Ladies, let’s be honest… Valentine’s Day is only a few weeks away and if you’re anything like me, you wait until the last minute to buy a gift for your man. Lucky for you, I’ve done some investigative research and come up with five great gifts for every beer lover:
Black and Tan Turtle
This innovative little gadget is the perfect device for creating the classic black and tan. The practice of combing light and dark beer goes back more than a thousand years. Today, the black and tan turtle
does all the combining for you. This V-day, give your beer lover the gift of a perfect black and tan. Just don’t forget to include the Guinness and Harp Lager!
Wooden Beer Tote
How much cooler would your man feel showing up to your next shindig with this wooden six-pack beer tote
? Handcrafted by David and Christopher Steinrueck, this wooden beer tote has exactly what it takes to make a grand entrance. For the Valentine's Day gift: Fill the wooden tote with your beer lover’s favorite craft brews.
Warm beer is a buzz kill. Luckily, Corkcircle has created the Chillsner
, which is the perfect tool to keep your beer cold during parties and tailgating. All you have to do is freeze it, insert it into your favorite bottle of beer and start drinking. Give the Chillsner to your Valentine and he will think you’re a genius (and I'll let you have all the credit).
Personalized Pub Glasses
Now I can personally vouch for this one – my boyfriend received this set of personalized pub glasses for Christmas and was thrilled. This four-glass set
features custom graphics and personalization, including your beer lover’s name, hometown and more. Don’t wait; you only have a couple weeks left to order and receive before February 14th.
While tangible gifts are awesome, providing your loved one with great memories is definitely the way to go! For a beer lover, a brewery tour is the ultimate experience. Not only can he or she see where their favorite beer is made, but he or she can also sample beers no one else gets to try (just ask Budrakey). Here are some must-visit breweries: Adirondack Brewery
– Lake George, NY – Olde Saratoga Brewery
– Saratoga Springs, NY – Saranac Brewery
– Utica, NY – Keegan Ales Brewery
– Kingston, NY – Harpoon Brewery
– Boston, MA – Brooklyn Brewery
– Brooklyn, NY – Sierra Nevada Brewery
– Chico, CA – Captain Lawrence Brewing Company
– Elmsford, NY – Browns Brewing Company
– Troy, NY
If you don't have a Valentine this year, no sweat. These gifts make great birthday, Christmas, Hanukkah, and other holiday presents too!
MacKenzie Zarzycki was born and raised in Schuylerville, N.Y., where the beer flows like wine. Now a Certified Cicerone®, MacKenzie is on a mission to further her beer knowledge. When she’s not contributing to gotbeer.com, she’s nursing an unhealthy level of attachment to her dog, Kylie.