Beer does not make itself properly by itself. It takes an element of mystery and of things that no one can understand.
―Fritz Maytag, American brewer
It's the undying love for brewing that keeps such people going. Simply said, it's a never ending reserve of passion that goes into making beer, wine, mead, or many other fermented drinks, at home that gives them an all-time high. For that matter, home brewers love brewing, serving, and consuming their home produce. It is this passion that you should come to appreciate with a gift that will say it all on your behalf as well as give them the essential boost they need.
While the regular gifts include T-shirts, mugs, beer steins, wine glasses, and personalized aprons, yours could stand out with a little bit of thought put into it. Whatever their passion, it makes sense to applaud their talent with a gift suited for them. Given below are top gift ideas for your homebrewer friend or lover who will be more than glad to pursue his/her passion with greater fervor.
Just about anyone who enjoys brewing knows the value of a good oak barrel. You could get your friend an oak barrel with an attached beer gun or dispenser to make serving easier. Look for a barrel that can be easily transported or one that has wheels attached to the base to make an attractive gift for your homebrewer.
Beer flights make exceptional gifts for someone who brews multiple types of lagers. It will aid him in serving brews to his friends and family, or to conduct a local beer tasting event. Alternatively, you could sign him up for a beer/ wine tasting event or competition.
Empty Bottle Crate
Sounds crazy, but you need to get your friend a fresh set of clean, recycled bottles and not a used crate of bottles. The bottles can be used to store the home brew or even to sell it at the local store.
Catering to what a homebrewer needs is not a tough job after all, you just need to be aware of what he needs the most. For instance, a grain mill will help him make a fresh batch of milled grain when he has run out of store-brought grain pellets to prepare his favorite brew.
A digital scale is what will save the day; however, you can gift a vintage weighing scale to your homebrewer friend. Imagine his surprise when he opens his gift to find a weighing scale packed neatly in a box.
A growler comes in handy to store and serve the homemade brew. A personalized growler will make a perfect gift option for your friend.
Like a bag of grapes is useful for a wine maker, a bag of hop or even barley is beneficial for a beer brewer. You could even gift a bag of hop or barley pellets that will aid him in the process of brewing.
You can't really use a rusted keg; however, it can be used to adorn or beautify the patio, or even add to the aesthetic sense of the home decor. A vintage keg is definitely a keepsakes for a brewer.
Vintage Wooden Cart
A good old beer cart sitting in the backyard is such a treat for the eyes. You could do your friend a favor by purchasing a vintage wooden cart and presenting it on his birthday or anniversary.
Vintage Bottle Processing Unit
A working, bottle processing unit will come in handy to package bottles of wine and beer. If you cannot get your hand on a vintage unit get them a modern bottling unit instead, either ways it will serve the purpose.
Portable beer kegs are perfect for small family gatherings, or when one wants to limit the amount the drinks that are being served. Presenting a wine or beer keg makes for a thoughtful gift option.
For those who love to make wine
A wine enthusiast could do with a bag of grapes that could be processed into wine. A couple of your friends could chip in to purchase a large amount or variety of grapes for the brewer friend.
Wine Making Equipment
Bottles, distillers, funnels that are involved in the brewing process make perfect gifting options for those who love to brew. Besides, having a spare container is always beneficial.
Your friend will surely thank you for a thought-felt gift like a wine press. It will surely take the burden away from pressing a large quantity of grapes.
A bag full of cork stoppers should do the trick for a wine enthusiast. Have a personal message inscribed on each to make it even more special. You never know, your friend could use the cork stoppers to seal a couple of wine bottles for you.
Apart from these gifts, you can also present wine and beer brewing kits, recipe books, and books that will enhance your friend's brewing knowledge and experience. You can also gift him a membership to a local brewing association to help him meet like-minded individuals.