This starter kit can turn any beer geek into a proud homebrewer. The package includes key equipment like food-grade tubing, a thermometer, and enough ingredients for a one-gallon batch of American-style IPA.
The perfect companion to a cold shower beer, these gift soaps are handmade in L.A. with actual Southern California craft brews. The bars, made with brown ale, two types of IPA, and a hefeweizen, have earthy colors and scents that are subtly malty, spicy, and herbaceous. Shea and cocoa butters combine with the beers’ residual sugars to produce an extra rich lather.
This personalized wooden beer caddy makes a terrific gift for a proud homebrewer. Either side can be engraved with an initial or name (perhaps even the title of their future craft brewery?), and there’s even a bottle opener attached.
This dispenser replicates the foam, flavor, and aroma experience of draft beer, without the commitment of a bringing an entire keg home. The Fizzics system works with 12-ounce bottles and cans from 12 to 25 ounces.
Having a unique glass for every style of beer might seem like silly snobbery to the average person, but the beer geek on your list knows that the right glass can enhance the flavor, aroma, and color. This set includes the right vessel for six styles, including pilsner, Belgian ale, and stout.
This attractive mini refrigerator will satisfy both the beer enthusiast who wants dedicated cold storage for their stash and the design-minded partner who would rather their home not look like a dorm room. The mid-century-inspired design makes it perfect for a retro-themed home bar, and the adjustable shelves allow for maximum storage of bottles and cans of varying heights.
With more than 150 breweries in the county, San Diego has become known as the craft beer mecca of the West. Punctuate a trip to the beer lovers’ “motherland” with this tour, which includes five hours with a private driver and stops at breweries like Ballast Point, Stone, and AleSmith.
Upgrade the beer lover on your list from a classic growler to this pressurized, copper-plated dispenser. The adjustable cap and gauge let you set the perfect level of carbonation for different beer styles—and the growler holds that carbonation for up to two weeks. The locking tap and sturdy handle make for easy transport, while the vacuum insulation keeps your brew cold all day without refrigeration.