For the beer enthusiast in your life, you need some top-notch beer connoisseur gift ideas that will stand out and make a lasting impression. Well, we’ve got you covered! From personalized vintage wall decor to custom growlers, bottle openers to beer books, here are some of the greatest beer connoisseur gift ideas from around the web.
21 Beer Connoisseur Gift Ideas
1. Your Choice of Beer
You may think that the last thing the beer connoisseur wants is more beer, but it’s patently not so. People who love beer just love beer.
A friend of mine runs a growler fill shop and he’s constantly trying new brews and trading out taps. He mentioned that he loves getting beer as a gift because it’s something that he didn’t pick, but was chosen for him. So don’t be afraid to buy beer as a gift for the beer connoisseur – take a bit of care to pick out something good, and they’ll love it!
2. Vintage Beer Connoisseur Plaque
What could be a better gift for a beer connoisseur than a custom and vintage plaque that says they’re exactly that?! Made in the USA, custom silkscreened, with awesome personalized hanging nameboard. You can even get multiple nameboards and put all the family, roommates, co-workers, or simply list your favorite brews. Available here.
We offer a full line of these vintage plaques for all kinds of professions, from airplane pilots to accountants and everything in between. Beer, bourbon, rum, whiskey, and wine connoisseur as well. Check them all out here!
3. Beer of the Week Plaque
This round “beer of the week” plaque is personalized with a custom name across the top and includes a chalkboard for your beer-loving friend to list this week’s selection of craft beer. Available here.
4. Extra Stout Beer Quarter Barrel Sign
The perfect premium gift for the connoisseur of extra stout beer, this designer home bar plaque is crafted in the USA to look like a real barrel head. Complete with oak staves around the sides and a steel hoop plus colorful lettering and a 3-dimensional beer mug applique. Includes personalization, comes ready to hang. Available here.
Check out our complete Quarter Barrel Signs collection for more beer connoisseur gift ideas!
5. Personalized Home Bar Sign
This classic home bar plaque has been one of our most popular man cave gifts for years. An enduring vintage design on a timeless shape, this home bar sign is personalized, made in the USA, and advertises good times and great friends. Cheers! Available here.
6. Beer Socks
These beer socks are the perfect way to keep warm while downing a cold one. Available here.
7. Beer Mitt
Another fun warming device, these beer mitts come in a variety of styles and colors so that anyone can enjoy a cold craft brew at any time of the year. Available here.
8. Custom Engraved Sampler Flight Set with Chalkboard
This nifty sampler flight set includes custom engraving so you can personalize the glasses with initials or spell a word. The chalkboard will tell you what’s on tap, and you can also fill it with notes on how it tastes. Available here.
9. Personalized Growler
Every beer connoisseur needs a growler so they can enjoy their favorite brews on tap. This one holds a solid 64 ounces and includes personalization. Available here.
10. Personalized Growler Cooler & Case
Keep those growler fills cool and safe with a custom embroidered cooler and case. Available here.
11. Rustic 6-Pack Carrying Case with Bottle Opener
Or maybe go old-school with a tradish 6-pack, fitted into this rustic carrying case complete with bottle opener and custom engraved initial. Available here.
12. Personalized 6-Pack Beer Travel Cooler
Travel in custom style while keeping your beer cool and drink-ready with this personalized 6-pack travel cooler. Available here.
13. Beer Quote Pilsners
Just chillin’. Cold beer here. Beer me. This beer’s for you. Laser etched 20 ounce pilsner glasses in a set of four. Available here.
14. Personalized Beer Can Glasses
Glassware shaped like a beer can with custom engraving in a “craft brew” logo design. Available here.
15. Personalized Wall Mounted Bottle Opener
Custom engraved with the initial of your choice, this wall-mounted beer cap popper is perfect for any beer connoisseur’s home bar. Available here.
16. Fish-Shaped Bottle Opener
This heavy-duty yet stylish metal bottle opener is shaped like a bass fish, the ideal gift for anyone whose two true loves are beer and fishing. Available the following styles:
17. Buy Beer Refrigerator Magnet
If you don’t get the beer enthusiast something to go in the fridge, better get them something to go onthe fridge. Like this reversible magnet that says “Buy Beer” on one side, and “There is Beer” on the other. (Note that the two options are not mutually exclusive.) Available here.
18. How Beer Saved the World
This documentary from the Discovery Channel is about beer, and it’s a must-see. This documentary DVD tells the amazing story of how beer helped create maths, poetry, Pyramids, modern medicine, labor laws and America. Available here.
19. Beer Books
Some beer connoisseurs love to read about beer. From guides to making and tasting beer to fun histories and children’s book parodies, here is our “Top Ten” list of the best beer books for gifting:
- The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes. Everything you need to know about beer in 12 easy lessons.
- How to Brew: Everything you need to know to brew beer right the first time. Presented in a light-hearted style without frivolous interruptions, this authoritative text introduces brewing in a easy step-by-step review.
- The Complete Joy of Homebrewing (revised and updated). A classic revered as the homebrewer’s bible, with everything you need to know to brew beer at home from start to finish.
- Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation. An important resource for brewers of all experience levels. Topics include yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures, and more.
- The Beer Bible: The Essential Beer Lover’s Guide. The ultimate reader- (and drinker-) friendly guide to the world’s ales and beers.
- The American Craft Beer Cookbook. 155 recipes from your favorite brewpubs and breweries from across the USA.
- Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People. A grownup beer lover’s parody of the children’s classic Goodnight Moon.
- Drinking with the Saints: The Sinner’s Guide to a Holy Happy Hour. Pub crawl your way through the sacred seasons with this entertaining and useful collection of cocktail recipes, distilled spirits, beer, and wine for virtually every occasion on the Catholic liturgical calendar.
- Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer. A history of the Budweiser and the riveting, often scandalous saga of the rise and fall of the dysfunctional Busch family—an epic tale of prosperity, profligacy, hubris, and the dark consequences of success that spans three centuries, from the open salvos of the Civil War to the present day.
- The Search for God and Guinness: A Biography of the Beer that Changed the World. The history of Guinness, one of the world’s most famous brands, reveals the noble heights and generosity of a great family and an innovative business.
20. Homebrew Beer Making Kit
A homebrew beer making kit is an amazing beer connoisseur gift idea. Available here.
21. Whiskey Aging Barrel
Wait, what? Whiskey? In a list of beer connoisseur gift ideas? Yup… hear me out. Barrel-aged stouts and porters are a huge deal in the dark beer world. So a great beer gift for the DIY homebrewer type could be a whiskey barrel so that they can infuse their favorite brews with that special barrel-aged flavor. Available here.
Check out all our personalized oak aging barrels here!
Here are some items that either didn’t quite make the list, or are heavily featured on other similar lists. Our goal was to help you find truly unique beer connoisseur gift ideas, and the most unique gifts for beer lovers are reflected above. But if none of those quite fit your ideal, here is some further inspiration for your gift giving:
- Mini Beer Pong Set – The ultimate travel game for beer fans.
- Draft Brew Jelly Belly Beans – Reviews are somewhat mixed, but it’s still a cheap and fun niche beer gift.
- Strange Brew – The ultimate beer movie, eh?
- Beer Chiller – Never drink warm beer again.
- Beer Soap – Keep clean and still smell like a delicious IPA.
- Beer Cap Map of the USA – A nifty way to keep track of your favorite beers from all over the USA.
- Beer Thirty Man Cave Clock – A personalized clock for the man cave with your name and the line, “Where it’s always beer thirty.”
- German Beirgarten Quarter Barrel Sign – A premium customized gift with a German brew pub theme.
- Custom Pub Chalkboard Sign – A custom engraved chalkboard for your home pub.
- Cap Zappa Bottle Opener & Launcher – Turns your beer bottle cap into ammunition, everytime you open a cold one.
- Hydro Flask Beer Growler – This is a trendy growler option that is designed to keep beer colder for longer.
- Guardman 11 in 1 Beer Opener & Multi Tool – Simple and affordable multi tool that fits in your wallet. Great stocking stuffer.
- Personalized Corkscrew Bottle Opener – This one is popular with wine people, but it also has a beer cap opener and is a great pocket tool.
- “In dog beers, I’ve only had one” Sign – Affordable beer humor wall decor.
- Leather Beer Holster – For the beer & Firefly lover.
- The Comic Book Story of Beer: The World’s Favorite Beverage from 7000 BC to Today’s Craft Brewing Revolution (book). The story of beer as a graphic novel.
- Beer of the Month Club – Check out the link for a rundown of some of the most popular beer subscription clubs.