cold. Made from flesh colored foam, this enormous drink kooler is a lot of fun.


6. Big Mouth Toys Beer Belt / 6 Pack Holster(Black)
beer belt

You’ll be the hit of the tailgater party or fishing trip with this belt! Or give it as a gift to your husband so he can wear it while he is doing yard work. Wraps around the waist, secures with an adjustable size straps, and conveniently holds 6 cans of beer or any other beverage can.


7. German Drinking Beer Horn Medieval 17oz
German Drinking Horn

Traditionally the horn from a buffalo or an ox was used as a drinking vessel by many people of many regions of the world. This 100% natural buffalo horn has been accurately recreated for you to enjoy. The exterior has been buff polished to a shiny surface. It can hold about 17 ounces of water, wine, ale, beer, or other drink. The horn comes with an adjustable brown leather belt frog. A perfect item for reenactment and theme parties. Please clean the horn before using it. Measures 12′ to 14′ overall.


8. Das Horn Drinking Vessel
das-horn-drinking-horn

Kick it Greco-Roman style with the Das Horn Drinking Vessel.

Styled after ancient drinking horns made from the horns of sheep, goats, and other bovids (ya know, horn-producing mammals), Das Horn holds 24 ounces (709 mL) of your favorite brew.

Das Horn includes a display stand for exhibiting it during non-party hours as well as a removable neck strap for hands-free use.

Dishwasher safe and made from BPA-free plastic


9. Das Beer Boot
Das Boot


Das Boot! There’s just something exhilarating about knocking back a few cold ones from this substantial Glass Beer Boot.

Popularized by German soldiers celebrating battle victories, beer boots are the world’s most Johann Badarse way to consume a stiff stout.

Because each Glass Beer Boot is hand-blown, its capacity varies slightly between each one. However, you should be able to cram 40-48 ounces of delicious brew into the Glass Beer Boot.


10. Beer Hammer Bottle Opener
Beer Hammer

There are many things that drive us to consume alcohol, not the least of which is home improvement. When Randall Munroe made that xkcd comic about drilling too many holes in a wall, we all nodded our heads because we’ve been there. (Honestly, they should call it a “stud vicinity finder.” Just sayin’. At least the TV hides the majority of those holes.) Home improvement ruins walls and makes normally mild-mannered geeks raise our voices at our significant others and/or roommates. It’s a messy business.


11. MLB Officially Licensed 16-Ounce Color Changing Pint Glass
Reds pint glass

These officially licensed 16 ounce pint glasses have a satin etch pattern that changes to the team color when an ice cold beverage is poured into it! See the before and after image as shown! Amazing!


12. Wood 6 Pack Beer Bottle Carrier
Wooden Beer Crate

Wood Six Pack Beer Bottle Carrier for Homebrew Beer with Bottle Opener – A sturdy utilitarian beer carrier for personal home brews – Designed around a six pack of 12 ounce Shortneck Beer Bottles 12oz bottles – this carrier also holds 12oz longnecks, and most domestics. Handcrafted in the USA. Dimensions are approximate and vary slightly – Outer dimensions are 11 inches tall x 10 1/2 inches long x 6 3/4 inches wide. The Perfect Homebrewer’s Gift, excellent for presenting homemade beer, or for taking some along on your next get together… Rustic, Utilitarian, and Re-Usable… Carriers are stained – the wood on each carrier varies slightly. Carriers are a combination of rough sawn lumber and smooth – pine/fir – solid and sturdy – nailed and glued with exterior grade wood glue – built to last. Beer Bottles Pictured are NOT Included.


13. Zymurgy – 12 Month/6 Issue Subscription
Zymurgy

For 27 years, Zymurgy has been the leading light for amateur brewers in North America and around the world. It features innovative and award-winning recipes, discussions of equipment building, explanations of brewing science and presentations of brewing techniques in addition to a healthy dose of beer culture.

Your subscription comes with a full year membership to the American Homebrewers Association. Included with the membership are discounts to over 300 breweries and pubs nationwide as well as a subscription to the online talk forum, TechTalk.


14. Hops Holster 12 Can Ammo Pack
Hops Holster

When you’re ready to wage war on thirst (and possibly sobriety) the Hops Holster 12 Can Ammo Pack is the only beer holder gear you’ll need. There are 12 insulated holsters and each one holds a single 12-ounce can. Whether it’s tailgating season, hunting season, or just another Saturday, this beer bandolier will help you avoid those long, thirsty walks back to the cooler. Life is just easier when you keep plenty of your favorite canned beverages right on your chest. Warning: Your friends may try to use you as a human pack mule. Features: Each individual can holster is insulated to keep beer cold. Perfect for tailgating, camping, and parties. Specs: Capacity: (12) 12 oz cans. Adjustable waist belt fits waist (or belly) 28″ to 42″.


15. 300 Beers to Try Before You Die!
300 Beers to try before you die

From Belgian fruit beers to hoppy cask ales, small-production microbrews to Czech Republic lagers, this is a personal and comprehensive portfolio of international beers compiled by one of the world’s leading beer writers. In this unique and beautifully illustrated collection, he has distilled decades of beer knowledge into an entertaining and indispensable guide to the ales that no beer lover should miss. The book divides beers by type, including bitters, best bitters, pilsners, brown and mild ales, pale ales, extra strong beers and bitters, old ales and barley wines, golden ales, porters and stouts, alt and amber ales, fruit beers, and beires de garde, each comprising an alphabetical listing of the beers. Many of the entries are fully illustrated, and each beer comes complete with a box panel for adding your own tasting notes. Information on the country of origin, beer strength, brewery, and a detailed description of the beer and its history are also given.


16. 6-Bottle Bike Bag
6pack bike carrier

Make your bike a BYO beverage-carrier with this cleverly constructed, waterproof set of saddlebags. No matter if you’re just shooting to the shops, or on an unexpected (de)tour de France.

Designed with cyclists in mind (so your gigantic calves won’t suffer) and featuring a secure Velcro attachment system (for all the rad jumps), you’ll be able to stay refreshed on your ride.  Looks like it’s time to saddle up!


17. The Go Plate Reusable Food & Beverage Holder: 21 Plates
Go Plate

Talk about practical! This plastic party tray fits right over your drink, so you can hold everything in one hand. When you set your beer down for a food run, you can lose track of it. Don’t abandon your bottle, can, or cup when you can simply place one of the Go Plates on top of it!!! Perfect for parties and buffet-style events, the plate stays put while you eat. When you want to take a drink, simply lift the plate off! Designed for warm or cold foods, they’re crafted from sturdy, reusable, recycled clear plastic that can go right into the dishwasher.


18. Shakoolie – The Original Shower Beer Koozie (Black)
Shower Coozie

Want a Better Shower Beer? One night, we asked ourselves “what if you could just stick your beer to that shower wall?” It was glorious friends – one of those “aha” moments. We combined a simple foam koozie with industrial grade velcro to create shower beer awesomeness. Not only is your beer now hands free, it also stays ice cold in a steamy shower. Now, you’re probably thinking to yourself – “is it really that good?” Of course! The shower beer is the most relaxing thing on the planet. It’s great before going out. It’s great after work. Plus with Shakoolie, that hands free experience allows you to relax and enjoy your shower. We all love a good beer in the shower, and we’re just two guys who set out to make that experience better. So go ahead and pick up a Shakoolie today!


19. 14th Century Beer Stein
Beer Stein

These steins drink deeply from the traditions of Medieval Europe. Stephanie Theado spent her childhood summers with her grandmother in France, where her family had lived for centuries, and remembers the comfortable forms, the texture, the heft of the everyday stoneware that filled the kitchen–so similar to the ancient shards that could be found in the fields outside.

Now a master potter, Stephanie carries that history with her, crafting each two-pint mug individually on the wheel in her studio. The unique detailing of the glaze is achieved through soda firing–a modern take on an ancient technique, where soda ash is introduced into the hot kiln. The powder vaporizes and is carried by the heat currents, creating a beautiful, organically stippled finish wherever it touches. The contours of the handle are designed for comfort and usability, while the solid ceramic material helps to keep your brew of choice hot or cold. Handmade in Bovina, New York.


20. Libbey Craft Brews Beer Flight 6-Ounce Clear Pilsner Glass Set, 5-Piece

Beer Tasting

This Craft Brews beer flight set is excellent for sampling small quantities of a variety of different brews. It’s great for parties or times when you only want a small glass of beer. The complete set contains four 6 ounce pilsner glasses, measuring 5” tall and 2-5/8” in diameter and one wood carrier, measuring 3.6” by 17”. It’s a great bachelor, housewarming, or host gift, as well as an excellent addition for the beer lovers collection. It is part of the Libbey Craft Brews collection. Glasses are dishwasher safe and made in the USA. Wood carrier is made in China and hand-washing is recommended.


21. Steven Raichlen Best of Barbecue Beer-Can Chicken Rack
Beer Can chicken

Steven Raichlen wrote the book on beer can chicken – literally. This ingenious device makes the process easier and virtually fail proof. Square construction gives you greater stability. The bird won’t tip and beer won’t spill. All stainless steel, so it will not react with food. Metal holder adapts to both beer cans and the included unique stainless steel canister, which you can fill with wine, fruit juice, or other flavorful liquid. Metal drip pan collects meat juices for sauces and prevents dripping fat from erupting into flare-ups.


22. SET OF 2 – Hopside Down Beer Glass
Hopside Down Beer glass

This Hopside down glass-in-a-glass keeps beer colder longer on the inside with no condensation on the outside. Enjoy your next tall, cold one in this fun, lightweight double-walled glass. It keeps up to 12 ounces of your favorite brew or beverage icy cold longer without breaking a sweat… literally! No more warming your beer with your hands. The Double-wall helps insulate your drink. Set of 2, each measure 7 1/2 inch tall and 3 1/4 inch diameter at the top.


23. Demdaco Big Sky Carvers 70515 Set of 4 Shotgun Shell Coasters
12 gauge coasters

  • Set of 4
  • Coaster holder has foam pads to protect table surfaces.
  • Holder resembles the stock of a gun.
  • Coasters resemble the end of a 12 gauge shotgun shell.

24. Half Liter Pirate Skull Glass
Skull Glass

Presenting a beer glass worthy of Blackbeard the pirate himself. This skull drinking glass serves up your poison of choice in deadly cool style. Guaranteed to have those lily-livered land-lovers shaking in their boots. This drinking glass holds 16oz and measures 4 W x 4 H.


25. Fred & Friends Port A Pint Folding Beer Glass
Port a Pint

Fred & Friends Port A Pint Folding Beer Glass.

 

The Bonus Item: Hop Candy-Cascade Flavored Hard Candy

Hop Candy

Hard candy made with real Cascade hops. This 4 ounce bag contains approximately 21 individually wrapped hard Cascade hop candies. The sweetness of the candy and the bitterness of the Cascade mingle in your mouth, with a taste reminiscent of the sweet/bitter taste of freshly boiled wort. Great for when you want the taste of fresh Cascade, but don’t want to drink.