Believe it or not, your beer-loving friends and family probably already have a stash of unopened brew-it-yourself beer kits at home. This year, get them something they’ll really enjoy, whether you want to spend a little or a lot.
Vermont Beer Jelly Case ($78): How about some beer-infused jelly? Potlicker Kitchen in Vermont churns out some of the most unique and delicious beer-based jellies known to man. They’re best known for making a jelly with the legendary Heady Topper (made by fellow Vermontonians at The Alchemist), but their prolific portfolio contains a huge variety of interesting jellies with flavors like Oatmeal Stout.
Yeti - Brick Bottle Opener ($50): Weighing in at nearly a pound, the Yeti brick bottle opener is the most solid one you’ll ever wield. Use it to open a beer or club a bear. And you probably don’t ever have to worry about losing it—though you may have to worry about someone trying to take off with it.
Kumquat Leverage Opener ($22): The two best bottle openers on the market happen to be polar opposites. The Kumquat Leverage Opener is the same size as a credit card, making it versatile enough to tuck into a wallet or even a money clip. While it offers no protection against bears, the twill carbon fiber design ensures it will last as long as the Yeti.
A Visit to the Dogfish Head Inn ($145-$375): Sometimes the best gifts aren’t things—they’re memories. Book a weekend at the Dogfish Head Inn to create plenty, even if you won’t remember them all. The Inn has pleasant amenities, of course, but the real reason to visit this coastal Delaware town is the access to all things Dogfish Head.
Micromatic Dual-tap Kegerator ($830): Every man cave (or woman cave) needs a good kegerator. The most respected bars and breweries use Micromatic and you should, too. Featuring dual taps, the beer-lover in your life can always have a couple craft beers ready for a perfectly cold pour, making this the gift that keeps on giving.
Fantastical Fictive Beer Poster ($29): There are over 4,000 real breweries in the USA today, but some of America’s favorites aren’t included in that number because they only exist in pop-culture. If you know somebody who “Can’t Get Enough of That Wonderful Duff” or who is dying to get “Lost” and get their hands on a plain white can of Dharma Initiative beer (or who has a big house-sitting gig this weekend and could use some Schmitts Gay), this poster will make the perfect gift.