This is Part II of our 4 Part Gift series
Have a craft beer lover in your life and don’t know what to get them or want to do something other than the random beer trinket? These gift ideas are ways for you to get out there and immerse yourself craft beer. Ways to meet other people, try new breweries, and make the experience memorable.
Brew Bus Adventures:
Both the Rhode Island Brew Bus , the Mass Brew Bus, and Boston Beer Tours (what we did for my bachelorette party) are a blast. They eliminate driving from brewery to brewery and incorporate a fun way to carpool full of trivia, games, and drunken revelries with fellow craft beer drinkers who will become your best friends by the end of the night. We had the honor of hosting a RI Brew Bus tour in 2015 and it was one of our favorite things we’ve done. The hosts are engaging and any event that involves RSVPing with your preferred pretzel dipping sauce is sure to be a good time.
Our book and official SARA M. LYONS poster:
So you have your RI Brew Bus tickets, but you need more information on the breweries as well as ideas for other places visit. So pick up our book Rhode Island Beer: Ocean State History on Tap for yourself or someone else. Written by Kristie and myself, this book a great Christmas gift, especially when paired with our poster (also available in our shop here) drawn by LA artist and accessory designer Sara M. Lyons. You may have seen some of her products in Urban Outfitters, Nylon, and other online stores. The book is full of historical images, recipes, and the stories behind Rhode Island modern day beer offerings. Purchase at our shop. Free gift-wrapping available!
South Shore Food and Wine Expo Tickets:
Wine? Yes. This January 21st expo is put on by Hophead Events who puts on pretty much every big Plymouth beerfest, beer road race, etc…They’re all a blast and this one should be too. Not only will celebrity chef Michael Morway be cooking at both sessions, there will also be hundreds of wines, food built into the ticket price, and a special VIP option for the true or up and coming sommelier. Purchase tickets here.
A gift card for a growler fill or Craft Beer Cellar:
If you want to get someone a growler but don’t know what type or worry it won’t keep long enough, Mayflower Brewing ties a gift card for a fill to an empty growler. Craft Beer Cellar is another good destination, you can pick a mix six pack so it’s a great idea for someone who is just getting into craft beer and wants to try different styles or when there are so many good options you just can’t decide what to get. They also get limited and special releases from breweries on a regular basis and often pair them with in-store tastings.