THE ACT HOLIDAY GIFT GUIDE FOR BEER-LOVERS

The nights are starting to get long, there’s a chill in the air, and the first couple of Christmas songs have snuck their way onto our radios. All this can only mean one thing—the holiday season is right around the corner, and with it, the mad dash to find the perfect Christmas present has begun. If you’re sitting there wondering what to get that beer lover on you list, don’t worry—we got you covered. Here are some holiday gift ideas for any beer enthusiast.

Beer Soap
Where to get: Situation Brewing
Price: $6.00

Perfect for the person on your list who loves beer so much they want to bathe in it.  Situation Brewing has partnered with Wild Prairie Soap Company to make soap from Situation’s stout. It’s earthy and delicious smelling, and a great little stocking stuffer.  

Wall-Mount Bottle Opener
Where to get: Lee Valley
Price: $19.95

Never search for a bottle opener again—this wall-mounted bottle opener will make sure there’s always one around. It’s non-rusting and easily mounts to surfaces with two screws. Plus, it comes with a handy bottle cap catcher to save you from running around chasing loose caps.

Proper Glassware
Where to get: Bed, Bath & Beyond
Price: Various

The right glass is important for any beer aficionado who wants to get the full flavour out of their beer. Sure, there’s the standard 20oz pint glass, but there’s also distinct glasses for many of the varieties of beer out there. If you feel like going the extra mile for your gift recipient, you could always get the glasses personally engraved as well.  

Growler Sling
Where to get: Yellowhead Brewery
Price: $150.00

Growlers can get heavy, especially when full of your favourite local beer. Luckily, Yellowhead Brewery has a one of a kind, handmade leather growler sling crafted by a local artist for just that very reason. It may be pricey, but it’s a beautiful piece of work and a real eye-catcher sure to everyone in line jealous when you go to fill your growler. But, if that’s out of your price range, you can always pick up one of Yellowhead’s mixed holiday season six packs, which includes two lagers, two saisons and two pale ales.

Homebrew Kit
Where to get: Indigo, Winning Wines Plus
Price: $50.00+

Last, but not least, is a homebrew beer kit. Any beer fan has, at least once, thought about trying their hand at making beer. A homebrew kit offers all the essentials in the beer making process, all in one tidy package, and if the recipient wants to continue on in their brewing journey, they have the basic equipment they need to brew in the future. Who knows? Maybe one day they might be the next stop on the Edmonton Brewery Tours.

PS: We also sell gift certificates for our craft beer and distillery tours. That might just make the perfect gift.

-Alexander Sorochan