Whether you're looking for a gift for the fellow craft beer lover in your life, or need to add a few more things to list for Santa, here are our suggestions of the coolest craft beer gifts from around the state (and slightly beyond). We're all about shopping local, or at the very least, shopping small, so we're giving you a run down of what we'd love to give (or receive!) from the breweries around the state.
16 Mile has Love, Byrd. Soaps made with their Tiller Brown Ale and Old Court Ale. We're thinking pairing the soap with the appropriate shower beer is totally acceptable when you're giving this gift.
Make a quick stop into 2SP Brewing and pick up one of their pre-made gift baskets. Each basket has a $50 gift card, 2 pint glasses, stickers, lip balm, a bottle opener, and an (empty) growler. That's $100 worth of goodies for $75. Nice.
Give the gift of pizza and beer with a gift card from Argilla Brewing Co. Who doesn't love that combo?
Big Oyster Brewery has new trucker hats for the dude or dude-ette that can rock a hat like a boss.
Head into Crooked Hammock Brewery - or hop on their website - for everything from tickets to their New Year's Eve keg drop and gift cards to super cool merchandise. We're digging the Beer Mug ($22).
Gift a Dewey Beer Company gift card for your craft beer loved one to use at one of their Monday Night Four Course Dinners or for Sunday $3 Beer Day.
Love the Dogfish Head Woolrich collaboration, Pennsylvania Tuxedo? Then you'll totally dig the Penn Tux merchandise available at the brewery or at dogfish.com. They have pint glasses, koozies, coasters and a hat in a great red and black Woolrich pattern. p.s. ordering from Dogfish.com? To ensure delivery in time for the 25th be sure to select Next-Day shipping when you check out.
Down at the Dogfish Head Brewpub you can stop in and pick up one of their Holiday Variety Packs that includes 2 pint glasses, a keychain bottle opener, a tote and 1 bottle each of Namaste, Sixty-One, 90 Minute, Piercing Pils, 60 Minute and Indian Brown Ale.
Get the Fordham and Dominion FoDo Hoodie for your gift getting buddy can rock it all winter long. Staying warm while looking cool? Definitely a good thing.
Iron Hill Brewery Newark and Wilmington have several different gift ideas you can pick from like Bottled Reserve gift packages, growler gift packs, gift cards and King of the Hill memberships. Need a quick gift? The Iron Hill Growler Pack ($30) comes with an (empty) 64 oz. growler, two Iron Hill pint glasses and a $20 gift card.
Jessop's Tavern can put a little colonial spirit into you beer lovers Christmas with Grandville Hollow Pottery mugs, growlers and gift cards.
A ticket to Kennett Winterfest, with at least 50 breweries attending, is always a good idea. Maybe it'll even feel like winter by the time the fest rolls around!
Swing by Mispillion River Brewing to pick up a 6-pack, a growler (they just got them back in) or some Mispillion gear for your Christmas buddy to rock.
Buy a ticket for Stewart's Brewing Co.'s Beer Dinner with Painted Stave, a bottle of 20th Anniversary Ale or a gift certificate for a growler fill.
Two Stones Pub Kennett is also offering Christmas Baskets. The Small Basket has 1 large format bottle, 2 brewery glasses, and a $50 Two Stones Gift card for $75. The Large Basket has 2 large format bottles, 2 brewery glasses and a $50 Two Stones gift card for $100.
The Two Stones Pub Mug Club card ($35), good to use at both Two Stones Pub Newark and Two Stones Pub Wilmington, is a nice one size fits all kind of gift.
For the literary craft beer drinking historian on your list, order a signed and personalized copy of John Medkeff's "Brewing in Delaware." Such an awesome book!
Want to get the ball rolling on a trip on the Delaware Brew Bus? They're offering gift certificates in the amount of a Brew Tour ($55) on their website.
2016 is year number 5 for Firefly Music Festival here in our great state. Want to really make the craft beer, music loving person on your gift givings list? Take advantage of the Early Bird pricing ($279 per ticket), or even better, take advantage of the EZPay Payment Plan they're offering this year. Six payments, no interest. Nice.
What did Delaware? Her New Jersey? Nope, FreakerUSA says, 'I don't know, Alaska.' Good stuff. We're digging the Early Bird 1st State Freaker they have available.
So there's no need to panic that Christmas is less than a week away. These awesome last minute gifts will knock the socks off any craft beer lover in your life. But make note, any one of these gifts will set the bar (no pun intended) VERY high for next year's gift! In the meantime, have the Merriest Christmas and the Happiest New Year!
In case you miss the link on where to purchase these items, we've got your covered:
16 Mile's Love, Byrd. Soaps: http://on.fb.me/1Uh86Pv
2SP Gift Baskets: http://on.fb.me/1NZm8o7
Argilla Brewing Co. Gift Cards: http://bit.ly/139MDn3
Big Oyster Brewery Trucker Hats: http://on.fb.me/1NZoPWS
Crooked Hammock Website: http://bit.ly/1YnRYl6
Dewey Beer Company Gift Card: http://bit.ly/1wij9AH
Dogfish Head Brewpub Holiday Variety Pack: http://on.fb.me/1T8kjW3
Fordham and Dominion FoDo Hoodie: http://bit.ly/1k8CuP5
Jessop's Tavern goodies: http://on.fb.me/1J0C2hK
Kennett Winterfest tickets: http://bit.ly/1zevgwu
Mispillion River Brewing 6-pack, growler and gear: http://bit.ly/1xT4vyj
Stewart's Brewing Co. Beer Dinner with Painted Stave: http://on.fb.me/1YgY32N
Two Stones Kennett Christmas Basket: http://on.fb.me/1J0zlww
Two Stones Pub Mug Club: http://bit.ly/1hBvs49
Personalized and signed copy of Brewing in Delaware: http://on.fb.me/1FMskOK
Delaware Brew Bus Gift Certificates: http://bit.ly/1NizJGm
Firefly Music Festival Tickets: http://bit.ly/1Ikqtvj
Freakers USA Early Bird Sweater Koozie: http://bit.ly/1QaxhEW