Whether he's a down-home Budweiser kind of guy, or has more of an international palate, these beer-themed gifts are sure to have your beer enthusiast shouting with glee. Perfect for any occasion, and all conveniently available for online purchase, these affordable gifts include home-brewing kits, sumptuous gift baskets and intricately decorated beer steins.
Around the World Brew Basket
Your beer aficionado will appreciate a sampling of some of the world's most renowned beers. The "Around the World Brew Basket" from BeerGifts.com features six popular imported beers, including Heineken, St. Pauli Girl and Newcastle Brown Ale, partnered with a tasty mix of gourmet snacks, such as tortilla chips, fiery salsa, roasted nuts, gourmet crackers and party snack mix, all nestled in an attractive wicker basket. As of November 2010, the gift basket is priced at £48, and is available online for purchase at BeerGifts.com.
Mr. Beer Premium Home Brewery Kit
If he or she loves beer that much, then give the gift that keeps on giving, an at-home microbrewery kit. The kit comes complete with a two-gallon fermenter, a standard refill, eight reusable bottles with caps, eight labels and a brewer's guide. The easy-to-follow process makes a two-gallon batch of beer in 14 days. Keep in mind that this product is unable to ship to Alabama, Kentucky, Mississippi or Oklahoma. Mr. Beer Premium Home Brewery Kit costs £32.40 as of November 2010, and is available for purchase online at RedEnvelope.com.
North Cote Imports carries an extensive array of decorative beer steins, including Oktoberfest and authentic German steins, guaranteed to make your beer connoisseur's heart skip a beat. These intricately designed steins hold up to one litre of your beer lover's favourite frothy beverage, and feature hand-painted festive scenes of Munich's Oktoberfest extravaganza. Choose from the Oktoberfest Beer Wagon Stein, with a pretzel-shaped handle, the 200th Anniversary Oktoberfest Beer Stein, adorned with a "Munchen Oktoberfest" banner, or the Munich Town Hall 3D Beer Stein, featuring a pewter Bavarian lion and a hand-painted Glockenspiel decoration. As of November 2010, prices range from £51.90 up to £116.9, and are available for purchase online on the company's website.
There are several books on the market pertaining to beer, with subject matters varying from how to correctly sample beer, cooking with beer, to creating your own microbrewery at home. "Tasting Beer: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink" teaches the finer points of brewing, serving, tasting and food pairing. "Extreme Brewing: An Enthusiast's Guide to Brewing Craft Beer at Home" lets them in on all the home brewing tricks and secrets, and "The Ultimate Beer Lover's Cookbook" offers more than beer-infused recipes. November 2010 prices on the books range from £7.40 to £11.0. All books are available for online purchase at BeerBooks.com.
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