Holiday Gift Guide for the Beer Lover

Just some of the Maps Glassware products. See #3 on the list for more information.
Just some of the Maps Glassware products. See #3 on the list for more information.
It’s not too early to get a jump on your holiday shopping. And if your list includes a beer lover or two, take a look at these ideas which are sure to please the beer enthusiast in your life. Or maybe you’d even like to add a little something for yourself! No matter what your price range you can find affordable gifts on this list, from under $15 up to $195. Take a look at all these wonderful gift ideas.
The ManCan

1.) ManCan makes the perfect gift because:

· Take it anywhere! Whether you are tailgating, camping, fishing, or heading to your friends for a BBQ, you will never worry about breaking your growler with the indestructible ManCan.

· Always a Fresh Glass! Never worry about your beer going flat again. In a traditional glass growler, your favorite craft beer goes flat within 1 day of opening it, but ManCan preserves the unique characteristics of the craft beer you sought out to share with friends and family.

· Perfect Fit! The ManCan 128 is a full gallon of beer that fits in the door of the fridge. The stainless steel, keg-style growler alternative is designed to preserve the quality of craft beer and can be filled at most breweries. With its patented threaded cap that seals in carbonation and locks out air, the ManCan 128 keeps beer brewery-fresh for weeks, unlike a traditional growler.

· The ManCan 128 is a brewery in your fridge, or wherever you want to take it. ($195 at http://www.ManCan.Beer)


The Arctican, $19.95

2.) The Arctican by Corkcicle

This is the last can cooler you will ever need. Arctican keeps 12-ounce drinks cold without making your hands cold. Simply freeze the cooling core, twist it on and enjoy ice-cold drinks for up to 3 hours. Arctican keeps canned drinks cooler, longer — 85% cooler than an average koozie. Made of double-wall stainless steel with a vacuum seal means cold stays in and warm stays out – keeping drinks cold. What better way to treat yourself than a good, cold beer. Retail: $19.95


Many cities and glass styles available. Maps Glassware starts at $12.50

3.) Maps Glassware from the UncommonGreen

What is Maps Barware by theUncommonGreen? Think of a map of your favorite city, etched in glass, creating a unique design and pattern. Except that piece of glass is actually a piece of classic glassware. Each intricately designed map wraps entirely around the glass and extends from top to bottom, achieving a striking effect that makes any beverage more fun to prepare, serve, and drink. And because the map is engraved into the surface of the glass, the result is a work of art that has a truly unique look and feel, and is designed to last a lifetime. 

Each piece of glassware from theUncommonGreen is meticulously designed and made right here in the USA. Featuring beautiful maps of major cities throughout the US and around the world, you can say that theUncommonGreen is as all American as a company can be.


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The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook, $15.92 on

4.) The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook by Jacquelyn Dodd (Note: Craft Beer Bites is her latest cookbook, but I also recommend her first one, The Craft Beer Cookbook).

The Craft Beer Bites Cookbook takes your favorite brewpub grub and kicks it up a notch. From Buffalo Chicken Beer Cheese Dip to Chocolate Stout Cupcakes with Chocolate Stout Cream Cheese Frosting, each recipe captures the complex flavors of a perfectly balanced brew, allowing you to savor the nutty notes in an American brown ale or the zesty bite of an IPA. Complete with dozens of color photographs, this book shows you how to incorporate your true love into every bite-sized snack with 100 craft beer recipes, such as:
-Hawaiian IPA Pulled-Pork Sliders
-Belgian Ale–Marinated Grilled Steak Crostini with IPA Chimichurri
-Beer-Battered Shrimp with Chipotle Lime Dipping Sauce
-Grilled Barbeque Chicken and Peach Mini Pizzas
-Peanut Butter Stout Mousse–Topped Brownies

How to Host a Beer Tasting Party in Your Own Home, $29.99

5.) How to Host a Beer Tasting Party in Your Own Home kit

Whether you’re a brew master or just a beer lover who loves to throw a party, this complete kit is for you. Carlo Devito’s How To Host a Beer Tasting Party In Your Own Home kit contains everything you’ll need to host a beer tasting in your own home. A beer-tasting party is fun and educational for everyone from novices to serious craft beer or microbrew drinkers. Within this all-inclusive kit are the elements to be a terrific host – including beer bottle covers, tasting notepads, a beer-aroma wheel, sampling glasses, beer-and-food wheel, and an entertaining and informative book that introduces you to the ins and outs of wine in a comfortable, festive, social setting – your own home. So grab some glasses, start pouring, and let’s have a party!

Includes all the brew-tasting party essentials: 64-page book with full-color photography, Beer-aroma wheel, Beer-and-food chart, 20 craft paper beer bottle covers, 4 tasting notepads, Four 2oz glasses for sampling.

Pinup Calendar, $25
Pinup Calendar, $25

6.) The 2016 Women of Colorado Craft Breweries Pinup Calendar by Copper Penny Photography

The 2016 Women of Colorado Craft Breweries Pinup Calendar features Women from 12 Craft Breweries and One Cidery in this years Calendar. The Calendar also offers $70 worth of free beer at all 13 locations featured in the calendar!

Fizzics, $169.99 on

7.) Fizzics World’s first personal beer system that delivers expertly poured draught beer

  • Revolutionary, portable beer system delivers a draft quality experience from any store-bought, off-the-shelf beer
  • Employs high-frequency sound waves and oscillation to pour a dense, long-lasting head, resulting in a rich, creamy foam that enhances the texture, aroma and flavor of beer
  • First beer dispensing system that provides users complete control, allowing them to choose their favorite level of foam for each beer
  • Compatible with all standard size cans and bottles  including “Bombers” (22-oz bottle package format) and cans from 16-oz “Tall Boys” to 32-oz “Man Cans” or 64-oz growlers, and requires no expensive consumable or proprietary keg or accessories
  • Lightweight and durable for maximum portability at a mere 3.5 pounds
  • Enhances flavor of all beer styles, including IPA’s, Hefeweizens, Pilsners, Brown Ales, Lagers, Stouts, Porters, etc.
  • Anti-microbial drip mat and system canister separate for easy cleaning
  • Powered by (4) AA batteries
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Beer, Food, and Flavor, $14.48 on

8.) BEER, FOOD, and FLAVOR: A Guide to tasting, Pairing, and the Culture of Craft Beer by Schuyler Schultz 

An authoritative guide to exploring the diverse array of flavors found in craft beer—and the joys of pairing those flavors with great food. Featuring new breweries and other recent developments in the world of craft beer, this beautifully illustrated book explores how craft beer can be integrated into the new American food movement, with an emphasis on local and sustainable production.

“From lessons in cheese-and-brew pairings to sketching a menu for a multi-course, beer-pairing dinner party . . . [this] excellent, 300-page guide to beer and food is a steal.” — 

Learn about the top craft breweries in your region, seek out new beer styles and specialty brews with confidence, create innovative menus, and pair craft beer with fine food, whether at home or while dining out. 

Pint Glass, $49.99 for a set of 4
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Pub Glass, $54.99 for a set of 4

9.) PubWARE Unbreakable Drinkware

PubWARE Pints and Pub Glasses, the best thing to happen to beer drinkers since the keg. PubWARE is a new line from SymGLASS comprised of unbreakable drinkware that looks and feels like real glass, but won’t crack, discolor, haze or cloud like acrylic or polycarbonate alternatives. Designed for both commercial and residential use, Pubware Pints and Pub Glasses can withstand the harshest of conditions in pubs, bars and restaurants. They are BPA-free, dishwasher-safe, microwave-safe and made in the USA.

Manufactured using a proprietary molding process, PubWARE’s Pints (16 oz.) and Pub Glasses (20 oz.) “frost up” better than traditional glass with insulation properties that keep beverages colder longer and won’t “sweat” on the outside. They can be placed into the freezer immediately after coming out of a dishwasher, with no cool-down period required.

Beer poured into a PubWARE Pint or Pub Glass won’t foam up too quickly, like it will when poured into most plastic cups. PubWARE allow a beer’s head to form exactly like a traditional glass will. PubWARE discovered that many times during product trials when beer was served to a beer rep or brewer, they didn’t immediately recognize they were drinking from something other than a traditional glass pint.

Gardening for the Homebrewer, $16.02 on
Gardening for the Homebrewer, $16.02 on

10.) Gardening for the Homebrewer: Grow and Process Plants for Making Beer, Wine, Gruit, Cider, Perry, and More by Wendy Tweten and Debbie Teashon

There’s no feeling quite like cooking with home-grown carrots or grabbing a fresh handful of cilantro from your own yard. Well, unless you’re growing fruits, vegetables, or grains for brewing that is. Gardening for the Homebrewer is an introduction to the wide variety of plants that you can use for fermentations or infusions. Learn how to tell if your yard is a perfect site for barley or whether it’s better suited to a fragrant collection of herbs. Learn how to grow, dry, and store fresh hops. Or go off the beaten path and grow everything you need for your first gruit, cider, perry, or fruit wine. Have just a balcony or a windowsill? No problem! A variety of plant recommendations will suit gardeners of all types, even ones with limited space.

3 Comments Add yours

  1. Great list! My beer-themed art would make a great addition to any of these.

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