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Beer Lover's Christmas Gift Guide

Beer gifts for each of the twelve days of Christmas. (Issue 21)
Kinkajou Bottle Cutter
Kinkajou Bottle Cutter

Whenever the holiday season rolls around, you know that incessant gift-giving isn’t far behind. While it’s certainly easier to just toss an Amazon gift card into a hastily-scribbled Christmas card, that singular connection between gift-giver and gift-receiver is lost when the gift is generic and utilitarian.

So this holiday season, get the beer connoisseur in your life something special: a gift that says “I care about you, and I know you love beer. A lot.”

Here are 12 gift ideas (for each "Day of Christmas") to get that holiday magnanimity revved up for the beer lover in your life.


Twelve Drummers Drumming


Have you ever looked at a bottle of beer and thought, “Wow, what beautiful artwork. It’s a shame I have to recycle it.” Well, those days are over when you use the Kinkajou Bottle Cutter.

For any bottles with lasered-on artwork, simply insert the bottle into the Kinkajou, tighten it, then slowly revolve the device around where you want to cut. After a quick sandpaper rub (and a wash) your bottle is repurposed into attractive glassware… and ready for another round.

This product also provides beer lovers with another way to dispose of their used bottles (of which they have hundreds [thousands?] of on a yearly basis).


Eleven Pipers Piping


Speaking of beautiful beer artwork, Harvey Shepard’s Oh Beautiful Beer book is an excellent extension of his award-winning blog.

Featuring gorgeous beer labels and artwork from around the globe, Harvey’s hardcover coffee table (or beer table) book showcases well over 400 images of cans, bottles and growlers with some of the most stunning beer label artwork ever created.


Ten Lords a-Leaping


Many breweries come up with nifty box sets for the holidays and Cooperstown’s Brewery Ommegang is no different.

The brewery’s line of Game-of-Thrones-licensed beers are certainly popular with fans of the series, but some viewers/drinkers were unaware of the craft beer tie-ins when the first beer, Iron Throne, was released ahead of the Season 3 premiere in March of 2013.

Now Game of Thrones and Ommegang fans get a second chance at the first two beers released in the series, Iron Throne and Take the Black Stout. Iron Throne is a delicate blonde ale brewed with Noble hops and Grains of Paradise and Take the Black is a spicy Imperial Stout – perfectly befitting the crows of the Night’s Watch.

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