Beer Gift for my Birthday

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  1. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,762) Jan 4, 2013 California
    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 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2010 Illinois

    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. SlipperyPete

    SlipperyPete Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2013 California

    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 Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2012 Maine

    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.
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  5. KS1297

    KS1297 Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2013 Wisconsin

    Get some authentic steins for germany. I got some for christmas and they are cool as hell.
  6. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    bruery reserve society?:grinning:
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  7. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

    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 Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2012 Colorado

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

    jtmartino Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2010 California
    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 Initiate (0) Jun 4, 2009 Germany

    Where in california are you?

    Why not a nice lunch/session at Stone World Bistro or something like that...
  11. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,762) Jan 4, 2013 California
    Beer Trader

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

    zipper8650 Initiate (0) May 10, 2011 New York
    Beer Trader

    2 Rogue tasting bat with glasses...the ceder smell can be distracting, varnish or paint it
  13. imbrue001

    imbrue001 Aspirant (216) Aug 6, 2010 Pennsylvania

    your very own Randall 3.0 constructed w/ parts from Home Depot
  14. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,762) Jan 4, 2013 California
    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. tjensen3618

    tjensen3618 Initiate (0) Mar 23, 2008 California

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

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

    ESeab Initiate (0) Jan 3, 2013 New Jersey

    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.
  17. Dtapeski

    Dtapeski Initiate (36) Oct 26, 2012 Colorado

    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.
  18. StoutSnob40

    StoutSnob40 Poo-Bah (1,762) Jan 4, 2013 California
    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.
  19. GuzzLah

    GuzzLah Initiate (0) Mar 2, 2013 Illinois

    Beer helmet


    Beer koozie glove

  20. pitweasel

    pitweasel Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2007 New York

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