From beer hampers to beer soap, you won’t go wrong with these beer related gifts this year.

For whatever reason, growing up we never had advent calendars. It wasn’t until I was well into my 30s with kids before I started experiencing the advent calendar madness. It was December 2015 and after returning from work the wife presented me with my very own advent calendar. To my surprise she painstakingly created a home made advent calendar with 25 craft ale bottles individually wrapped all beautifully presented in a home made advent calendar box. Needless to say that year, I understood the appeal.

It also kickstarted a love affair with getting beer related gifts, it’s easy to make a beer lover happy over Christmas, just give them some good beer! Failing that, below is our list of the top 10 beer related gifts for any micropub lover.

10. Living Naturally Beer & Bay Soapnut Shampoo Bar

We love this hair-body-face bar from Living Naturally. It comes packaged plastic free and contains all natural ingredients, more specifically Vegan Chocolate Stout! According to the blurb “Beer is a great hair conditioner, but did you know it is also great at dealing with dandruff and nourishing your hair? It has been used to treat skin conditions and has been said to fight the signs of ageing, maintain the skin’s pH balance and can help treat acne”. 

9. Grow Me Beer Monster

Grow your own beer hops! A nice little stocking filler for the would be homebrewers out there, all you need to grow your own hops. Yes we’re not talking a microbrewery quantity here but everybody’s gotta start somewhere!

8. Zappa Bottle Opener Cap Launcher

These are great fun, open your ale beer bottles with this cap launcher and then shoot the beer cap across the room. Then pick them up and place them in your beer cap map – see below.

7. UK Beer Cap Map Bottle Cap Holder

Stop throwing those beer bottle caps away and start collecting them on this beer bottle beer cap map instead. Holds 42 beer bottle caps, it should take a little while to fill. Kids collectibles are all the rage these days, why can’t we collect beer bottle caps?! No duplicates!

6. I Love Real Ale Apron

Protect that novelty whacky Christmas jumper by proclaiming your love for the hops with this I love Real Ale Apron. Nothing like cooking the Christmas roast with a nice pint of mild in your hand.

5. Good Beer Guide 2019

Say what you will about CAMRA, their Good Beer Guides remain the bible for the real ale lover. Featuring multiple micropubs, including some award winning micropubs, this will be a welcome addition for any beer lover. You could even get a kindle version!

4. UK Breweries Collect and Scratch Off Travel Map

What a great excuse to visit a brewery (and some micropubs along the way). This brilliant map displays 75 independent breweries that you can scratch off the map when you’ve visited them. A beautiful gift for a beer lover. Find inspiration for your next holiday destination here!

3. Kindle Paperwhite

Ok bear with me on this one. Firstly, I’m a massive gadget geek. Love all kind of gadgets and over the years have had my fair share. My Kindle is without a doubt the best gadget I have ever owned. It’s allowed me to continue my love for reading without having to carry books around. It has fantastic battery life and this latest version is even waterproof. Where’s the beer/micropub connection you ask? Well I love nothing more than sitting in a nice micropub with a pint and a book watching the world go by.

2. Homebrew Kit

Well what kind of list would this be if we didn’t include a homebrewing kit. Now we’re not going to get into the ins and outs of homebrewing here. There are thousands of books, websites and groups dedicated to the craft. Instead this kit seems to be the most popular on Amazon with the best reviews so surely it’s got something going for it.

1. Beer and Cheese Christmas Hamper

The ultimate beer gift hamper. It’s basically a mini micropub in a box. Imagine sitting in your favourite micropub, a pint of dark ale with some nice cheese and crackers. This is exactly that, in a box.

– Hunters Brewery Black Jack Ale 500ml
– Hunters Brewery Devon Dreamer Ale 500ml
– Hunters Brewery Premium Ale 500ml
– Gourmet Black Pepper & Sea Salt Crackers 185g
– Scarlett & Mustard Ploughmans Pickle 125g
– Snowdonia Cheese Co Black Bomber 200g

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