e've asked our community of beer lovers, brewers, bar staff, breweries and beer venues what beery things are on their Christmas list this year. From brewing experiences to cheese and beer hampers, below is a handy list of beer gifts to knock your socks off this Christmas.
The Brewery Bible Midlands Edition
The Brewery Bible Midlands Edition contains information on over 200 Midlands breweries, venues and stockists, including in-depth details from a selection of places and spaces where beer is brewed, sold or drunk. Fancy embarking on the Stirchley Beer Mile, celebrating the most influential IPA of recent years or learning about the crucial role of sustainability in brewing? Here it is.
There are countless breweries who have opened their doors to give fans a glimpse into the world of brewing beer. From historic brewery tours like Hook Norton Brewery to new and progressive tours like Fourpure on the Bermondsey Beer Mile, head to your favourite breweries' website and they're likely to offer tours or gift vouchers. See more brewery tours here.
Brewer for a day
To give the ultimate beer experience gift, why not give the gift of a day hanging out making beer with a brewer? Shadow the brewer and learn exactly how they make beer from start to finish, usually including a tasty lunch and coffee throughout the day. See these awesome brewery day experiences with Peak Ales, Brewhouse & Kitchen, Hillside Brewery or check out Bristol Brewery School set in New Bristol Brewery where you will receive the highest quality training in a fun, un-stuffy, practical way.
Stirchley Beer Mile A3 Print
Stirchley, located in South West Birmingham, near Bournville is a hub of awesome beer shining a light on the Midlands scene. The last few years has seen a number of breweries, taprooms and craft beer bars pop up in the area. Designed by Emmy Lupin Studio, this Stirchley Beer Mile A3 print brings you right into the action in a vibrant design - this is the perfect gift for any beer lover in the Midlands or a venue nearby with an emphasis on supporting the local beer community.
Beer Festival Tickets
There are so many great UK beer festivals to head to now, whether you're into cask or keg. Why not buy tickets for Craft Beer Rising in Shoreditch in February, Bristol Craft Beer Festival at Bristol Harbourside in June, the Great British Beer Festival in August or the CASK Beer Festival 2020 from Affinity Brew Co.
Beer gift subscription
Why send flowers when you can send beer? With Beer52's Gift Subscription, you can send your pal beer for 1 month, 3 months, 6 months or 12 months via email, in a cute card or in a box of beer.
The Brewery Bible South West Edition
The Brewery Bible South West Edition which launched this May, is the perfect gift for any beer-lover this Christmas. Containing information on over 200 South West breweries, venues and stockists, including in-depth details from a selection of places and spaces where beer is brewed, sold or drunk. Written by beer writer and journalist, Adrian Tierney-Jones, The Brewery Bible South West Edition also includes some interesting editorial features at the front including; matching cheese and beer by Two Belly, how malt is crucial to your pint with Warminster Maltings, where cuckoo brewers brew or who’s foraging for their beer.
Cheese & Beer Hamper from Two Belly
Two Belly is a cheese and beer shop in Bristol and is the brainchild of wife and husband duo Lara and Dom. Their impressive cheese counter hosts UK-made farmhouse cheeses, plus a few continental cousins - plus over 190 lines of great beer from Bristol, the UK and Belgium. You can now make your own custom gift hamper full of cheese, beer, cider, wine & meat for the beer-lover in your life. Order in-store or over the phone (0117 973 8702). Find out more info here.
Periodic Table of Beer Styles
Forget the periodic table of elements - what about the Periodic Table of Beer Styles? A handy way to learn the different beer styles and what groups they belong to. Unfortunately only available in A4 at the moment but hopefully the bigger sizes will be in stock soon.
Three Cheers For Beers Glass Gift Set
Dartington Glass are the experts in producing glasses for different drinks and occassions and have become the most recognised manufacturer of simple yet functional glassware in the UK. This beer glass gift set includes a classic pint glass, a stemmed Pilsner lager and a footed glass for strong, dark ales.