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Top 10 Gift ideas to purchase for a Beer Lover (part 2)

The holiday season is fast approaching.  Are you having trouble finding a gift?  Let us help you with some amazing gift ideas.  Lets recap part 1:

10 ) BREW-OPOLY
9 ) Beer of the Month Club
8 ) Beer Magazine Subscription:

Beer Advocate Magazine Draft Magazine
Ale Street News Yankee Brew New
All About Beer Magazine Beer Connoisseur Magazine

(in case you missed it, click here)

Now, lets start where we left off:

7) Beer Movies – Nothing says “I Love You” more than the gift of a beer movie.  So, stoke up the wood stove and pop in a movie on  a cold blistery day.   Here are a couple of suggestions:

Beer Wars – Brewed in America:
Beer Wars - The Movie
“Director Anat Baron takes you on a no holds barred exploration of the U.S. beer industry that ultimately reveals the truth behind the label of your favorite beer. Told from an insider’s perspective, the film goes behind the scenes of the daily battles and all out wars that dominate one of America’s favorite industries.

This contemporary David and Goliath story is ultimately about keeping your integrity (and your family’s home) in the face of temptation. Beer Wars is a revealing and entertaining journey that provides unexpected and surprising turns and promises to change the world’s opinion on those infamous 99 bottles of beer on the wall.”

Cost: $19.95

Where to purchase: http://beerwarsmovie.com/

For more information, please click here. For the 2Beerguys.com movie review, please click here.

American Beer

American Beer Movie

In June of 2002, five friends left New York City by minivan and traveled across the United States in search of good beer, visiting 38 breweries in 40 days.

Directed and produced by Paul Kermizian, American Beer follows Jon Miller, Jeremy Goldberg, Richard Sterling, Rob Purvis and Paul during their 40 day, 38 brewery journey as they tour breweries and brewpubs, interview leaders of the craft brewing industry, taste beer, get drunk, get lost, get speeding tickets, get poison oak, check into hotels, check out of hotels, argue, bicker, fight, and generally lose their minds. They defy the limits of the human body (and mind) by drinking beer for 40 straight days while traveling over 10,000 miles. Thankfully, it was all very good beer.

Cost: $14.99

Where to Purchase: http://www.sixhundred.com/

Beerfest Movie
Beer Fest

After a humiliating false start in Germany’s super-secret underground beer competition, America’s unlikely team vows to risk life, limb and liver to dominate the ultimate chug-a-lug championship….

Cost: $8.00
Where to purchase: http://beerfestmovie.warnerbros.com/

6) Kegerator – A great gift for a beer lover and/or homebrewer. If you are sick and tired of bottling all of that precious homebrew, why not spend more time enjoying it. Purchase a Kegerator for hours and hours of tap pulling fun.

Kegerator
Here’s a great Kegerator from EdgeStar: (from www.kegerators.com)
“The Edgestar KC2000 represents excellent value – this kegerator combines a designed-to-fit compact refrigerator with commercial-grade, NSF-approved beer lines. You save money on the refrigerator component without skimping on the important beer line components. From the CO2 tanks to the coupler, all the internal parts are USA-made, NSF approved. You can store up to a full sized half shell Sankey standard keg, with limited exceptions. The KC2000 comes in a modern black-on-black finish.

The Edgestar KC2000 is UL listed and includes a 5 lb. brewer preferred, upgraded aluminum CO2 cylinder (supplied empty). This full size EdgeStar kegerator is the easiest kegerator to set up. It’s perfect for people who are unfamiliar with the sometimes tricky task of setting up a home draft beer system.”

Cost: Starting at $450 – $500
Where to purchase: http://www.kegerators.com/

5) Homebrew Kit
Northern Brewer Starter Kit

You’re into beer or you know someone that’s into beer?  It’s time to take the plunge into homebrewing.  Brewing can be intimidating, but it’s pretty easy and a fun time with a group of friends.  Give the gift of brewing with a homebrewing starter kit.

Basic Starter Kit (from Northern Brewer): Starter kit with a plastic bucket fermenter – an affordable and complete introduction to homebrewing.

Costs: Homebrew kits start at about $75-$80 and can range upwards based on the different equipment.

Where to purchase:

Also, check out your local homebrew shop.  Not only will they help find the right kit, but they will also help with recipes.

4) Gift Certificate to a Local Beer Bar

Give the gift that YOU can also enjoy.  Give a gift certificate to a beer restaurant/bar that devotes themselves to serving the best beers.   Many bars will have 50+ beers on draft and in the bottle – some have over 100 different craft beers. If you are located in New England, here are a couple to check out:

Amesbury Alehouse

  • Amesbury Ale House, in Amesbury Ma – Whether you are in the mood for a session beer or an extreme beer, the Amesbury Ale house is the place to visit. With 24 beers on tap and a selection of 50+ more craft beers in a bottle, the Amesbury Ale house has the best selection on the north shore. http://www.amesburyalehouse.com – Over 70 beers available.
  • Novare Res, Portland Maine – Novare Res is located at 4 Canal Plaza in the Old Port District of downtown Portland, Maine. Novare Res features 25 rotating taps and 2 hand pumps. http://www.novareresbiercafe.com 25 Taps and 300+ in bottles.
  • Great Lost Beer, Portland Maine – The Great Lost Bear has become a Portland institution since opening in 1979. The “Bear” is located about two miles from Portland’s touristy Old Port but well worth the journey across town to the Mysterious Woodford’s Area. The Great Lost Bear features an enormous eclectic menu with something for everyone: from hearty, spicy junk food to a large vegetarian selection, from steaks, salads and All American Burgers to award winning, wicked gooey desserts… all served in an entertaining atmosphere. http://www.greatlostbear.com/ – 65 Taps and many more in bottles.
  • Aidan’s Pub and Grub, Bristol Rhode Island – Over 60 beers on the menu.
  • Sunset Grill and Tap, Allston Ma – Something’s always brewing at Best of Boston’s award winning beer bar. Here you’ll fine the largest selection on the east coast – 112 taps and 380 microbrews and exotic imports. http://www.allstonsfinest.com/ – 112 beers on tap and 380 available in bottles!!!
  • Abel Bloods Pub - Dover-Foxcroft Maine

  • Abel Bloods Pub, Dover-Foxcroft Maine – In 1811 Abel Blood-Dover-Foxcroft’s first pioneer-took off for reasons unknown to this day. Was Blood a scoundrel who was run out of town? We’ll never know-but one thing is certain: he was an entrepreneur. While he was here, Blood felled the area’s first trees, grew the first crops, built the first grist mill and dam, and fired the first bricks. It’s easy to imagine that if he had stuck around Blood would have also started his own pub-a comfy place to kick back with friends and enjoy a good brew and some grub after a hard day’s work. Since he never got around to it, we decided to do it for him-and for you. After all, some things never change! http://www.abelbloodspub.com/ – Over 65 beers available (draft and in bottles).
  • Ebenezer’s Restaurant & Pub , Lovell Maine – Rated #1 beer bar in America (by Beer Advocate Magazine) and the world for the last three years in a row, we knew we must be doing something right.  http://www.ebenezerspub.net/ – 35 Belgian beers on tap and over 700 well kept bottles
  • Barley Pub, Dover NH – Located in downtown Dover, the Barley Pub features local bands and local brew. Stop by to try something new. http://www.barleypub.com/ – About 20-30 different beers available, on draft and in bottles.

(Thanks for hanging on and reading part 2. Stay tuned for the final part of the list.)
Sean
2Beerguys.com

Drink Craft Beer, You’ve Earned It!!!

  • HOP SHARK

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