Beer Lovers’ Holiday Gift Guide

Posted on December 15, 2010 by Mary Ellen Brewington

Counting down the days to Christmas can be filled with excited anticipation or dread, depending on how far along you are in your holiday shopping spree. Many of us struggle with what to give those we love, especially those who seem to have it all. Give the beer lover on your list some tasty adventures with one of these crafty suggestions.

The Bearden Beer Market on Old Kingston Pike has a wide assortment of beer offerings to suite any taste. Pick a couple of delicious brews or products, and the kind and knowledgeable merchants at Bearden Beer Market will help you create a gift box of goodies to fit your desired theme.

Every season Blue Moon Brewing Company offers the Brewmaster’s Sampler. This 12-pack always features four Blue Moon Belgian White, four Blue Moon Pale Moon and four of their seasonal brews. Winter Abbey Ale is the holiday offering in this delicious variety pack. No matter how loyal your beer lover is to his or her favorite brew, a variety pack is an easy way to sample new styles and flavors.

For the travel beer bug on your list, give the gift of a unique trip and visit Asheville, North Carolina. There are 10 craft breweries in the Asheville area and many offer tours. One of our favorites is Highland Brewing Company, where tours are offered at 4 p.m. Monday-Friday.

A subscription to The Beer Connoisseur Magazine is a gift that keeps on giving. This is one of our favorite magazines, featuring news, reviews, food, personalities and all things to enrich the beer lover’s knowledge and lifestyle. This magazine’s vibrant photography and graphics also make it a coffee table accessory. A one-year subscription for four issues is $21 and includes a one-year complimentary online membership.

For additional gift ideas, visit the website of any of your beer lover’s favorite brews. Many breweries have online stores with products like branded pint glasses and apparel.

Happy Holidays to our loyal customers and consumers! 2010 has been a grand year, and we thank you for your patronage. Relax responsibly this season, and we look forward to 2011.

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