I make it easy for holiday gift-givers — anyone who knows me knows that a gift related to beer is one that I’ll enjoy. I was blessed with many beer-related gifts this holiday season.
My Christmas 2012 beer gifts:
Two bombers from the Olde Mecklenburg Brewery in Charlotte, NC
Loved Yule Bock, OMB’s Christmas Bock Beer. I love it when my sister visits from Charlotte because she always brings me up some good North Carolina brew. She also brought me a growler of IPA from Triple C Brewing Company, a new Charlotte brewery. Thanks, Jen!
A Book – The Beer Devotional
This book is essentially a beer-a-day calendar, with a lot of beer info. Today’s brew: NOLA Brewing Company Brown Ale. The page for January 7 also includes a Beer Bread recipe. Thanks, Mom!
12-pack of Cans of Cisco Brewers Indie Pale Ale from Nantucket, MA
I’ve finished half the 12-pack and am saving the last six-pack for the first camping trip of the 2013 spring season. Thanks, Eric!
Beer Flats – Crackers Made with Beer
These sturdy crackers were created to pair with a good craft beer and cheese. Thanks Karen and Glenn!
Ipswich Ale Brewery 21st Anniversary Imperial Dark Ale
I can’t find Ipswich brew around the DMV so I was excited to see this limited-release bomber in a gift basket from my in-laws. I’ll cellar this one for a special occasion – maybe the Super Bowl. Thanks, Eric!
Beer Tasting Tool Kit
The tool kit includes a 48-page booklet called How to Choose and Taste Beer Like a Brewer, 4 tasting notepads, 1 quick reference card, and 18 paper bags and twine for concealing bottles for blind tastings. What a fun gift – I’ll actually enjoy pulling out these tools for a weekend project.
Two bombers from Oak Pond Brewing Company in Skowhegan, Maine
OPB makes its first appearance on the Boa Beer Blog thanks to a gift basket filled with cheese, summer sausage, crackers, and beer. Thanks, Dave and Marje!
Crate and Barrel Beer Tasting Glass Set
As described by Crate and Barrel: Numbered sampler glasses line up on acacia wood paddle…Classic beer glasses hold 5 oz. for tasting parties, the beer curious and the studious connoisseur. These glasses would look a lot better if they were filled with beer. Thanks Karen and Glenn!
Gift Card for Lost Rhino Brewing Company in Ashburn, Virginia
We have plans next weekend to trek out to the Dulles area for the Annual Washington Camping RV Expo. After the RV show we’re heading to Lost Rhino for lunch and growler fills. Thanks, Beth!
I hope everyone enjoyed a Very Beery Christmas!