If you are looking for the perfect gift for the beer enthusiast on your list this holiday, here are a few haute ideas that will surely put a smile on anyone’s face.
1 Sam Adams Utopias
All good things come with a little bit of time. Just ask the folks at Samuel Adams where their rare, limited edition barrel aged beer known as Utopias has just hit the shelves. This is the ninth release since its initial debut in 2002. The malty 28% ABV beer, which sips more like a cognac poured into a snifter glass at room temperature, is released every two years and 2015 is one of those lucky years. As for the complex flavor, think of a combination of molasses, dates, toffee, nuts, vanilla and cinnamon. This year, the brewers used White Carcavelos wine barrels to finish the beer for added flavor. Samuel Adams is also teaming up with Ted’s Cigars for a limited edition cigar flavored with the 2015 batch of Utopias.
The Boston Beer Company 30 Germania Street Boston, MA 02130
2 Hopsters Brew & Boards
For the beer lover on your list who has everything, give the gift of brewing their own beer at Hopsters. Whether you are a novice or a beer aficionado, it’s a fun way to create your own rich stout, hoppy IPA, malty amber or light-bodied lager. There is an on-site team to help you along the way and while you are waiting for your kettle to reach its optimum temperature, head over to the bar for some local brews and tasty bites. Each kettle provides about three cases of beer, which you will bottle and label yourself.
292 Centre Street Newton, MA 02458
3 Waterford Crystal Flagship Store
There is nothing quite like drinking a nice cold brew from a sparkling mug and no one knows that better than Waterford. Thanks to the Irish crystal maker, you can now sip from a elegance beer mug that can be further personalized with an engraving option. The beautiful glass can hold up to 24 ounces of your favorite frosty New England brew.
127-129 Newbury Street Boston, MA 02116
4 Lenox-Martell, Inc.
To achieve a perfectly chilled beer, Perlick has designed a sleek European design with the release of its residential Signature Series Adara Beer Dispenser. The 24” model combines luxury with functionality and is available in one or two faucet models. We love the chrome body with matching tap handles that features their signature steel flow control faucet that allows you to adjust the rate of flow for any beer style. This tower, which is air cooled to keep the beer cold from the keg to the faucet, can be mounted onto any countertop surface with no plumbing required.
89 Heath Street Boston, MA 02130
For the ultimate tailgate lover, be sure to check out YETI coolers. The massive Tundra 420 can hold 268 cans of beer and 403 pounds of ice. Yes, you read that right. The commercial grade cooler is insulated with 2-3 inches of polyurethane foam to keep your drinks cold from the moment you fill the cooler until the last beer is opened.