Wondering what to buy your beer-loving staff, friends and loved ones this holiday season?
If there’s one book every beer-industry person should own, it’s Tasting Beer by the mighty Randy Mosher. Packed with beer-nerd-level detail but written in Mosher’s approachable guy-at-the-bar voice, it’s loaded with info and insight on our fave beverage.
Hit http://randymosher.com/Tasting-Beer to book it.
As unique and helpful beery gifts go, the Grabopener is one of the best. Invented and made in the Rocky Mountain West, this sleek one-handed bottle opener frees up a hand when you’re cracking a cool one. A serious time saver for bartenders and beer festival workers, it comes in sporty colors and upgrades including a titanium tip. Go to https://gropener.com/ to grab yours.
The nuttiest beer gift this year? That’s the beer-inspired nutbutters from Nutista. Co-founded by Stone co-founder Greg Koch, the company has a series of healthy and delicious thrills that echo the flavors of top Stone Brewing beers.
Perfect stocking stuffers, jars of Nutista/Stone Tangerine Express IPA and Xocoveza nutbutters are available at https://nutista.com/collections/shop in cool gift packs.
For a high-quality holiday season, every brewer should have a copy of Quality Management: Essential Planning for Breweries, a Brewers Association publication. Written by Mary Pellittieri, Quality Instructor for the BA, it is essential reading for all who make beer for a living in these competitive, quality matters times. Buy it at https://www.brewerspublications.com .
Speaking of handy: If you need to free up a hand after you’ve opened your beer, the Holstar does the trick nicely. This functional leather creation lets you keep an opened beer bottle or can at the hip while fishing, grilling, hiking, birding and more.
Visit http://www.theholstar.com/ for details.
For the beer-to-go fiend seeking maximum quality, the UKeg from Growlerwerks is a welcome luxury gift. A well-engineered alternative to the standard growler, it’s powered by food-grade CO2 cartridges and keeps fresh-from-the-tap beer in stellar shape for days. See it at https://www.growlerwerks.com .
Okay, there are some gift ideas from us. Stay tuned for another email from Brewery Finance that’ll treat you to one of our favorite gifts any time of year: indie music from our friends at Bloodshot Records.