Toronto beer lovers have already been gifted with a surge of craft breweries and bottle shops this year, so spoiling the beer enthusiasts in your life is as easy as filling up the fridge (or balcony) with cold ones, but if you're looking for something to gift-wrap, you've got options too.
These are my top picks of beer themed gifts this holiday season in Toronto.
Upcycled Beer Bottle Tumblers
For the environmentally conscious beer lover on your list, these tumblers are just too cute! This four pack of brown tumblers made from recycled beer bottles by Artech Studios sells online for $65.
Beer-Spiked Cocktail Recipes
BYOB Cocktail Emporium carries Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer ($27.95). The 2015 release features 50 recipes for mixed drinks with a hoppy twist including a Mai Ta-IPA.
Hopped Up Whisky
The holidays are all about getting loved ones together, which is exactly what happens with J.P Wiser's Hopped. The Canadian Whisky is steeped with hops in the same fashion as an India Pale Ale beer, imparting the juicy aromatics and a rich, dark ale finish. Available at the LCBO for $28.95.
Commemorate a deep love of Beau's Original Gruit with a limited-edition silkscreen print signed by artist Eddy Earwigg. Frame not included for $25.
The best part of gifting this Everyday IPA beer making kit from Brooklyn Brewshop is that the grateful party will surely reward you with the product of their newfound hobby. Available at Toronto Brewing for $55.
Pumpkin Ale Preserves
Buy the beer lovers on your list the Fall Sweater jam from the Preservation Society out of Montreal. The jam incorporates St-Ambroise Pumpkin Ale and is an ode to cooler weather and all the coziness and rich flavours that go with it. Available from FoodiePages for $10.
Beer Fest Tickets
Tickets for the Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Fest go on sale on Tuesday, December 1st. The frosty outdoor afternoon of beer drinking takes place on Saturday, January 30 and the first to arrive will receive a limited edition toque.
Not just any glassware, the Toronto-designed Bru-V Glass is the type of gift meant to be tucked away for a sunny day. These pint glasses protect beers from UV sunlight that's notorious for giving beer a skunky flavour. For sale at The Drake General Store for $15 each.
Craft Brew Gift Packs
We all know that what every beer lover really wants is beer. And why not pick it up direct from the source? At Junction Craft Brewing, $100 buys six tall cans with a t-shirt, snapback, glassware and Beerology book all wrapped up in a tidy bundle.
What did I miss? Add more gift ideas to the comments.
by Liora Ipsum via blogTO