‘Tis the season to give gifts. And if your list includes craft beer drinkers, you can’t go wrong shopping for them at our local breweries.
Several of Utah’s breweries are getting into the holiday spirit by discounting gift cards or creating unique beer-themed baskets for your 21+ friends and family.
So the next time you pop into the brewery for a socially distanced pint (or to grab a four-pack to go), take the opportunity to cross off Uncle Billy, Aunt Mary, and your favorite Utah Beer News scribe from your holiday shopping list. ✔ 🎁 🍻
Holiday Gifts for Beer Lovers
Here are a few gift ideas that have either been sent our way or have otherwise caught our eye. What else is on your beer wish list?
Breweries: If you’d like something added to the list, please send me an email. Thank you!
2 Row Brewing
2 Row Brewing sent a note to email subscribers with a link to buy digital gift cards.
How about taking the stress out of cooking for the holidays? Avenues Proper is offering take-and-bake meals. How does smoked brisket or honey ham sound? Delicious? Yeah, it does. The meals are available for pick-up on Dec. 23. Call (385) 227-8628 to reserve or to get additional information.
Grab a gift card at Bewilder Brewing for 25% off (until Christmas). Or, better yet, sign up yourself and that special someone for an eight-course food and beer pairing dinner on New Year’s Eve. We attended a Bewilder dinner recently and loved it.
Kiitos Brewing is partnering with Breaking Bread, a new food truck, to offer a take-home beer bread kit.
Level Crossing Brewing Company
How cool is this? A holiday gift crate from Level Crossing Brewing will make the beer lovers in your life smile. It includes beer, koozies, glassware, and more!
Proper Brewing is offering 50% off gift cards this holiday season (while supplies last). It’s like getting two-for-one in 2021!
Unfortunately, the window has closed to pre-order these awesome-looking SaltFire Brewing gift boxes. But maybe if we’re really good, SaltFire will bring them back next year. 🤞
UPDATE: It sounds like a few extras have been ordered (as of 10 a.m. on Dec. 18), but SaltFire says the supply is limited. Here’s the order page.
If you’re looking to impress friends with some truly unique beers, the Shades Brewing Holiday Sampler Pack is for you. It includes 12 beers (such as Yams Y’all Cream Ale and Pistachio Ice Cream Ale) and is available at the brewery.
Silver Reef Brewing Co.
If you’re down south, consider picking up a bottle of Holiday Nog from Silver Reef Brewing.
Take the guesswork out of gift-giving. A T.F. Brewing Holiday Crowler will delight any beer-loving recipient.
The folks at UTOG Brewing in Ogden are offering a deal on gift cards through Dec. 24. Buy $100 in gift cards, UTOG will give you a $20 gift card for free.
If “experience” gift-giving is more your thing, reserve your own Outdoor Igloo in which to enjoy a meal at Wasatch Brewing in Sugar House and Park City.
And if you want to give the gift of choice, a gift card to The Bayou will allow the recipient to choose from a plethora of liquid gifts (aka beers).
Whatever you choose to give the beer lovers on your list this year, you can’t go wrong keeping the gifts local. Whether it’s a gift card, a holiday basket, or a plain ol’ six-pack of brew with a bow on it, it’s the thought that counts. And the beer. The beer counts, too.