Holiday Gifts for the Craft Beer Lover Who Has Everything
Stephanie Theado / Uncommon Goods
- Handmade Stoneware Clay Beer Stein, $34
Who doesn't enjoy drinking a cold beer out of a massive stone stein? This Renaissance Faire-esque mug holds about 30 ounces and is microwave- and dishwasher-safe: a luxury we modern folk need to have. Each mug is individually crafted on the wheel of potter Stephanie Theado's Bovina, New York, studio. The unique detailing of the glaze is achieved through soda firing, where soda ash is introduced into the hot kiln. The powder vaporizes and is carried by the heat currents, creating a beautiful, organically stippled finish. These are one-of-a-kind and the perfect vessel to hold delicious handmade craft beer.
- Wynwood Brewery Glasses, $5 to $6
After its grand opening December 4, Wynwood Brewing is the newest South Florida brewery to get off the ground and into the world of craft beer. Based in the growing arts district of Miami, brewer Nik Mebane and founder Luis G. Brignoni aim to create a work of art in every glass. So celebrate art this winter with glasses from the newest kid on the block. With their sleek and modern Miami styling, these WBco glasses are a surefire, and frankly inexpensive, hit.
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- Charbay R5 Hop Flavored Whiskey, $79
This craft-produced whiskey is distilled from California's Bear Republic's Racer 5 IPA, an already amazing West Coast American IPA. R5 is distilled from 6,000 gallons for ten days straight in high-quality pot stills to create just 590 gallons of whiskey. It is then aged in French oak for 29 months, producing a 99 proof whiskey with enough hoppy tang and creamy oak goodness to send any beer drinker into the dark side of spirits.