15 December 2009

Hoosier Beer Geek's Last Minute Holiday Gift Guide (Part 4)

If you are still looking for that perfect gift for the beer lover in your life, you're in luck! We've got a few more gift ideas that should please anyone's palate.

Growlers/Glasswear - A great gift for a holiday party host would be a growler with a pair of glasses. You get to share the beer and your host gets a nice gift.

Magazine Subscriptions/Memberships - There are some great magazines about beer out there! Some have been around for 30 years and some are brand new. There are magazines for all levels of beer enthusiasts. Here are a few:

All About Beer
Beer Connoisseur

If the recipient of your gift is thinking about brewing their own beer or has already done so, perhaps a membership to the American Homebrewers Association would be appropriate. The AHA offers a variety of membership levels as well as some cool merchandise.

Festival Tickets
- Close to home, the 2010 Brewers of Indiana Guild Winterfest is happening on January 30. Tickets for your favorite beer fan would surely win you some brownie points!

If you are looking for a festival further away, the next one will be the World Beer Cup in Columbia, South Carolina. This takes place on January 16,2010.

Beer MBA class - Ron Smith has been offering a Masters of Beer Appreciation (MBA) class for some time now. The next group of classes will be held after the beginning of the year. This would be a great gift for anyone looking to expand their beer knowledge.

Have a great holiday!


  1. Gina, where did you get the flip top Sun King bottle/growler? shown in the picture?

  2. Martin, Sun King is now selling the flip-top growlers (I think they're $5.00). They're 32 oz. They're a good alternative to the steel mini-growlers because they seem to hold the carbonation better (at least in my experience).

  3. A tip o' the hat to you sir.