Make their spirits extra bright by spoiling any beer lover with a gift that speaks to what they love most. A cold one. Here’s a gift guide that makes shopping just a little easier. —Catherine Dunwoody
East Vancouver brewery Superflux has a brand new Coffee Stout launching in two weeks. Beer lovers tend to like being the first to try the latest brews, so grab some of that plus a cap, toque, or t-shirt. Great gift for anyone loyal to the brand.
Main St. Brewing has a two-pack of its Garage Series barrel-aged and wild-fermented beers that struck gold at the recent BC Beer Awards. A bottle of Gale Force Old Ale (winner of the Strong Ale & Lager category) and a bottle of Circa 1775 Sumac-Rosewater Saison (winner of the Specialty Wild Ale category) are in the pack and sold exclusively at the Mount Pleasant brewery (261 E. 7th Ave.)
Choose from more than 100 seasonally inspired craft brews from the BC Ale Trail. Think notes of juniper, cinnamon, cocoa, and eggnog, in beers that are darker, stronger, and suited for winter solstice sipping. Some fun suggestions? Juleøl by Howl Brewing in North Saanich, which is style that the Vikings enjoyed. Or try the Eggnog Cream Ale by Moody Ales & Co. in Port Moody.
Stanley Park Brewing has come up with 7 different Beer Gift Bundles. We especially like the Hop Lovers Say Cheese gift pack, and the Secret Santa custom 6-pack in an insulated metal beer cooler.