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The Single Best Holiday Gift for the Beer Nerd in Your Life

Beer Nerd Christmas Tree Ornament

I hate holiday gift guides. A lot. They suck. Or most of them do at least. I don’t care whether they’re focused on gadgets, clothing, media or beer, most of them consist of a bunch of cliché crap thrown together by lazy writers, often in the form of “slide shows” to maximize page-view traffic.

Here’s the only gift suggestion you need for your special beer nerd: Buy beer. Good beer. Beer they probably wouldn’t buy on their own, because it’s too expensive or because they’d have to order it from a far off land, like Belgium. And buy them the appropriate beer glass to drink it from. That’s it.

Is your beer nerd an IPA-crazed hop head? Buy him/her one of the beers on this list, and a glass from the brewer—not a shaker pint if at all possible. If your beer geek loves sour brews, buy one of the beers on this list and wrap it up all purty like, along with a fancy schmancy glass. Do a little research, find the best beer store or liquor store that sells beer in your area, and buy a bottle of something special. Or do a search for Belgian/German/whatever beer online. Etc. Etc.

I admit, this post was written in jest…sort of. But I’m also dead serious. I’m a class-A beer nerd, and the best (beer-related) present I could get from my significant other would be a bottle of Cantillon, any Cantillon, and a Cantillon glass. (I’d really love a new Mercedes, but we all know that ain’t fucking happening, sooooo….)

Forget those silly bottle openers and tshirts and shit. Good, special beer is the best gift a beer nerd can receive this holiday season.


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What’s Better than a Bouquet of Roses? A BREW-K of Beers

BREW-K beer bouquet

Nothing says I love you, or I fucked up, I’m sorry, like a BREW-K of craft brews—at least if you’re a beer nerd. (Warning: Your tea-totaling significant other might not feel the same way. )

The BREW-K is a piece of cardboard that’s shaped to hold a dozen 12-ounce beer cans, with seven of the 12 cans displayed in bouquet-like fashion atop the holder. The bottom section holds the remaining five cans. And the top can also be used to hold seven 12-ounce bottles.

From BREW-K.com:

“[The] BREW-K beer gift box is a package that will not only deliver a ‘Thank You’ like no other, but like a good brew, it will spark conversation and leave the lasting impression you were looking for. Simply put, the BREW-K was made for those times when a special gift from one beer lover to another is needed.”

The BREW-K is clever, I guess. But it’s essentially a $10 piece of cardboard. Still, I’d rather receive a BREW-K of craft beers than a bouquet of roses. But again, that’s just me. (Note: I spotted the BREW-K in the November issues of Beer Advocate magazine.)

Visit BREW-K.com for more details.



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