21 Clever Gifts for the Beer Lovers in Your Life

Because you can do better than just a six-pack.

December 16, 2019
Photo by Rocky Luten

There’s one gift that everyone loves giving a beer-loving friend, and that’s a make-your-own beer kit. But you can do better than that. Because while that’s an exciting choice for beer novices, it’s less appealing for people who are really into it—a full-blown beer geek will likely have their own preferred equipment and methods. Not to mention, not everyone wants to be a home brewer, and most would much rather drink beer brewed by a professional.

There are plenty of other options. So we combed through a universe of fun, funny, cool, and creative objects to find you 21 perfect gifts for the beer lovers in your life—besides a six-pack from their favorite craft brewery, of course.

1. Teku Beer Glasses, $29.99 (Amazon)

This set of two beer glasses are designed with a stem (so your hands don’t warm up the beer) and an outward curve to “capture and release” those hoppy aromas.

2. The Very Many Varieties of Beer Print, $80 (Pop Chart)

This beer-soaked art print comes pre-mounted on a panel, and is a great addition to any room in your house—after all, the magic of beer is that it can be consumed anywhere.

3. Magnetic Bottle Opener, $39 (Food52)

A wall-mounted bottle opener, made from walnut wood, with an embedded magnet to catch beer bottle caps—it can hold up to 70 at once!

4. The Complete Beer Course by Joshua Bernstein, $16 (Amazon)

Writer Joshua M. Bernstein has written a classic book that belongs in every beer lover, home brewer and professional brewer’s library.

5. Beer and Food Pairing Guide Towel, $14 (Uncommon Goods)

This stylish tea towel offers hundreds of ideas for pairing food with beer—plus a few combos to avoid. It’s a throwback to the periodic table from high school, but so much more fun!

6. Craft Brews Beer Flight Glassware, $30 (Williams-Sonoma)

A set of four 6-ounce glasses on a hardwood presentation board that's perfect for any friend who hosts beer-tasting nights (the only kind of friend I need).

7. Keep-It-Carbonated Growler, $24 (Food52)

This high-tech growler, available in 64-ounce and 128-ounce sizes, promises to keep beer carbonated for up to two weeks. It can also be used for kombucha, or any other bubbly beverages.

8. Yeti Rambler Colster, $25 (Amazon)

This carry-around stainless-steel colster uses double-wall vacuum insulation to keep the coldness of your beer (or soda, or sparkling water) right where it belongs—inside.

9. Bottle Loft, $30 (Amazon)

A friend who is perpetually short on fridge space might appreciate this magnetized bottle loft, which you simply peel, stick, and place, allowing you to hang up to six bottles from your fridge ceiling.

10. IPA Brew Candle, $20 (Swag Brewery)

A recycled beer bottle holds this soy wax blend candle, which has 40 hours of burn time, and gives off a spicy, hops-inspired aroma.

11. Felt Coasters, $25 (Food52)

This set of four felt coasters, originally designed for Bavarian beer mugs, makes a great stocking stuffer.

12. Hand Holding Two Beer Bottles Art Print, $13.29 (Society6)

This minimalist, line-drawing print can go with any type of home decor—and it comes in a variety of sizes and frames.

13. The Beer Pantry, $17 (Amazon)

This sophisticated cookbook is the exact opposite of a gimmicky gift—it details how beer and food interact, and offers thoughtful pairings.

14. To-Go Beer Table, $58 (Food52)

A portable beverage table that folds down for easy travel, and is easy to set up in grass or sand. The beer table features space for two cans or bottles, a bowl for snacks, and built-in bottle openers.

15. Unlabeled: The Blind Beer Tasting Board Game, $30 (Amazon)

This board game is essentially a built-in party. Participants each bring an unlabeled beer or two, and Players make their best guesses about the beer, based on what they taste.

16. Brewer's Ledger Homebrew Notebook, $20 (Great Fermentations)

If you know a homebrewer who is still figuring out their notation system, this well-designed homebrew notebook comes with charts, lists, and enough space for notes on 18 different brews.

17. Luigi Bormioli Birrateque Craft Beer Pilsner Glasses, $20 (Williams-Sonoma)

These pilsner glasses have a unique silhouette and are durable enough that they comes with a 25-year warranty. So you won’t have to worry about those clumsy friends anymore.

18. MiiR Insulated Growler for Beer, $50 (Amazon)

This stainless-steel growler is super portable, making it great for camping trips or taking brews over to a friend’s house.

19. Crest Bottle Opener, $44 (Food52)

This solid brass bottle opener looks more objet d’art and less functional equipment, so displaying it on the bar does double duty.

20. Beer Tap Print, $25 (Etsy)

This print of a beer tap patent design from 1912 is perfect for anyone obsessed with the history of beer.

21. Swing Top Glass Bottles, $20 (Amazon)

A set of six glass bottles is a practical, much-appreciated gift for any serious home brewer. They come with chalkboard labels for easy marking and identification.

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Nina is a writer, editor, and enthusiastic home cook in New York City.