A Very Beery Christmas

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:

The Olde Mecklenburg Brewery Brews

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!

 

The Beer Devotional

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!

 

Cisco Brewers Indie Pale Ale

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

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

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

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.

 

Oak Pond Brewing Bombers

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!

 

Beer Tasting Glasses

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!

 

Lost Rhino Brewing Company

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!

One response to “A Very Beery Christmas

  1. Pingback: The Overlooked Beers of 2012 (Part 2) « Boa Beer Blog·

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