Best Beer Gifts - Gifts Over $150
Easy Homebrewing Countertop Appliance
Homebrewing is the pinnacle of beer geekery. Once you've become a connoisseur of beer, the next step is often brewing your own, because the lure of always-fresh beer is strong. Many beer lovers dream of homebrewing, of tweaking recipes until they make the magical elixir that tastes perfect to them, but the reality of homebrewing is that it's quite complicated and time-consuming. If there's anything we're all short of these days, it's time.
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Dual Tap Kegerator - Highly Rated
A Kegerator is a specialized refrigerator that holds one or more beer kegs. There are several different manufacturers and dozens of models to choose from. We've picked this one to suggest as a gift for three reasons.
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Compact Draft Beer Appliance & Beer
Most beer lovers agree that nothing is better than beer on tap. Unfortunately that usually limits them to local beer and widely distributed beer — not great for the craft beer lover who wants to try new beer all of the time. Previously the best way to get beer on tap at home was to purchase a Kegerator (a refrigerator modified to hold a keg) and commit to one kind of beer for several weeks. Not any more!
THE SUB ® is a countertop appliance that delivers fresh beer via 2L Torps (short for torpedos, which of course go on submarines).
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Homebrew Starter Kit for Craft Beer Connoisseurs
There are so many homebrew starter kits out there that it might be tempting to shop by price or to choose who advertises the most, but most of these home brew kits will disappoint after a couple of batches. There's nothing wrong the kits themselves, and each kit has its pros and cons, but what separates these kits from each other for us is what kind of beer you can make in them.
Technically you can make any kind of beer you want in any homebrew setup. What we've discovered though is that the beer kits available for smaller fermenters produce merely okay beer. If your beer lover wants to brew his or her own beer using brew kits from well-known breweries, they'll find they're pre-measured for 5-gallon fermenters. If your beer lover is not a mathematician, then that might get challenging (like splitting a recipe that serves six into recipe for two).
For this reason, we recommend the BrewDemon 6-gallon kit (the extra gallon is neither good nor bad, it's just how they sell them). Especially for IPA-lovers. They'll be able to buy beer ingredient kits for famous beers like Pliny the Elder and Firestone Walker DBA.
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Craft Beer Subscription with 2L Torpedos
The SUB® is a beer-dispensing countertop appliance. It's called this because it loads like torpedo bays on a submarine. Naturally, the beer vessels you put inside it are called Torps (short for torpedo).
Normally $149, The SUB® can be given as a gift for just $49 when you also give a three-month SUB Club membership (four 2L torps each month — around 22 12-oz glasses of beer). Which, if you ask us, is the best way to give this gift because you can't do anything with The SUB except admire it's shiny design if you don't have torpedos.
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24-Bottle Beer Gift Basket
With 24 top-rated craft beers of different styles — including IPA, Stout, Wheat, and more — all hand picked by a beer cicerone (like a sommelier, but for beer) and hailing from America's best craft breweries, there really is no better craft beer gift. It comes packed to survive shipping and still present like a terrific gift in a wood crate.
Normally we'd tell you all of the beers included in this gift, but we get the impression the selection rotates based on inventory. We're okay with that because GiveThemBeer (the store selling this gift) always has a killer selection of craft beers (more than 70 last time we counted).
You can personalize this gift with a free drinking accessories kit. The choices are "Birthday Beer," "21st Birthday," "Cheers to You," and "Get Well."
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The Rare Beer Club, a Special Beer of the Month Club
Tasting hundreds of beers each month, The Rare Beer Club ® only selects limited-release and exclusive craft beers, both from the U.S. and imported. The beers always come in large-format bottles (750 ml, like wine bottles). The styles are varied but include Farmhouse Ales, Russian Imperial Stouts, Belgian Abbey Ales, various Imperial and Grand Cru offerings, oak and other cask-aged ales, and so much more. Their Personalized Shipment Program™ allows recipients to customize shipments to exclude styles they don't like.
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International Craft & Microbrew Beer Club
The International Microbrewed Beer Club combines the excitement of imported craft beer discovery with the comfort of working with a trustworthy company that has been operating since 1994. This club distinguishes itself through its commitment to selecting elite beers, educating customers with an informative newsletter, and making it easy to order more of your favorite beers.
The International Microbrewed Beer Club offers a great mix of beer styles from accomplished craft brewers around the globe. This is one of the few beer clubs that keeps an archive of every beer they’ve ever shipped their club-members because they’ve got nothing to hide. We love the honesty and transparency of their approach and how they pride themselves on being accountable to their beer club members.
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IPA Beer of the Month Club
IPA and other hoppy beers in every shipment, because some folks just really love IPA and only IPA. It's for people who love IPA. This is the ONLY beer of the month club on the market which ships only IPA (or other hoppy beers — hoppiness and it's typically-attendant bitterness are the reason IPA lovers love that style so much). We think everyone should get what they love.
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US & International Craft Beer Club
The best US and International beers come together in this adventurous beer club. It gives your favorite beer lover a little bit of everything with half of the shipment focused on American craft brews and the other half exploring an eclectic mix of world beers. Fit for the beer explorer, this club won’t disappoint.
To give you a better sense of the truly global scope of this beer club here is a list of the countries that have been featured since 2010: Australia, Austria, Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Czech Republic, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Jamaica, Mexico, Poland, Scotland, Slovakia, Spain, Sri Lanka, Turkey, and United States. Half of the beer selections are from the United States and the other half are imported with an emphasis on German beer and Belgian brews because of the rich beer-making traditions in those countries.
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US Craft & Microbrew Beer Club
The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club combines the excitement of American craft beer discovery with the comfort of working with a trustworthy company that has been operating since 1994. This club distinguishes itself through its commitment to selecting elite beers, educating customers with an informative newsletter, and making it easy to order more of your favorite beers.
The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club offers a great mix of beer styles from accomplished American craft brewers. This is one of the few beer clubs that keeps an archive of every beer they’ve ever shipped their club-members because they’ve got nothing to hide. We love the honesty and transparency of their approach and how they pride themselves on being accountable to their beer club members.
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The Original Craft Beer Club
The Craft Beer Club makes beer gifting easy. Choose exactly how many shipments you want and stay within your gift budget. Each monthly Craft Beer Club selection is produced by small-production, independent artisan craft beer brewers who use traditional brewing ingredients with creative techniques and time-honored brewing methods to create their brews. They feature 2 different craft breweries, located states apart, 4 different craft beer styles with three of each. Three times a year we feature cans so they can take their beer to the beach or park.
Each shipment includes 12 beers from breweries that have limited distribution and awards as listed in our “Micro Brew News” monthly beer club newsletter. All gifts include a free 1-year subscription to Beer Connoisseur Web Magazine (a $15 value) which includes 6 issues, Beer School, Expert Beer Reviews, Member Forums, and more.
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Tavour Craft Beer Subscription
Tavour is a beer subscription service to make any beer lover go bananas. They scour the country looking for amazing beers and each day they surface a few via email and their phone app. If your beer lover finds something they want, they add it to their monthly box. At the end of the month they receive a box of goodness full of the gems they discovered all month long. It's a truly engaging beer experience — the writing is excellent, the beers are generally fascinating, and it's a daily thing (if they want it to be).
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