You should probably have all your holiday season shopping done already. It’s cool, nobody here is judging. Life is busy, you’re busy. The important thing is that you finally have your act together and you’re on the ball now. We are here to help you on your quest with some last minute holiday gift ideas for beer lovers in your life.
For the Local Craftbeer Lover
Some beer nerds swear by only local brew. Good. Drinking local helps grow our Minnesota beer culture, and keeps Minnesota brewing. After all, the further away a beer is brewed, the longer it takes to get to your lips. 612Brew is currently offering a Living Social deal. The NE Mpls Brewery gives you a flight of beer to share, 2 pints of beer of your choice and 2 signature pint glasses for $16.
If holiday beer is more your target’s taste you can opt for the Indeed Brewing Old Friend gift box. Available only in the taproom, you’ll get 1 bottle of Old Friend, 2 Indeed Pint glasses and 1 Indeed decal for $9.99! That is steal any time of year.
For the Home Brewer
Homebrewing is like any other hobby. You can always expand your setup to include the latest and greatest gizmo or doohickey. This is ALWAYS the case with homebrewing. Basic entry into the hobby is pretty easy with a deluxe kit that includes everything needed to make great beer at home.
If the brewer in your life already has everything they need you can give them the gift that gives back, a recipe kit. Give them a recipe kit for a beer YOU want to drink, they’ll pretty much be honor-bound to give you some when it is ready. Win-win.
Liquor is Quicker
OK, I concede, not everyone wants beer. Some people are more into liquor and spirits. I’ve actually been exploring the world of Rye Whiskey myself lately.
Red Envelope has a whole section dedicated to keeping your bar functional and stylish. A personalized leather wrapped flask, or a set of crystal glasses designed to let the spirits “breath” should do the trick.
If your liquor lover is into bourbon, you can stop into Liquor Boy Wine & Spirits in St. Louis Park, and get them a personalized bottle of Knob Creek. They will be engraving bottles Knob Creek on Friday, Dec 19th, from 4pm-7pm. Have it engraved with a personal message. But keep it clean, will you? Santa is watching.