Lights are being untangled, John Lewis adverts are being dissected by newspapers, and the middle-class are heading to Waitrose for Heston Blumenthal’s latest reinvention of a British culinary classic – Christmas is steadily and inexorably approaching. Luckily we’re here to help, because beer always makes for a great present, and we’ve got plenty of different options! Below are some of the gifts that will make any lover of beer very happy – even better, we’re even able to deliver most of them directly to you – because, you know, who doesn’t love beer presents.
Since we first opened over two years ago we’ve stocked the Brooklyn BrewShop Beer Making Kits in our stores and they’ve always proved to be incredibly popular! We fell in love with these kits because they managed to demystify the brewing process, reducing the need for super expensive equipment and letting anyone brew beer at home, regardless of how much space they have. Even better, these kits are “all-grain”, meaning you’re brewing essentially the same way breweries do, just slightly scaled back! They’ve also gone above and beyond in guiding people through the brewing process step-by-step, starting with videos (check out the one below) and their printed guides, and suggestions with what to do with left-over ingredients!

Available online and in-store.

Gift Packs

When you buy someone a present you want it to look great, as well as being an awesome present, which is why we offer our various beer gift packs. We’ve got plenty of different options available in-store, so you find something to fit whatever your present-gifting needs may be. We have presentation four packs with one of our glasses which have a range of local craft beers and more traditional offerings. If you’re after some stocking fillers, then our Tube o’ Cans (a tube, filled with cans), will get anyone’s Christmas day off to a great start!

Available in-store.

If someone in your family is a big lover of great beer then our mix case of 11 beers and one of our own Craft Master glasses makes for the perfect gift. What’s great about the the beer scene at the moment is the number of different options out there – from the palest of lagers and saisons, to the darkest of stouts and porters. With our Basic Beer Box we’ve hand picked eleven of our favourite beers from the past year which will impress anyone already drinking great beer and show those just dipping their toes in the water exactly what is out there.

If you or the person you’re buying for is already a card carrying member of the craft beer community, then grab our Mystery Case! This will be filled with some of the heavier hitters and newer releases that are sure to delight those who like their beer with a bit more of a punch and love trying the new and experimental!

Available online and in-store.

Our Beer Classes run fortnightly on a Thursday and take a look at all aspects of beer. With regular “Intro to Beer” classes, and alternating speciality ones, there’s plenty to choose from. If you purchase a gift voucher, the person can redeem it for a place at any of our classes in the new year, so they’re able to choose whatever topic they know they’re going to enjoy the most. With 6 different beers, a bit of food pairing and plenty of beer chat, these are a great evening for everyone involved!

Available online and in-store.

If all else fails – beer tokens. Available in multiples of £5, these can be spent on anything in-store, will last forever, and we give change. It’s all pretty simple, the way gift vouchers should be.

Available online and in-store.