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Christmas, Drinks, Food

7 holiday gifts for wine, spirit, and craft beer lovers in Calgary

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Hanna McLean Dec 09, 2016 1:00 am 222

Give the gift of booze this holiday season and the recipient of your parcel will be filled with Christmas joy.

Here are seven perfect presents for craft beer, spirit, and wine lovers in Calgary.

1. Holiday Gift Boxes from Eau Claire Distillery

Eau Claire Distillery has five gift boxes to choose from this year including this ‘The Season of Sharing Gift Box’ which includes a bottle of Eau Claire Distillery Prickly Pear EquineOx and Gin Rummy, locally made Old Coal chocolates, and two Eau Claire Distillery branded shot glasses.

2. Barley Wine from The Grizzly Paw Brewing Company

Barley Wine is a new brew for Grizzly Paw, making it a great gift to give someone who’s into craft wines. Pick this up at Grizzly’s brewery in Canmore, or look for it in select liquor stores in the Calgary area.

3. Village Monk from Village Brewery

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This Chai Winter Porter has a unique flavour that any beer connoisseur will appreciate. A black brew with chocolate and caramel malts and notes of cardamom, clove, ginger, mint, and fennel. Grabbing a bottle or two of this as a stocking stuffer for your loved ones is never a bad idea. Find this porter at select liquor stores in Calgary.

4. Winter Spice Holiday Brews from Big Rock Brewery

Big Rock’s Spiced Ale with caramel, ginger, cinnamon, and cloves comes in these festive gift cans for 2016. These cans even have a place to write ‘to’ and ‘from’ on the back, so there’s no need to wrap them up when gifting. Find these beers at the Alberta Big Rock Brewery and in select liquor stores in Calgary.

5. Cherry Porter from Wild Rose Brewery

This Wild Rose porter is back and ready to be the centre of attention at every holiday dinner and party you throw. Because it’s a seasonal brew, it also makes a great gift for that beer lover in you life. Get this guy at Wild Rose’s brewery or pick it up select liquor stores in Calgary.

6. Growler and Refills from Last Best Brewing

Pick up a growler from Last Best this holiday season and you’ll be set. Add on a refill card (three fills or six) and you’ll be like Santa who gave this gift that keeps on giving. Pick this up Last Best’s 11th Avenue location.

7. Ponies from Park Distillery

These ‘ponies’ from Banff’s Park Distillery are new and they are 200ml of adorable. Choose from gin, vodka, or glacier rye in a variety of flavours and pick them up at Park’s national park location or online.


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Hanna McLean
Hanna is a Staff Food Writer at Daily Hive. She's lived on both coasts and has concluded that pizza tastes great no matter where you're eating it. She loves rap music, craft beer, and she probably has crumbs on her keyboard right now.

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