The holidays are once again upon us, and if you’ve got someone in your life who is a big fan of beer, we’ve got some great gift ideas that are sure to make them smile.
Vancouver Brewery Tours is a must-do for any craft beer lover, and for the holidays they’ve put together the perfect holiday gift pack. For a limited time only, this package includes two seats on their brewery tours, a 64-ounce growler filled with a beer of your choice from any of the breweries you visit on tour that day, and two souvenir beer glasses.
Total cost: $169+ tax
For the holiday season this year, Unibroue has created a six litre bombshell of their signature La Fin Du Monde and the 17 Grande Reserve. Only 101 limited edition bottles have made their way to Vancouver, so consider yourself lucky if this is gifted to you. Also, be prepared to throw a massive party, cause you’re only popping that top once! You can find these at the 39th and Cambie BC Liquor Store.
Total cost: La Fin Du Monde $144.99+ tax; 17 Grande Reserve $194.99+ tax
You’d be hard pressed to find a craft beer lover that doesn’t have a growler or two kicking around somewhere. But it’s time to take that growler game up another level with a signature growler beyond the standard glass variety. Fortunately there are several craft breweries willing to help you out. You can find ceramic growlers at breweries like Strange Fellows and 33 Acres, stainless steel varietals at Big Rock and Main Street, and unique hand blown glass at Dockside and the upcoming Fieldhouse Brewing in Abbotsford. Just don’t forget to fill it with beer.
Total cost: Variable
Bet you didn’t know that we had our very own quarterly B.C. beer magazine? The Growler is fairly new but already contributing to the growing craft beer industry. Featuring profiles on B.C. breweries, news, interviews and a very stylish format, The Growler is a great gift for anyone that cares enough about craft beer to read about it.
Total cost: $30 for a year (includes previous 3 issues)
Admittedly this is an extravagant gift, but in my opinion this is probably the single most sophisticated home brewing system on the market. Made locally, the Brewha BIAC is an amazing system that merges all the elements of homebrewing into one simple and clean set-up. This is a homebrewer’s dream and sure to make some killer beer.
Total cost: $2,914 USD and up
There are a few different options out there right now for advent calendars featuring local craft beer. Picking up one of these ensures your craft beer lover gets the chance to try a bunch of different styles, plus some limited edition batches exclusive to the box. These are pretty easy to find at most BC Liquor Stores or at associated craft breweries like Parallel 49 and Central City, who have teamed up for their Craft Crossing collab advent calendar 24-pack.
Total cost: $60-$70+ tax