22 Clever Gifts for All the Beer Lovers on Your List

Whether you’re looking for something cute, clever or consumable, these are great gifts beer lovers will appreciate.

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December 07, 2022
By: Tara Nurin

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What do you buy for your beer-loving friends and family once you’ve exhausted the range of beer-of-the-month clubs, brewery t-shirts and glassware gift sets? Read this roundup for inspiring ideas for every beer lover — from the newest newbie to the biggest connoisseur.

$24.99

This is no ordinary koozie. Created for travel and the outdoors, the Brümate Hopsulator Bott'l Insulated Bottle Cooler is built tough with triple-insulated stainless steel to keep your beer 20 times colder than standard neoprene while standing up to even the most rugged drinking terrain. A locking mechanism holds the bottle tight — ensuring your beer stays in the cooler and doesn’t land on the ground. Bundle up a bunch of the 21 different colors to get a great multi-person gift package for your family or beach house crew.

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$104.99

Sometimes, all you want is a cold beer at the end of a long day (or the start-we’re not judging) but you forgot to throw some in the beer fridge. Never fear, the Cooper Cooler is here to quickly cool your beverages down from 77 to 42 degrees. Simply add water and ice and you’ll be in business in one minute for a can, 3.5 minutes for a 12 oz. bottle and six minutes for 750ml of wine. The cooler chills by rotating the container while spraying it with ice water then shuts off automatically when it’s ready. The extra setting takes the temp down to 34 degrees — though we don’t recommend drinking beer colder than 38 degrees — and the cooler includes a car adapter so you can bring the party with you.

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Unsure what to get the beer lover who really does have everything? How about the most advanced and elegant growler on the market? Available in a variety of colors and finishes, this stainless steel and chrome growler holds 64 ounces of your favorite beer and keeps it fresh for up to two weeks. A variable pressure cap and measurement gauge allow for perfectly carbonated pouring no matter whether it’s your first sip or the last drop.

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Ahh, a nice day on the water, but oh no, your beer fell overboard! Normally, this would be a sad day but not if you thought ahead and equipped your beer with a Beer Preserver. This life jacket-inspired koozie not only keeps your beer cold, but it also keeps your beer from sinking. Get some for all your friends or as a white elephant gift and be the hero of the float trip.

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“Love is love. And beer is for everyone.” There is no such thing as too much glassware, especially when it’s for a good cause. This all-purpose footed glass from the non-profit Beer Is For Everyone media platform celebrates pride and allyship with a cheerful rainbow color motif and the above slogan about love. All proceeds support Beer is For Everyone’s writers and industry inclusion efforts.

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Want to be the talk of the tailgate? This remote controlled cooler brings together the freedom of drinking beer as a legal adult with the nostalgic fun of playing with cars as a kid. You can deck the cooler out with a company logo or the personal artwork of your choice. So make whatever statement you want. Ours is, “We’ll have another beer, please.”

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Looking to give the ultimate host gift? Or maybe take the stress out of entertaining? The Ultimate Happy Hour Beer Basket is your answer. This party-in-a-box comes loaded with twelve bottles of genuine craft beer to accompany a cornucopia of cheeses, meats, crackers, pretzels, kettle corn and sweets. Open and serve.

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Psst. Want to hear how to sweeten up a holiday date night with your sweetie? Ditch the old wine-and-chocolate routine; savvy chefs know beer and chocolate pair even better. Learn how to savor the two together with this box of nine chocolates specifically designed to complement particular beer flavors. Follow the included suggestions and try out a bacon and smoked salt bon bon with Ballast Point Abandoned Ship smoked lager or a bourbon vanilla chocolate with Allagash Curieux. Or have fun mixing-and-matching your own. Beers not included.

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Of all the Jelly Belly flavors, this one intrigues us the most. Non-alcoholic beer-flavored beans come in a beer can that can hold loose change or bottle caps once the candy gets eaten. Each bean is decorated to give it what Jelly Belly calls a “fresh from the tap ‘bubbly’ look.”

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$17.50

For a cute and kitschy accessory, consider these festive beer earrings handmade from dollhouse or food miniatures by an Arizona mom-turned-jewelry crafter who quit corporate life to play with these types of bite-sized plastic toys. Little plastic mugs full of “beer” (AKA yellow resin) are just the thing to set an outfit apart at any beer festival or even just a Tuesday. After all, it is five-o-clock somewhere.

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A strong gift for the bold, independent beer advocate in your life who knows the world would be better off without the confines of its patriarchal hierarchy. This intense but free-spirited black shirt invites us to “Mash the Patriarchy,” a witty reference to the mashing portion of the brewing process. Be fun and rebellious by wearing your politics on your sleeve.

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When Women in Craft’s founder noticed that the higher number of female beer drinkers was not being matched by the availability of apparel for them, she took matters into her own hands, so to speak, to stitch together a unisex collection that includes stickers, t-shirts, and hoodies. This black hoodie shows the wearer’s support for women in craft beer while staying warm and oh so very comfy!

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Beer comes in every size, shape, and color…as do beer lovers. Equity and inclusion matters in the beer world and the Black owners of Crowns and Hops Brewing in LA know now is the time to make that statement heard. Proclaim your affinity loudly with this sweatshirt that trumpets, “Black People Love Beer,” and be ready to have some important and engaging conversations.

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Decorating with beer has never been so educational. These colorful graphic prints from illustrator Em Sauter are a fun way to learn about beer styles, brands, glassware and key ingredients. Buy several associated prints to layer in an overflowing amount of information about a topic; for example, four prints each depicting a unique growing region paint an almost complete picture of the world of hops.

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$14.99

Up your shower-beer game with a shower beer holder. This flexible silicone cup holder sticks to the wall so you no longer have to worry about mishaps like getting shampoo in your beer, knocking it over, or, gasp, dropping it. The manufacturer also recommends the holder for bathroom mirrors and boats. Dishwasher safe.

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$49.99

No beer gifting list is complete without an actual beer making kit, especially if you want to start enjoying Saturdays by yourself as your loved one spends their time neck-deep in a new hobby. This classic starter kit has everything a novice homebrewer needs to learn the craft and enjoy what may become a lifelong journey. Using this kit and its provided ingredients, the homebrewer in your life can brew a batch of beer in 30 minutes that will be ready to drink within 3-4 weeks.

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$24.99

A super fun take on Monopoly, this is for beer capitalists who want to get their (board) game on. Players follow Monopoly rules to circumnavigate the board of real OG craft brewery brands (think Alaskan Brewing, Full Sail Brewery, and Victory Brewing) and collect rent on properties they’ve bought and developed with taprooms and production plants. It’s easy to get sentimental over old-time favorites, and the laughs occur easily with cards and board spaces that pose beer trivia questions and award (paper) cash prizes for singing four verses of “99 Bottles of Beer on the Wall.”

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Got meat? Grill it on this portable meal-cooker-on-wheels that looks like a sideways keg emblazoned with the Shiner beer logo. And this grill goes beyond its mouthwatering looks – it comes equipped with adjustable dampers for air control and a detachable shelf with tool hooks and a recessed drink holder. In Shiner, Texas, home of the brewery, grillmasters know it can get pretty hot in the kitchen when you cook meat without cooling down with a beer.

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$19

With so many excellent beer books on the market, it’s nearly impossible to recommend just one. We’re suggesting The Complete Beer Course because it ranks among the most comprehensive while being both accessible to novices and interesting to connoisseurs. Author Joshua Bernstein, who contributes regular beer content to the New York Times, provides an in-depth dive into the pro-formas of proper beer drinking while making the process simple and easy to understand.

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$29.95

For a more budget-friendly option for chilling your beverages, try the reusable Chillsner from Corkcicle. Simply freeze, slide into your 12-oz standard beer bottle like a straw, sip and enjoy. Never be without a cold beer again. Hand wash only.

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Combine bitter, salty and sweet in a collection of two dessert treats from Hilliards, a fourth-generation, woman-owned family chocolatier in Massachusetts. Caramel and double IPA from neighboring Shovel Town Brewery fill 12 dark chocolate pieces topped with Langwater Farm hops and pretzel-infused sea salt. Eight ounces of Spanish peanut brittle also contains Shovel Town beer.

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Have a friend who always smells like a brewery? Make it official by giving them this six-pack of round soaps handmade with beer. With some decorated to look like brands you’ll recognize, the soapmaker says the pack of Blue Ribbon, Chocolate Stout, Oatmeal Stout, Orange Blossom Pilsner, Raspberry Haze and Pumpkin Ale carries hints of “berries, citrus, warm oats and spicy chocolate.”

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