Christmas gift guide - part 2
As well as beer itself, there are loads of other beery gift options! They might stick around a bit longer, and 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 2, we're looking at everything that isn't beer.
Brewery t-shirts are always a good way to show your love! A lot of our local indie breweries have a t-shirt or a two (or more!). Some of our favourites are C84 Brew Co.'s BEE GOOD tee, the Yorkshire Legend tee from Helmsley Brewing Co., Turning Point Brew Co.'s Disco pink tee and Bad Co's Support your Local Brewery tee (a message we fully endorse!).
It seems a lot of beer fans are also cyclists. Combine these two loves with Brass Castle Brewery's Bad Kitty cycling jersey, to look great on your ride and also be seen. We've conducted rigorous testing and love it!
What's a better way to drink great beer from a local indie brewery than in one of their own glasses? We swear it makes it taste better. Or at least gives you a warm fuzzy glow.
A lot of breweries have branded glasses you can add to an order, or pick up on their own. We think Whitby Brewery's pint glass with a picture of the abbey overlooking the sea is a beautiful match for their classic beers, and Bad Co's short and squat tubo glass makes me think of beers on a Spanish terrace. Definitely a thought to chase away the winter chill! And surely the only way to drink Turning Point Brew Co.'s Disco King is in a UFO glass!
Why not check out your favourite brewery's webshop to see if you can pick up a glass or two?
Other bits & bobs
As well as their big clothing range, Rooster's Brewing Co. have a more unusual gift option in these beer scented can-dles (see what they did there?), alongside bar towels and tote bags.
If you've got bottled beers, you'll need to get into them - Wold Top's bar blade will help you open them with style.
Remember the beautiful cans featuring Yorkshire myths and legends from Brass Castle Brewery's Bigger Picture series? A print of the artwork by Leeds artist Claudia Bowler would be a lovely not-so-obviously-beery gift. Can you figure out where Malton is?
Does your beer lover want an IPA or stout? Real ale or craft beer? A classic or something adventurous? Or do they just love to browse?
On the more traditional side, there's Hambleton Brewery vouchers, or Wensleydale Brewery vouchers for a mix of traditional and craft styles. For more modern or adventurous styles, a Bone Machine gift card or a Brew York voucher might be what you're looking for.