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Last minute Christmas Guide for Beer Lovers, Part III: The Biggies

The Man Table is a beer cooler too!
The Man Table is a beer cooler too!
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Santa Claus is coming to town and there's a beer lover on the list! Or perhaps some subtle hints need to be dropped to help someone else's shopping. In Part III of Christmas shopping for beer lovers, we offer:

THE BIGGIES: Dream big in craft beer!

Furniture

It’s a table. It’s a file cabinet. No, it’s a beer fridge!

This might be one of the coolest beer gifts ever. Designed to look like actual furniture, the Man Table functions as a place to keep your beers cold. And best of all, your wife or girlfriend won’t make you keep it in the garage! No more getting up to go to the fridge for a beer… it’s right next to you! Check em out here.

For those that have a bar setup or want one, a kegerator is a must, especially for the homebrewer that would rather keg than bottle that homebrew. Check out Micromatic or Kegerator.com for a great selection.

Beer stools and beer signs can be great presents as well.

Travel

Who doesn’t enjoy a weekend getaway or even an extended trip? There are lots of options for giving a a cool beer trip to the beer lover in your life and it can be cheaper than you think.

Almost everyone in America has a brewery within driving distance or a quick flight. Buy a weekend trip with hotel accommodations to the town of a cool brewery. Make sure to arrange a tour of the brewery and of course, some samples of the beer and guarantee a great weekend and a happy beer lover.

Travel to Beer Nirvana

If you want to go a big step further on the beer travel, then invest in a plane ticket to Denver in September when the Great American Beer Festival is in town. This is the beer lover’s mecca with more than 2000 different beers served in 3 days. Make sure to get your downtown hotel room booked in advance because rooms will sell out. Tickets to the GABF go on sale in June and a ticket to the Saturday afternoon session for the awards ceremony is a must!

For other amazing travel ideas, check out http://www.bier-mania.com/.

Travel gear

One of the toughest parts of traveling to different parts of the country and finding lots of great beers is not being able to bring some back. With all the TSA laws and concerns about whether or not the airline might break your precious cargo, bringing beer home can be a straight pain.

And that’s where the WineCruzer comes in. Designed as a travel bag for wine, this carrier works great for beers, especially 22oz bombers. And no airline will break your bottles, not even one that goes with the saying, “Don’t Expect Luggage To Arrive”.

For a cheaper alternative, check out the Wine Diaper or a Wine Skin which is essentially a resealable bubble wrap bag for your bottle.

Next up in this beer gift series... The Bizarre.

Part I: The Basics

Part II: The Bodacious

Part IV: The Bizarre

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