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Beer Gift for my Birthday

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by dwagner003, Apr 25, 2013.

  1. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    My birthday is coming up next week, and my girlfriend has no idea what to buy me.. We determined it should be something beer-related. Aside from home brew stuff because I am too much of a lazy ass to use it, what should it be? Assume a budget around $100 - $150
  2. hannydawg

    hannydawg Savant (440) Illinois Apr 4, 2010

    So many options, but I would go:

    1 Gift Certificate to local bottle shop
    2 Beer of the month club
    3 Personalized glassware

    I would be happy to get these gifts.
  3. Is there a big beer event in your area soon (or this summer?) I know Hangar 24 has one with a VIP ticket right about in that budget range that looks like it will be a chance to eat some good food and taste some good food. The wife is alluding that might be my birthday present as it is close to my birthday.
  4. DanK4

    DanK4 Aficionado (240) Maine Jan 17, 2012

    Personal glassware has always sounded awesome, although I would say a brewery trip to somewhere far away but awesome and having her pick up the growler/swag tab would be a perfect gift.
    highdesertdrinker likes this.
  5. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Wisconsin Apr 14, 2013

    Get some authentic steins for germany. I got some for christmas and they are cool as hell.
  6. bruery reserve society?:D
    4kbrianb, gillagorilla and mpayne5 like this.
  7. yamar68

    yamar68 Champion (910) Minnesota Apr 1, 2011

    I actually just saw some beer flight kits in the dollar aisle at Target - 3 bucks for the paddle and a dollar for each glass. Didn't really see a use for them at the time but I think I'm gonna go back tomorrow... if I grab three or four sets I think they might be cool to have for a vertical/horizontal tasting.
    pixieskid likes this.
  8. KriegerNco

    KriegerNco Zealot (85) Colorado Jun 20, 2012

    Set up a personalized tour with your favorite local brewery and a cornhole set.
    Vlad_the_Imbiber likes this.
  9. jtmartino

    jtmartino Advocate (535) California Dec 11, 2010 Beer Trader

    You're thinking Preservation.

    Reserve Society hasn't been on sale in months. And it's $300, which is double OP's budget.
  10. pixieskid

    pixieskid Advocate (670) Germany Jun 4, 2009

    Where in california are you?

    Why not a nice lunch/session at Stone World Bistro or something like that...
  11. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    All good ideas.. Thanks a lot.
  12. zipper8650

    zipper8650 Savant (275) New York May 10, 2011 Beer Trader

    2 Rogue tasting bat with glasses...the ceder smell can be distracting, varnish or paint it
  13. your very own Randall 3.0 constructed w/ parts from Home Depot
  14. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    I'm thinking Beer of the Month Club might be a good bet.. Have any of you done it? If so, which service do you recommend? There are a bunch, and I don't want to get stuck with something lame.
  15. mecummins

    mecummins Savant (425) Illinois Nov 16, 2012

  16. Day/Overnight trip to a cool area with a good brewery.

    Kernville or Buellton/Solvang areas would both work for me.
  17. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    A good idea to counteract your lazyness, brewers apprentice. My girlfriend got this as a gift for me about 5 years ago. Basically you go to the place, pick a recipe, then they help(well more so you help them) brew your own beer. They store it there, you come back in two weeks, bottle it, and take it home. Boom, homebrewed beer without having to buy all the equipment and screw up the first few times. I got 85 bombers of great beer for $175 and a great experience.
  18. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Aficionado (230) Colorado Oct 26, 2012

    If you do it, stay far away from a hoppy beer club. My wife got me one from Half Time Beverage and I don't think I received a beer within 4 months of it's brewing date, and sometimes they were over 6 months old.
  19. dwagner003

    dwagner003 Poobah (1,210) California Jan 4, 2013 Beer Trader

    Yeah, I was really only considering the "Rare Beer Club", but now I think I might just make her drive me around and buy whatever bottles I want.
  20. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Savant (445) Illinois Mar 2, 2013

    Beer helmet


    Beer koozie glove

  21. pitweasel

    pitweasel Advocate (550) New York Jun 11, 2007