The Bridge Road Brewers and Carwyn Cellars advent calendars might have already sold out in super quick time but there are still a number of great craft beer Christmas gift ideas out there to make festive shopping super easy this year. We take a look at some of them.
The 100 Can Case $499
Sort all your holiday needs in one purchase and support your local breweries at the same time with this whopper of a stocking filler available via Craft Cartel’s registered pre-sale only. Featuring 25 indie breweries, like Hawkers, Young Henrys, Moon Dog, Two Birds, Sauce Brewing and more, plus a range of styles, from Pale Ales to Brown Ales, there’s something for all tastes. Taking two people to carry, the 100 cans come in a custom-made timber box and buyers will also get 10 $20 vouchers to spend on the Craft Cartel website.
The Craft Beer Collection $27
Despite being a touch smaller than the 100 Can Case, this six-pack still carries plenty of weight. With the likes of Bentspoke’s Crankshaft IPA, Philter’s XPA and Young Henrys’ Newtowner Pale Ale, this features some of the beers most critical to craft’s evolution in Australia – hence making it a smart buy for those new to the craft world or those old heads who’ll appreciate the quality. Also in the pack, available from Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores, are: Kaiju’s Krush Tropical Pale Ale, Zytho’s Zesty Pale Ale and Garage Project’s Beer.
A craft beer collector’s item $34.95
A selection of the GABS Can Design Awards Top 10 are now available to buy in a super limited edition pack available from BoozeBud.com. The GABS Can Design Awards Finalists Six Pack features: Little Bang Brewing’s Face Inverter Citrus Sour, Ballistic Beer’s Water Me Lawn Watermelon Gose; Ocean Reach Brewing’s Tropical XPA, Blasta Brewing’s Unbridled Unicorn Double IPA; Grassy Knoll Brewing’s Valley Lager; and Blackflag Brewing’s Affinity Tropical Pale Ale – which have all been rebrewed especially for this pack. Only 2,000 have been made so give the gift of scarcity this Christmas!
Christmas Craft Beer Box $89.99
Featuring 12 beers from some of Australia’s best breweries, this beer box from Beer Cartel will make someone’s day and a few more at that. You’ll get: Akasha’s Little Smith Session IPA, Moon Dog’s Lager, Wayward’s Pilsner, Quakers Hat’s Kolsch, Mountain Goat’s Steam Ale, Nomad’s Freshie, Bentspoke’s Barley Griffin, One Drop’s XPA, White Bay’s Sunny Pale Ale, Yulli’s Amanda IPA, Stone & Wood’s Jasper Ale, Hop Nation’s Karma Oatmeal Stout plus a gift tag and personalised message.
Pub in a box $99
Such was COVID-19’s impact on our going out habits for large chunks of 2020 there has no doubt been a 1970s throwback craze going on in the ‘burbs where people have been setting up bars in their homes. To capitalise on this movement Stone & Wood have come to the party with the goods to get your soiree started. The Pub in a box comes with: a carton of Stone & Wood beer, a two-pack of branded glassware, bar mat and a 75g bag of beer nuts from Brookfar.
12-Days of Christmas Advent Calendar $37
For the 12 days of Christmas my true love gave to me a new beer to crack in to each day, making it a holiday to remember, no question. Available from Dan Murphy’s and BWS stores, the box allows you to open a new window on each of the 12 days to reveal the new beer inside. The pack has: Stone & Wood’s Pacific Ale, 4 Pines’ Pacific Ale, Gage Roads’ Single Fin Summer Ale, Young Henrys’ Natural Lager, Balter’s XPA, Bluey’s Ultra Crisp Lager, Sol Cerveza’s Original, Pabst’s Blue Ribbon, John Boston’s Summer Ale, Wakachangi’s Lager, Sail & Anchor’s Pale Ale and Zytho’s Zesty Pale Ale.