Gift guide: Bottoms up for beer lovers
Looking for the perfect hop-inspired gift for the craft beer lover in your life? Whether the holiday is Hanukkah, Christmas, Kwanzaa or New Year’s, these special treats are sure to receive gleeful smiles of joy.
“Drink Local” tank top, $25
Support our local craft beer industry no matter where your holiday travel takes you. This fantastic website run by San Diegan Rudy Pollorena, Jr. has a host of t-shirts, sweatshirts, glasses, posters, and pins. It’s impossible not to find something ... for yourself too.
Hop Pants, $60
For the loud and proud female craft beer lover, these pants are a legit choice for yoga, long walks on the beach or lazy lounging at the bar or a bottleshare.
Regrained Eat Beer Granola Bars, $9.99/four bar pack
Cleverly and sustainably made from spent grain, these bars are perfect for San Diego hikes, runs, surfs and bike rides. Flavors include Honey Almond IPA, with honey, almonds, oats, and cinnamon, and Chocolate Coffee Stout made with two of the greatest flavors on planet earth. Enough said.
Beer Cap Ornaments, $19.95/pack of 6
Need inexpensive stocking stuffers and a lot of them? These ornaments are a funky twist on a memorable gift. Every year your friends will think of you as they drink craft beer and trim the tree. Be sure to check out their clever bottle opener coasters and the full size beer cap map complete with stand, both under $30.
Secret Agent Beer Briefcase, $49.99
Take the six pack carrier to the next level with this Bond-ish style case. Arrive to the party incognito and surprise guests with a secret liquid bounty.
Beer Greetings Six Pack Greeting Cards, $4.95
Load up on these unique cards with six of your favorite local brews for every beer lover in your circle and family. For a deal in bulks of four, head over to Amazon.com for a $15.95 deal.
“I Run Because I Really Like Beer” T-shirt, $27.95
Our fair city is filled with avid runners from dawn to dusk. Now they have a cool shirt to don before and during their well-deserved craft beer reward. Order now for Christmas delivery. Last order for Express Priority is Dec. 19.
SPLURGE: Bourbon Barrel Sunglasses, $139
For our legions of Bourbon Barrel beer devotees and perfect for SoCal rays, these stylish wood sunglasses are sure to be the favorite gift under the tree. Made from Kentucky White Oak, 100 percent UV Polarized, and comes complete with wood box.