August is here! It’s officially the peak of summer, there’s a Bank Holiday in the UK, and – most importantly – it’s International Beer Day around the world.
Yes, this momentous day was first founded in Santa Cruz in 2007 by Jesse Avshalomov. It was his idea to bring the world together through hops and suds. Since then, it’s celebrated on the first Friday in August – so you don’t have to worry about fuzzy heads at work the next day.
According to legend, International Beer Day has three purposes:
- To enjoy the taste of beer while with friends
- To recognize those who brew and serve beer
- To toast every nation’s beers on one unified day
So, what better way to celebrate International Beer Day than through the gift of beer? We’ve rounded up our top picks – from craft beer sets to starter packs and quirky gifts for the pint (or shandy) lover in your life.
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StormX’s Top 13 Beer Gifts
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1) Beer Monster Ultimate Starter Pack
Ever thought it’d be great to have brewery-fresh beer without having to leave your mate’s house? Well, make it a reality with Beer Monster’s home beer tap. Its compact design and small beer tap mean you can turn any table, counter, den, or man cave into your own at-home bar.
Chill five litres of beer to the perfect temperature with the beer tap’s unique cooling technology and experience an authentic pub pint every time. Their Ultimate Starter Pack (down to £179) includes the Beer Monster Draught Machine and:
- 1x Budvar keg
- 1x Drip tray
- 1x Power lead
- 2x Threaded CO2 gas canisters
- 1x Instruction booklet
2) Beerwulf The Sub Compact Mixed Starter Pack
Any beer fan in your life will LOVE The Sub Compact Mixed Starter Pack from Beerwulf (now £149). The pack includes:
- The SUB Compact
- Heineken – SUB Keg
- Birra Moretti L’Autentica – SUB Keg
- Tiger – SUB Keg
- Amstel – SUB Keg
Like the Beer Monster Draught Machine, the SUB Compact is ideal for bringing the pub to your home. It’s compatible with all two-litre SUB kegs for you to mix things up or have brand-themed nights.
3) Beerwulf World of Beers Case
International Beer Day celebrates all beers from around the world. So, we think the Beerwulf World of Beers Case (£37.99) is a pretty perfect fit.
Join your friends and take your tastebuds on a global trip; this gift pack includes flavors and styles from every corner of the globe. Travel through beers from Germany, Sweden and Belgium to Mexico, America, and Japan. Of course, the only flights we’ll be mentioning here are beer flights!
4) DrinkWell Mixed Ale Case 24 Pack and Mixed Low Carb Beer Case 24 Pack
With so many beers, it can be a daunting task choosing a gift. There are lagers, ales, and even ciders. However, if you’re not sure what you’re looking for, we highly recommend the Mixed Ale Case 24 Pack (£49.95) or the Mixed Low Carb Beer Case 24 Pack (£39.95) from DrinkWell.
Their team of expert taste-testers has handpicked a range of ales and low-carb beers from around the world to suit all tastes. And the best part? Low carb means reduced calories, so you can glug without the guilt. The Mixed Ale Case gift set also features DrinkWell’s own reduced carb IPA with only 1.5g of sugar per bottle.
5) Beer Hawk Something to Say Cheers Selection Box, Ocado
We never think you need a special reason to pour a pint and say ‘Cheers’ – and neither does Beer Hawk. So, they’ve created the Something to Say Cheers Selection Box (Ocado, £18) for beer lovers everywhere – and for any occasion (even just because it’s Friday).
It’s crammed with five incredible craft beers and a Beer Hawk Aviero glass. Plus, they’ve even thought of the little things: it also comes with a tasty salted pretzel snack, aka the perfect pairing. In the box, you’ll find:
- 1x Fierce IPA
- 1 x Harviestoun Schiehallion Craft Lager
- 1 x Siren Lumina Session IPA
- 1 x Thornbridge Lukas Helles Lager
- 1 x Wild Beer Co Bibble Pale Ale
- 1 x Beer Hawk Aviero Glass
- 1 x Indie Bay Crunchy Salted Pretzel Bites
6) Beerwulf Blade Tiger Starter Pack
How about having eight litres of pub-worthy beer on tap? If that sounds like your idea of heaven, check out the Blade Tiger Starter Pack from Beerwulf (£475). The BLADE lets you serve 14 brewery fresh pints; all you need to do is plug in and pour!
Think of it as a pub at your fingertips. We love that the Blade is:
- Able to chill beer to two degrees and keep it fresh for 30 days
- Slight and compact
- Super easy to set up
This Starter Pack also features 2x 8L BLADE Tiger Kegs. It has everything you need to sink a cold one at the end of the day without stepping off your front porch.
7) Southwold Blonde Beer – 12 Bottles, M&S
If you and your mates are all about supporting and representing domestically brewed beer, you can’t go wrong with the Southwold Blonde Beer gift set from M&S (£30).
It’s made by Adnams’ Master Brewer using a blend of East Anglican malted barley and wheat. Boadicea and First Gold hops from England combine with Nelson Sauvin from New Zealand to create a light, refreshing flavour with subtle citrus notes. We don’t blame you if you want to stock up…
8) Timmermans, The Drink Shop
Know someone with a sweet tooth or penchant for a beer with a difference? Gift them Timmermans Strawberry from The Drink Shop (£31.99 for 12x 330ml bottles).
Its strawberry scent is perfect for drawing out these long summer days. Plus, its fruity freshness is a treat for those tastebuds.
9) 100 Beers Scratch Off Bucket List Poster, IWOOT
As we’re celebrating beers from around the world, there’s no better gift than the 100 Beers Scratch Off Bucket List Poster from I Want One Of Those (IWOOT, £10.99).
This poster is ideal for pairing with our beer gifts. Just taste a beer from the likes of Puerto Rico to the United Arab Emirates and scratch them off as you go.
10) Beerwulf Beer Glass and Opener Kit
Of course, there’s no point having a beer if you own nothing to pour it into! Enter the Beerwulf Beer Glass and Opener Kit (£30.99). This stylish gift set features:
- 3x Beerwulf Lager Glasses
- 3x Beerwulf Tasting Beer Glasses
That’s enough for all the gang, then. Plus, the set comes with a Beerwulf bottle opener. Well, running a bar at home does require the essentials…
11) Beer Masterclass with Tastings, IWOOT
If getting out of the house is what you’re after, bag a Beer Masterclass with Tastings and Gourmet Burger Meal for Two from I Want One of Those (IWOOT, £70). This Virgin Experience Days gift provides all the ins and outs of beer and brewing from a Brewhouse and Kitchens beer expert. You’ll also get to sample several beers, of course, including B&K’s craft beers, brewed on-site.
And don’t worry; you don’t have to taste beers on an empty stomach. This experience day offers nibbles throughout and a delicious gourmet or vegetarian burger meal at the end. Locations are available up and down the country – from Nottingham to Dorset.
12) Beers Jigsaw Puzzle, The Hut
If beer isn’t already on your mind, tackling this 1,000-piece Beers Jigsaw Puzzle from The Hut (£13.95) ought to do it. It features images of beer bottles from around the world – perfect for clocking how many you’ve tried or drafting your beer bucket list. Of course, we don't blame you if this causes you to crack open a pint (or two).
13) Make Your Own American IPA Gift Set, The Range
If you know a craft beer fan or someone who is into a bit of beer DIY, buy them the Make Your Own American IPA Kit from The Range (£14.99). With it, you and your friends can create up to 40 individual 500ml bottles of deep-gold toned, delicious IPA.
The beer is made with Centennial and Chinook hops, giving tasting notes of citrus and spice. Plus, the average ABV of each drink is 5.6%.
The kit itself has everything you need to get cracking. However, it’s worth noting that this isn’t a gift for anyone without patience; you have to wait three weeks to taste your homemade brew.
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