Holiday shopping is in full swing and gift guides are aplenty, but what does a friend, spouse, family member, or fond admirer get for the devoted beer lover in their life? Gifts from these New York locales will do the trick.
Beer Making Kits from Brooklyn Brew Shop, $40
Everything you need to make one gallon of your favorite Brooklyn Brew is in a little brown box. Try something different like Jalapeno Saison or Bourbon Dubbel. Your beginner brewer will be quite thankful and who knows, maybe they’ll share that gallon with you.
Beer Connoisseur Set from MoMa Store, $50
Pour your loved one a beer in every glass, but don’t forget which goes where. This crystal set includes four glass shapes: wheat beer, tall pilsner, lager, and a beer tulip.
Taste the Taps at Jimmy’s No. 43, $25
Instead of trying one or two beers, try all of them. Walk in with this voucher and taste four ounces from each of the 12 taps.
One Bottle Tote from Bierkraft, $13.95
For the beer lover on the go, grab this Christmas-colored insulated tote, that’s designed to carry one 750-mL bottle. Sorry 40 oz. lovers. The guys at Bierkraft guarantee it stays cold up to four hours.
Homebrewing Class from Brooklyn Kitchen, $145
If you want to give the gift of teaching, splurge on this two-hour brewing class taught by Ray Girard. A homebrew starter kit is included, and your gift recipient will walk away with a few bottles of their own homemade beer.
This article from the Village Voice Archive was posted on December 6, 2012