Buying a beer gift for someone who is really into beer can be intimidating if you aren’t a beer lover yourself. What gift should you buy to impress a beer lover? We have a few great ideas to make your holiday shopping easier.
First, know that the best gift a beer lover can get in a stocking or under the tree is beer itself – and the more limited or rare the beer, the more excited that beer lover of yours is likely to be. You can’t go wrong with buying beer.
As breweries expanded their business models in response to the pandemic, you’re going to find a wider variety of rare and exciting beers available for purchase at breweries through their online stores. The locations where individual breweries can deliver are different state-by-state, so pay special attention to any disclaimers when you’re buying beer online.
Beyond beer, what else can you gift a beer lover? 2020 has been the year of the remodel as people recreate the bar and taproom experience at home. Some beer gift ideas on the list will help people deck out those home bar spaces.
When you want your gift to be “Ho! Ho! Ho!” and not ho hum, remember to choose beer in glass bottles. Glass brings something special to the table and makes every occasion feel a little more celebratory.
Even though you’re (presumably) shopping for a friend or loved one, since these gifts are all available online – no driving needed — we’re adding a beer pairing you can enjoy as you shop. All the beers come in glass bottles. Consider it a little gift for yourself.
Here are some of our favorite holiday beer gift ideas for beer lovers in 2020.
2020 Beer Gift Ideas
Lagunitas Brewing Co. LED Bar Sign
No home bar is complete without signs. Before you go rummaging through those old beer mirrors from your college dorm room (you know the ones), check out this LED bar sign from Lagunitas Brewing Co. in Petaluma, Calif.
Online Shopping Pairing: Lagunitas IPA
Leinenkugel’s Beer Tailgate Table
We’ve all had the occasional “oops” moment on our outdoor patios: thinking your beer is secure at your feet, but then it inevitably gets knocked over by the dog, the toddler, or your own clumsy feet. Leinenkugel’s Beer Tailgate Table gives you a secure place to rest your bottle of beer in between sips.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Leinenkugel’s Snowdrift Vanilla Porter
Stone Brewing Disc Golf Discs
Disc golf is a great sport for social distancing. Stone Brewing’s disc golf discs come in eight colors and they’re also lightweight, which is great for beginners. Plus, since you only need one hand to play, your other hand is free for a bottle of beer.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Stone IPA
Dogfish Head Disc Golf Putter
Dogfish Head wants your game to be on point and the Aviar Putt & Approach gets a rep as the No. 1 putter in disc golf. The bright yellow putter with the brewery’s logo and motto — “Off-Centered Ales for Off-Centered People”– is sure to be a go-to for any beer-loving fans of the sport on your shopping list.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Dogfish Head Campfire Amplifier
Harpoon Brewing Co. Virtual Tasting
If you’re shopping for a beer lover in Massachusetts, here’s a cool gift that could also double as one you get yourself. Harpoon Brewing is offering 45-minute online virtual tastings. They ship beers to attendees and then walk through the beer tasting, complete with a Q&A session.
*Available for Massachusetts residents
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Harpoon Brewing Winter Warmer
pFriem Brewing Co. Barrel Aged Beers
If you’re shopping for a beer lover in Oregon, head to pFriem’s online store for some incredible bottled beer selections. You can build your own case, peruse the Brewmaster’s Selection, or select individual bottles of beer, including Bourbon Barrel Aged Stout and Maple Barrel Aged Smoked Porter — perfect for sipping during colder winter days.
*Ships to Oregon
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: pFriem Vienna Lager
New Belgium Brewing Cellar Beers
New Belgium Brewing is delivering beer from its storied wood cellar to your door. The selection of must-have rare bottles in the brewery’s online store will leave any beer lover on your shopping list downright giddy. Whiskey barrel aged Oscar and Felix, a limited 2020 holiday release of La Folie, and other selections out of the brewery’s vault will leave your beer lover with only good problems: drink now or save for later?
*Available in Nebraska, Nevada, North Dakota, North Carolina, Ohio, Virginia, Vermont & Washington, D.C.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: New Belgium Accumulation White IPA
Bell’s Brewing Flight Paddle
Help a beer lover you know do Flight Night right at home. Bell’s Brewing sells an elegant wooden flight paddle perfect for tasting a flight, just like they would at the brewery’s Kalamazoo, Michigan, Eccentric Café. Bonus: Add a hand-picked selection of bottled Bell’s beers, like Bell’s Double Cream Stout and Two Hearted, to really knock this beer gift out of the park.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Bell’s Hopsolution
ODell Brewing Craft Malt Vinegar & Craft Beer Sauces
ODell Brewing Company’s craft beer sauces and craft malt vinegar make a great gift for someone who has spent 2020 perfecting their cooking skills. The trio of craft beer sauces is a collaboration with a fellow Fort Collins, Colorado, small business. The craft malt vinegar has been aged in oak barrels for three years. Both come in glass bottles and are sure to liven up the pantry selection for the at-home cook.
Online Shopping Beer Pairing: Legene Chocolate Milk Stout
Whether you’re looking for the perfect stocking stuffer or a few special bottles to place under the tree, you can’t go wrong with these beer gifts. This holiday season, join us in raising a bottle to toast great beer and the wonderful memories it helps create, especially when you celebrate with beer in glass bottles.