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Best beer gifts

Published: December 3, 2021 at 12:38 pm
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Our selection of the best beer gifts for everyone from the novice beer enthusiast to the avowed beer expert

The ultimate beer gift guides for beer lovers whether you are looking for craft beer gifts or beer accessories in time for Christmas. Our list includes a book on brewery, beer subscriptions and independent craft beer boxes, lagers and more. Non-drinkers need not be left out with our list of the best non-alcoholic beer to try. For cocktail lovers, we also have our best beer cocktails.

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For a more lavish gift, give a beer-themed adventure from our list of the best craft beer trips around the world or stay local and have a meal out in one of the UK’s best places for beer and food pairings.

If you are looking for more drink gift guides, take a browse through our best gifts for gin lovers, best whisky gifts and best gifts for wine lovers.


Best beer gifts for beer lovers

Pale Ale/ IPA craft beer gift hamper, £33.95, Not on the High Street

Championing British craft beer and promoting independent, local breweries one beer box at a time, Qwerty’s illustrated gift hamper selection box comes with five handpicked craft beers from independent breweries all over the southwest of England. It makes a great gift with a half-pint glass and salt-crusted peanuts from a Somerset based family business enclosed. A unique aspect is the personal score card for you to rate the beers – either forward it to their social media account so your preferences are considered in your next box or get your family and friends involved to see which beer reigns.

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Pale ale/IPA craft beer hamper

Beer subscriptions

For a gift that keeps on giving, give a monthly beer subscription. Whether you want new IPAs every month or a selection from London craft breweries, choose from our selection of the best beer subscriptions and clubs.

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Crafty Nectar cider subscription box

Glassware set of 4, £18, Beavertown

Beavertown’s bold and cheerful motifs would make an excellent glass set for the beer and illustration enthusiast. Fresh and whacky, these glasses are the perfect pint size and colour for Beavertown beers and pale lagers.

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Beavertown pint glass

Beer Hawk Christmas Yard of Ale, £24, Beer Hawk

Give a beer fanatic, the novelty gift of not one but a yard (or 90cm) of beer, all wrapped up in Christmas cheer. Beer Hawk’s Yard of Ale presents a selection of eight craft beers, in five different styles, ideal for both novice and discerning drinkers.

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Fortnum’s Lobster Bottle Opener, £48, Fortnum and Mason

Hand-finished in metallic gold and presented in a neat gift box, this Dalí-esque bottle opener is sturdy as well as stylish.

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Gold lobster bottle opener

Personalised Small Beer Gift guide, £25, Not On High Street

Low on alcohol content, but high on flavour, these small beers pack a punch. From the fruity and citrus finish of their pale ale to the coffee and dark chocolate notes of the dark lager, there is an excellent selection that is vegan, low calorie and priorities sustainability from the methods of brewing to the package that arrives at your door. For more on small beer check out olive magazine’s podcast with the crew on how to reinvent craft beer.

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Personalised Ace of Spades Metal Bottle Opener, £10, Not on the High Street

Turn the Mad Hatter’s tea party into a beer party with this personalised ace of spaces bottle openers. Engraved from solid stainless steel and in a thin card shape, this bottle opener handily fits well in a wallet.

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Metal bottle opener in a card shape with a beer cap

Teku Glass, £5, Clapton Craft

The faultless glass for any beer style, this chimney shaped Teku glass concentrates its aroma near the top and has a fine and thin rim ideal for drinking. This design from Clapton Craft has its sweet bear logo stamped in the middle, perfect for that pub feeling.

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Teku glass filled with a light-coloured beer and with plants in the background

Eight Craft Beer Special Box, £29.99, Not on the High Street

Hoppily’s taste box of eight craft beers (both bottled and canned) gives you a selection of the latest Hoppily creations and includes Lagers, IPAs, Bitters, Stouts and Porters. For an in-depth review of a Hoppily beer subscription, read our review.

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Hoppily beer box and beers in a line

The Mystery Case, £30, Honest Brew

The gift for a beer connoisseur who wants to try something new, Honest Brew’s Mystery Case presents a variety of beers from top breweries including The Garden and Tanker and Stu Mostów. Check out a more detailed review of Honest Brew Beer in our review of their beer subscription box.

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Beer Cap Coaster Beer Gift, £6.50, Etsy

Handmade, this beer cap coaster comes in oak and walnut and is ready to be filled with craft beer caps to make a tiled multi-coloured coaster.

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Beer cap coaster

Gallia Brewers case + beer glass, £37.99, Beerwulf

Parisian brewers Gallia have an eclectic range of craft beers, from IPAs to German Wheat beers, there is something new to try for everyone. Plus this brewers case comes with a stylish branded glass.

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Beer flights, £55, Etsy

Super customisable, this beer flight available in amber, blonde and espresso would make a thoughtful and practical gift for any beer lover. Take socialising with a glass of beer to another level with this flight that fits up to four glasses and has room for handfuls of snacks.

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beer flight with snacks and three glasses of beers

Christmas gift Box, £20, Beer Hawk

Grab yourself Beer Hawk's Christmas gift box for a selection of five Beer Hawk beers, chocolate pretzel bites and a solid pint glass for a personal Christmas gift. This is a great alternative to toiletries set and contains a high-quality selection.

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From Scratch: Brew, £12, Waterstones

Curious about craft beer and how to make it? James Morton's step-by-step guide (From Scratch: Brew, Slow Down, Make Beer) teaches you how to make good beer at home with customisable recipes and essential sections outlining what you need, how to bottle and how to store. With a glossary of key ingredient types and troubleshooting tips, this is the book for beer drinkers who wants to take their first steps into brewing or those who want their brewing knowledge to grow.

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Brew from scratch book

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