Wednesday, December 18, 2013
GoLocalProv Lifestyle Team
The season of holiday giving is here, and with it comes all of those unwanted gifts. This year, give the gift that will be sure to please just about anyone on your holiday list—beer.
Not just beer, though. We’re talking craft beer; beer products; beer dispensers—everything that will make your favorite beer lover or resident hop-head beam this holiday season.
Impress the beer lover on your holiday shopping list this year. You can do better than the usual boring six pack or a cheesy koozie. Rhode Island is filled with great places to grab everything beer, from glassware to beer gadgets; craft beer to books and more.
Check out the slide show below for the hands down best holiday gifts for beer lovers.
Trinity Brewhouse Navy Men’s Anchor Shirt
Look sharp while you are drinking some Harp with these classic navy T-Shirt from Trinity Brewhouse in Providence for only $20. This shirt’s anchor pattern is a great ode to a landmark Providence brewery and The Ocean State. Since the shirt is navy blue, you can spill beer on it and play it off like nothing happened. Party on.
Buy it from: Trinity Brewhouse. 186 Fountain Street, Providence. (401) 453-2337.
Beer Bottle Brown Sea Glass Necklace
Here’s the only safe and stylish opportunity to have a piece of a beer bottle near your neck. Don’t miss out on this opportunity to combine bottle, beer, and beauty with this unique gift that will show your beer lover you are really thinking about them this holiday season.
Bucket Brewery Taste Tests and Tours
Do you have an artisan beer lover on your list this year? Why not take them on a tour of the Bucket Brewery in Pawtucket. This unique nano-brewery offers tours and tastings each Saturday. Tastings are available any time from 10am-1pm, while tours are held at 2, 3 and 4pm.
Price: $4 for tastings, $8 per tour.
Buy it from: Bucket Brewery. 545 Pawtucket Ave, Pawtucket. (401) 305-0597
34oz. Customizable NCAA Sports Beer Mug
Bring your beer lover into the game with this mighty mug that will give them the opportunity to show their passion for beer and their NCAA team simultaneously. You can also have your beer lover’s name engraved on the mug, so there will never be a debate about who it belongs to. This tremendous 34 oz. mug will be appreciated by all because while your beer lover is indulging in their drink of choice, you won’t have to worry about them complaining all of the time about poor officiating.
Buy It From: Things Remembered
Blue Moon Bottle Cap Ornament
Transport your beer lover and Christmas tree to a land of sandy beaches and limes with this creative take on the classic Christmas Ornament. This Blue Moon Bottle Cap ornament will be sure to remind your beer lover of the warm touch of the sun regardless of how bitter winter becomes.
Buy it from: ElizabethanFolkArt/Etsy
Drink More Of It
Newport Storm Pint Glass Set
Although our state is small, you’ll have just as big of a reason to imbibe with this awesome pint glass. Celebrate the quaint convenience of Rhode Island with this pint glass that will always remind your beer lover of where home is.
Price: $19.96 for a pack of 4
Buy It From: Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. 293 JT Connell Road, Newport. (401) 849-5232
Newport Storm Baby Bib
It’s never too early to get started. Make your beer lover’s passion generational with this adorable Newport Storm Baby Bib. It might be a good idea to get two for the beer lover and the baby because both have a tendency to get a little messy.
Buy It From: Coastal Extreme Brewing Co. 293 JT Connell Road, Newport. (401) 849-5232.
Hi, Neighbor! Anarchy Narragansett Sunglasses with Anchor
Think ahead to the spring and summer with this gift that will protect your beer lover’s eyes, give them some swagger, and show off their affinity for their alcohol of choice. These 2012 “Hi-Neighbor!” Speciality Frame Glasses are in limited supply so be sure to get your beer lover one quicker than they grab another ‘Gansett.
Buy It From: Narragansett Beer. 60 Ship Street, Providence. (401) 437-8970.
Skateboard Skate Deck
This custom Narragansett Limited Edition Skate Deck marks the first time the holiday grind could ever mean something cool. Each Skate Deck includes a custom coozie and bumper sticker. Don’t miss out on this great way to combine a love for boarding and beer into one awesome gift.
Drink Even More Of It
Trinity Brewhouse Mug Club
While a drink or two is fine, Trinity Brewhouse offers an opportunity to enjoy a whole experience of beer drinking with the Trinity Brewhouse Mug Club. For a $50 yearly membership, Mug Club members can fill up their 25 oz. mug at the pint price, get discounts on menu items, devour 10 cent wings, get up to 20% off of Trinity Brewhouse merchandise, and take part in the annual Mug Club Christmas Party. Be sure to get your beer lover this gift that they will treasure for one whole year.
Buy It From: Trinity Brewhouse. 186 Fountain Street, Providence. (401) 453-2337.
And More Of It
Coddington Brewing Company 64 oz. Growler Mug
Show your beer lover you love them in a big way with this monstrous mug from Coddington Brewing Company. Take a trip to Coddington House Brewery and choose from any of their hand-crafted beers to take home in this herculean half gallon jug. Once your beer lover finishes The Growler, they can come back to the brewery for a re-fill for a dollar less. This gigantic gift certainly keeps on giving.
Buy It From: Coddington Brewing Company. 210 Coddington Highway, Middletown. (401) 847-6690.
Keep it Cool
Great for people who love to have their beer on tap, mini kegerators will keep mini 5 liter kegs colder and fresher, longer. The Koolatron Kool Beer Cooler is a great option. This ultra-quiet, vibration free and environmentally friendly mini-kegerator will keep beer at 37°F—perfect drinking temperature.
Where to buy: Koolatron.com
Photo: Paul Joseph/Flickr
Read About It
Oxford Companion to Beer
Although it’s not carbonated or hoppy, beer snobs and beer novices alike will be delighted to find this under the tree. The Oxford Companion to Beer, written by Garrett Oliver and Tom Colicchio, is a great bedside read that covers everything beer. Containing over 140 images, this book has more than 1,100 entries covering everything from beer terminology to beer statistics; from the agricultural makeup of a beer to the brewing process and everything in between.
Where to buy: Barnes and Noble. 1350 Bald Hill Road, Warwick. (401) 826-8885
Photo: Quinn Dombrowski/Flickr
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