Holiday Gift Giving Guide 2010

14 12 2010

Folks, it is just two weeks left until Christmas. And if you are still scratching your head trying to figure out what to get the beer drinker in your life, we are here to help.

This time last year, we recommended some things you can get your beer drinker. And if we may say so, it is still a really good list.

We have a few ideas to update the list.

Books and Movies! A bunch of really good beer books have come out in the past year. We can really recommend Randy Mosher’s Tasting Beer. It is quite possibly one of the best books on beer history, production and consumption on the market. The Naked Pint is also a really good introduction to beer drinking. And 1,001 Beers to Drink Before You Die is one of the most helpful books in our library. The documentary Beer Wars is a really good look at the rise and struggles of craft breweries in the United States.

Photo Credit: Calamity_Sal CCKegerator– What beer drinker wouldn’t love having delicious beer on tap at their every whim? For less than $500, you can surprise the beer drinker in your life with their own kegerator. Or, if you are handy, you can pick up a pretty cheap bulk freezer/fridge off of Craig’s List and convert it into a Kegerator yourself. There are a lot of different designs available on-line.

Beer Cellar– Does the beer lover in your life have a large collection of vintage bottles? Where are they being kept? In the back of the fridge? In the basement on a bookshelf? Or even (heaven forbid!) in the back of the closet? Make sure their beer is stored correctly, safely and neatly by investing in a beer cellar. For just a few hundred dollars, your beer collection can be stored in a temperature and humidity controlled environment in order to ensure proper aging.

And don’t forget to check out last year’s recommendations. There are some really good ideas there, too. Including a trip to a famous beer city or homebrew supplies.

And happy holidays!

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