Chances are you’ve got a beer lover on your holiday gift list, right? While a six-pack of local craft beer is always appreciated, beer-centric items are a creative alternative. We asked our friends at SweetWater Brewing Co. for ideas and what’s topping their gift lists.
SWEETWATER CYCLING JERSEY
For your friend who wakes up at 6:00 am on Sunday to get in a good ride to Falling Creek Falls, then rewards himself with some SweetWater Hash Session IPAs: a branded cycling jersey from Primal.
GRIZZLY 15 COOLER
For the professional tailgater: The Grizzly 15 is an environmentally friendly, heavy duty cooler that has a 16-quart capacity and only weighs 12 pounds empty. Grizzly Coolers are built to last a lifetime, and come in a variety of sizes, whether you’re hauling a 6 pack or a couple cases.
SWEETWATER 420 CORNHOLE BOARDS
For your neighbor, because then you can go next door and use it with them: Cornhole Boards, made locally by West Georgia Cornhole.
“TASTING BEER” BY RANDY MOSHER
For your friend who loves to drop knowledge: “Tasting Beer” by Randy Mosher takes you from the definition and history of beer, to tasting notes, all the way through beer and food pairings. A great read for both an amateur beer drinker and an industry pro.
SWEETWATER SQUEEZE BOX IPA WITH GRAPEFRUIT
It’s a long standing Southern tradition to gift a basket of grapefruit for the holidays, but this season SweetWater has an alternative that’s sure to make the recipient happy: Squeeze Box IPA with Grapefruit. Slice open citrus heaven – this winter seasonal is bright and crisp with five tropical hop additions and dosed with a shot of grapefruit. Tie a bow on it, and deliver this fresh new squeeze to be the best gift giver in town.
(Available through January anywhere craft beer is sold.)
EAGLE’S NEST OUTFITTER’S SINGLE NESTER HAMMOCK
For the outdoor enthusiast: Eagle’s Nest Outfitters makes ultraportable hammocks – this single nester easily stuffs into a baseball sized bag, and takes seconds to hang. Post up in your backyard or atop your favorite mountain and pop open a brew.
TeKu – THE WORLD’S BEST BEER GLASSES
For the true beer geek who wants to drink proper-like: TeKu glasses – the curvature enhances aromas and the craft beer tasting experience.
CRAFT BEER AND WINE FESTIVAL 3 PACK
The three pack that’s better than a six pack! Get your tickets for all three of Gwinnett’s 2017 best festivals for just $99. That’s like buying two festivals and getting one free. The perfect gift for the beer fan in your life. If they can’t make all three festivals, they can give the ticket to a friend!