Looking for gift-worthy bottles of beer
December 22, 2013 6:55 PM Subscribe
I'd like to pick up a couple nice beers to put under the tree for my partner. I don't drink much beer myself, so while I know what he likes enough to pick out everyday-drinkin' stuff for him, I don't know what's currently available that might be nice (new, seasonal, unusual, somewhat difficult-to-find) enough for a gift. Any ideas? Helpful details below the fold.
posted by rhiannonstone to Food & Drink (30 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
-He likes hoppy beers
-He likes sour beers
-Beers that included added flavors--like chocolate or coconut--haven't gone over well in the past...
-...but he does tend to like beers made with cherry (there's a bottle of Three Philosophers in the fridge right now)
-He has a reliable source for Pliny the Elder so he gets it often enough that it's not special enough to gift
-Sam Adams Utopias is right out (been there, done that)
I live in the SF Bay Area and have access to a wealth of stores that carry the good stuff. Price is (mostly) no object. I appreciate any and all suggestions!