There has never been a better time to be a craft beer lover. With more breweries in the U.S. than ever before, finding a tasty pint is easy. But, with discerning palates, wildly creative styles, and hard-to-find bottles, it’s probably best to just let the craft beer lover find their own beer this holiday season. That doesn’t mean you’re out of gift options, however. Here are some of our favorites for the craft beer lover in your life.
Give them a challenge this holiday. The Beer Cap Map requires they try beers from all over the country to fill it. When they do, they’ll be left with an artistic trophy for the wall.$85
Pallet, a new publication from Dogfish Head’s Sam Calagione and others, is the magazine craft beer fans deserve. Instead of reviews and release announcements, Pallet is focused on beer and storytelling, the idea of sharing a pint with someone and hearing what they have to say. It’s as diverse and interesting as the craft beer scene itself.$15
As much as we love beer, reading about its long history could get dull. That’s why there’s The Comic Book Story of Beer. The wonderfully designed comic book takes you as far back as 7,000 BC and leads you right up to today’s craft revolution. Perfect for cracking with a double IPA or two.$13
If we had to settle on one beer glass to use for the rest of our life, TeKu would be it. It’s appropriate for most beers, and it’s a far better gift than another set of pint glasses.$38
Pouring Founders Breakfast Stout all over the living room is one way to make a room smell like roasty, sweet stout, but a better way is to light the Coffee Stout Candle. The candle will burn for up to 60 hours and release coffee and chocolate scents for the beer lover’s pleasure.Link
Hopheads don’t need to rely solely on their double IPAs to satisfy their desires; this sea salt comes with broken up hop cones to impart an enticing citrus and floral aroma to whatever they’re cooking.$6