Christmas gift guide - part 1
As far as gifts go, we don't think you can go wrong with beer! As well as giving delicious beery joy, gifts are also a great way to support your local independent brewery in these tough times.
Here's our roundup of the beery gifts on offer from indie breweries across North Yorkshire and the East Ridings. In part 1, we're looking at beer gift packs, large & small.
12 Beers of Christmas & large gift sets
Brass Castle Brewery's vegan and gluten-free 12 Beers of Christmas Selection Box is a great mix of styles, from traditional to more adventurous. Featuring 12 beers from indie breweries across the region, the York CAMRA LocAle festival box would also be a great Christmas gift!
Packed full of pale ales and IPAs, Turning Point Brew Co's Dozen Beers of Xmas is the choice for juicy, hoppy beer lovers! Each beer comes with a "drink along" video so you can learn more about the deliciousness in your glass.
C84 Brew Co.'s Christmas Tasting Box includes two of the Christmas Gingerbread Pale, six other beers and a branded glass.
Small gift sets
There are loads of options for smaller gift packs with two to six beers - from traditional real ale to the hoppiest of modern IPAs, there's something for everyone!
For a lasting gift, lot sof sets let you swap a beer for a branded glass.
Brighten anyone's day with a ReinBEER in Harrogate Brewing Co.'s six bottle gift pack. Who can resist googly eyes?! You'll also find two and three bottle sets at Harrogate Brewing Co's online shop.
Looking for something light and sessionable? Or some big, luxurious beers? Turning Point Brew Co. have got you covered here too, with three different 4 Beer Gift packs.
If you want something a bit different, Malton Brewery's Yorkshire Pudding beer gift pack might be what you're after - real Yorkies in every bottle!
There's also loads of other great options, including Half Moon Brewery's 3 beer gift pack with Christmas brews Donner and Blitzen and classic Old Forge bitter. Ainsty Ales have Christmas beer crackers (with two cans) and decorative 4 can gift packs, or add a beer snack in Raven Hill Brewery's 2 can gift box & snack.
A monthly beer delivery is the gift that keeps on giving!
Brew York's subscription box comes with 9 beers a month, including the four beers featured on their popular monthly YouTube tasting nights, so you never miss out!
For traditionalists, the Jolly Sailor Brewery Beer Club is a monthly bag-in-box subscription (either 1 or 2 boxes).
Watch out for our Christmas gift guide part 2 for everything non-beer - t-shirts, glassware, vouchers and other goodies!