Gift Guide

Why not treat your beloved craft beer lover to something special this year? Here are a few items that blend style, functionality, and fun in the pursuit of delicious craft beer. Enjoy and happy holidays!

<<< Of course, every Montana beer lover should have the one and only guidebook to the state's breweries, Montana Beer: A Guide to Breweries in Big Sky Country. Signed copies available. $19.99 (paperback) (other states available)

>>> Beer, Food, and Flavor by Schuyler Schultz.   "The real gold is chapter 2, where Schultz navigates complementary and contrasting pairings, menu-building and choosing beer with food in mind (and vice versa) by channeling focus elements of each. Behind the casual guidance is the refreshingly unsnobby mantra that while it's pretty tough to really go wrong with beer/food pairing, you can always do better. Classic dishes and widely available beer suggestions make the whole thesis tangible." - Draft Magazine $14.54 (hardback)

<<< Yeast: The Practical Guide to Beer Fermentation is a resource for brewers of all experience levels. The authors adeptly cover yeast selection, storage and handling of yeast cultures, how to culture yeast and the art of rinsing/washing yeast cultures. Sections on how to set up a yeast lab, the basics of fermentation science and how it affects your beer, plus step by step procedures, equipment lists and a guide to troubleshooting are included. $14.36 (hardback)

>>> Edited by Garrett Oliver, the James Beard Winner for Outstanding Wine, Beer, or Spirits Professional, this is the first major reference work to investigate the history and vast scope of beer. The OxfordCompanion to Beer features more than 1,100 A-Z entries written by 166 of the world's most prominent beer experts. $46.04 (hardback)


<<< A good shirt is worth its weight in cotton, so if you like Montana beer you might as well show it with a Montana Beer Finder t-shirt (other designs available too). Starts at $17.00

>>> MBF isn't the only Montana beer blog. Oh no! Growler Fills has some sweet duds (and words) too! Prices vary.

<<< Are you a "hop head," literally? If so, grab this Hop Head Beanie from our friends at Craft Beer Hound. Don't worry, they don't bark or bite (much). $19.95

>>> Speak the truth, yo. "Good to the Last Hop" Trucker Hat, via Craft Beer Hound. $24.95

<<< Beer Knee High Tube Socks. Because. $11.38


<<< Beginning Homebrew Equipment Kit. $69.99
Contains: 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Primary Fermenter with Drilled & Grommeted Lid, 6.5 Gallon "Ale Pail" Bottling Bucket with Bottling Spigot, Easy Clean No-Rinse Cleanser, Airlock, Auto Siphon, Bottling Set-up, Home Beermaking Text,  Hydrometer and Test Jar, Bottle Brush,  Twin Lever Capper, Liquid Crystal Thermometer

>>> Behold, the Randall. If you know what this is but you don't have one, you must buy it, m'kay. $63.64

<<< Goodnight Brew: A Parody for Beer People by Karla Oceanak. $10.72 (hardback)


<<< The Hydo Flask is a beast for beer. But you don't have to take my word for it. Growler Fills likes it too. $49.49

>>> For all those times you may have muttered, "Dude, can I have a taste of that?" here is the perfect thing to pull out of your pocket. ;-) It's the Fred Port-o-Pint. $9.51

<<< DRAFT BEER Jelly Belly Jelly Beans - These are better than you think, much better. (20 Oz). $15

>>> Go ahead, call this an ugly sweater. I dare you. Bear + Deer = BEER. Starts at $19.99

<<< Beer Cap Collector Shadow Box - There are so many reasons to love this item: it enables you to commemorate all of the awesome beers you've tried, it makes your home bar look cool and is a great conversation piece. Bottle caps not included (holds up to 1,600). $64.95

<<< We've all heard you get around, so you might as well get something out of stamps...and prizes. Get a Montana Brewery Passport and fill it up. Makes a perfect stocking stuffer! $10.

>>> Join me in the Society of Beer Travelers why don't ya? The starter kit is $50, and you get a super cuddly-soft t-shirt.

<<< MBA Brew Crew Membership Card - 32 Complimentary Brews - Cheers! $40.00

Or better yet, go local! Your favorite Montana brewery(s) have all kinds of cool branded gear, so support local beer by buying local. Tell them that Montana Beer Finder told you to. 

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