15 Beer Geek Gifts
You should be spending your Black Friday in line for a rare beer release, not buying gifts for someone else! I’m making it easy for you to shop for that impossible to shop for person by carefully curating a range of gift options (and range of budgets) for the craft beer lover in your life. Oh, and everything can be purchased online – no need to shower today!
1. The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes
If you’re new to craft beer, this book will ensure you look like a seasoned pro at the next beer festival. Each chapter is course that reviews a beer style and its characteristics. Not only is it educational, but it’s a pretty handsome book.
It’s time to get rid of your beloved collection of shaker pints and purchase some high quality beer glasses designed to present your beer in the best possible way. Spiegelau is one of the highest regarded manufacturers of beer and wine glasses. This kit will cover a wide variety of beer styles with the IPA glass, lager, pilsner, and wheat beer glasses. Bonus buy: the stout glass!
3. TeKu Glasses
Maybe your cabinet is already lined with the basic beer glasses but your collection could use a style upgrade with a TeKu glass. The TeKu glass was developed by Teo Musso of the Baladin Brewery in Torino, Italy, and Italian sensory analyst Lerenzo Dabove (Kuaska). The design of the glass allows for a full sensory drinking experience by capturing and releasing a beer’s aromas in the outward curve of the glass. They look cool and deliver an excellent beer tasting experience.
Take a trip back in time with these brewery produced tokens that were used to keep customers loyal to their local saloons. It was also a nice gesture to give to client, friend, or relative – an easy way to buy someone a beer. Buy these to keep as a collector’s item or stop by the Moerlein Lager House to trade them in for a house beer. Hint: bosses love this kind of stuff.
For the experienced beer nerd, these funny Whalez Bro comic coasters will poke fun at the hobby’s most “enthusiastic” drinkers. Bust these out at the next bottle share you host to protect your precious Ikea furniture and generate some laughs at the same time.
Get involved in the preservation of the Brewery District and network with like minded individuals at the monthly meetings held at various historic buildings. You’ll also get a nifty t-shirt and discounted tickets to the annual Beer Barons Ball.
Add some spiff to your basement bar, garage, or game room with a MadTree metal sign. The sheet metal sign has the MadTree logo cut out and is sure to fit in any decor. It sure beats the Miller Lite bowling pin neon sign that your Uncle Dave gave you in high school!
The Bud Light football-shaped bottle opener on your keychain was cool in college but now it’s time to step up your game to the Fulcro. It’s a credit card sized stainless steel bottle opener that is convenient to carry and far more discreet. Alternate option: the CNCH wallet with built-in opener.