Gifting for beer lovers can be a challenge, especially with all of the special release beers floating around. You never know quite what their palate will like, so we find it’s best to stay away from actually gifting a six pack, and instead gifting something to amplify their own experiences with their favorite brews. Here are our top gifts for beer lovers this Valentine’s Day.
Bring Me Beer Socks
These comfy socks are a beer-lover’s dream. They’ll keep your feet warm while you’re enjoying a sip of something special, and gently remind anyone around you to come refill your glass. Funny, cozy, AND practical.
Promising Review: Super fun gift for the couple who love to watch football and drink beer together.
Cooler Than Cool Pint Glass
Using the same proprietary gel as the wine tumblers, these Cooler Than Cool Pint Glasses keeps 16 oz. of your favorite brew perfectly chilled without masking the aromas. Plus the dual-purpose silicone band on the glass is comfortable to hold and prevents the heat from your hands warming up your craft beer.
Promising Review: Work as described. Fast shipping and easy process.
The Expert’s Beer Log
Our Senior Staff Writer and Chief Beer Enjoyer Cat Wolinski has tried many a beer log in her day, and this is her favorite. With its handmade leather cover, and attention to technical details like a beer’s production date and how it was served, it will soon become your favorite as well!
Promising Review: Originally was an impulse buy while hanging out at a brewery. Now I actually use it all the time when trying out local special releases. Would recommend to any beer lover who’s hunting for new beers.
Drop Catch Bottle Opener
With the Drop Catch Bottle Opener, simply mount it to the wall or stick it to the fridge, and every time you open a bottle of brew, the powerful magnet inside the wood grabs hold of the cap and catches it before it can fall to the ground, causing it to stick to the opener.
Promising Review: Bought this as a gift for my husband, he loves it. It’s so much fun watching the caps fall and then get caught by the magnet.
Ultimate Crystal Craft Beer Glasses
We love this glass because it captures and releases a beer’s unique aromas, allowing for an ideal drinking experience.
Promising Review: Great glasses at a great price. Use them all the time.
Beer Purity T-Shirt
Reinheitsgebot, the German Beer Purity Law of 1516, is extremely simple, stating that beer can only be made of barley, hops, and water. This soft and lightweight shirt is a must have for the ultimate beer geek.
Promising Review: Wore this the other night out and everyone working at the brewery we went to thought it was the coolest shirt. Would recommend.
Spiegelau Craft Beer Tasting Kit
Designed with the aid of an expert panel of master brewers, this set of glasses is the perfect gift for both craft beer lovers and beginners. The kit includes four distinctive glasses: The IPA glass, the Stout glass, the American Wheat glass and the Barrel Aged Beer glass.
Promising Review: My husband has gotten really into beer recently and loves these glasses. He swears there’s a big difference between these and a regular pint.
The Flavor & Aroma Profiles of Popular Hops Print
On this matte, museum-quality poster we mapped the most popular American, Australian, New Zealand, English, and German Noble Hops by flavor profile and aroma. These are the hops you are most likely to encounter in craft beer, so you can sip and savor your next brew with newfound expertise.
Promising Review: Came quick and looks great in our home bar!
The Gentleman’s Leather Koozie
If you’re the type of person who has conversations about hop varietals, but is drinking beer from free koozies you got in college, it may be time for an upgrade. This koozie is made of top-grain cowhide and evolves beautifully with age. Any of the three gorgeous colors will keep your brew of choice cold while saying “I like well-made beer and use well-made accessories to enjoy it.”
Promising Review: Can tell the leather is well made and the stitching done by hand. Big fan.
US Country & State Beer Cap Maps
These maps are the perfect way to keep track of your favorite beers from around the country—or even any given state! Hang it on your wall, and pop in any standard-sized cap that you’ve enjoyed. Voila, you have art (which doubles as subtle bragging rights for how many in-demand beers you’ve found!).
Promising Review: Solid product, and looks great with the caps we’ve collected around Asheville.
Hoppy I Met You T-Shirt
We love this shirt for its punny design but also for how it truly puts our love for beer into words.
Promising Review: Must have for the beer lover! It’s such a fun shirt
The Spiegelau Crystal IPA Glass (Set of 4)
The rippled base and round bowl of this IPA beer glass help to preserve the frothy head and complex flavor profile of those hop-forward IPAs. The wide opening enhances the aromatic experience. And, let’s be honest, it just looks good.
Promising Review: Excellent quality, very unique.