Category Archives: beer_gifts

Last minute beer gift idea number 4 – fancy growler gear


While some people dispute the merits of growlers, the rest of us just keep filling them up. I don’t think of it as an argument about whether growlers are good or bad, rather it is a discussion about whether you like them or not. As for me, I like growlers and am not alone. Most…

Last minute beer gift idea number 3: Beer Books


Give the gift of knowledge. Or entertainment. Today I want to provide some recommendations for beer books, which always make great gifts for literate beer geeks. The books listed below came across my desk or at least showed up on my radar. Some were published within the last year, others are just important regardless of…

Last minute beer gift idea number 2: Beer Club


Really, it’s all any beer lover wants: beer. Back in the mid-90s, I was contacted by a company that wanted to give me a membership to something called a beer of the month club. I did not object. Every couple of months a box of beer showed up on my doorstep. Not just any beer,…

Last minute beer gift idea number 1: iPhone Bottle Opener


Yep, this is my obligatory Beer Gift Guide. Actually, I’m doing mine a bit differently this year. Every idea that I share qualifies as a last minute gift, available for those of you who failed to order your husband’s stainless steel Viking Kegerator in time for Santa to deliver it by Christmas. This is the…

The Trooper Hits the Shelves in Seattle


“Hello Seattle! Would you please welcome from England…” At last, all of you metal heads can get your hands on TROOPER, the Iron Maiden beer from England. I just learned that the beer has hit the shelves in Seattle. I know for certain that The Beer Junction (blog sponsor) has it in stock. You’ll have…

Beer Gift Guide 2012, Part 2


Today, I present my second holiday gift guide –  more gift ideas for the beer lover in your life. (See the beer lover’s gift guide we posted last week). Gratafy Price varies depending on your gift Talk about instant gratification! With Gratafy it’s like being there to buy your buddy a beer without actually being…

Beer Gift Guide 2012


The season of giving is now fully upon us. Since you’re reading this, you probably like to drink beer. Perhaps you should consider sending this story to the gift-buyer in your life who might be pondering what to get you this year. Otherwise, peruse the list below and start dropping hints. Let’s face it, you…

Holiday gift ideas for the beer lover in your life


The season of giving is upon us. Here is my list of beery gift ideas for 2011. Admittedly, some of these are timeless. While there’s nothing new about getting someone a homebrew kit, I offer some advice. Some of my other gift ideas are new, having only been published or invented in the past year….