Holiday Gift Guide: For the Ladies

I was recently putting together a little gift basket for a silent auction. I wanted to focus on Colorado breweries and gear the basket to the female beer enthusiasts. I came across so many fun products. I am going to have to buy two of each, so I can have them too. If you are looking for a gift for the lady beer lover in your life, here is a great list of things to get her.

Upcycled notebooks from The Roaming Pint

The perfect gift for the one sitting at the bar writing down every flavor that moves across her tongue, are notebooks from notebooksThe Roaming Pint. Made from 6-pack covers, they have 30 pages to fill with beer information. A set of 3 runs you about $12 and fits perfectly in a stocking. You can even get customized ones.

Beer Culture DVD

Featuring Colorado breweries, this documentary explores the culture of the brewing industry. Learn about how breweries like Equinox began and the people of New Belgium Brewing. You can even download it so she can watch it on her tablet. The same makers are currently finishing up Crafting A Nation, a new documentary about the economic impact of the craft beer industry.

Mindy’s Beer Gear Headbands

When I first saw there headbands I flipped. They are too cool. Perfect to wearing to the next beer festival. Also made from recycled 6-pack covers, there are more than just headbands available. There are headbandtons of options on her Etsy page, or you can request a specific beer for a custom and send in your own empty 6 pack.

2013 Colorado Craft Brewers Calendar

Local Fort Collins based Pitchfork Pinup Calendar Co. produces this calendar of 12 Colorado breweries. Darren Muhuron of Summit Studios puts a fun photoshop spin on the photos to create interesting images that you won’t be bored of looking at everyday. 5% of profits from the calendar sales go to Save the Colorado.

Women Enjoying Beer T-Shirt

Women Enjoying Beer is an education based organization based in Ashland, Oregon. Owner Ginger Johnson’s goal is to help women discover more about beer and the beer industry better market to women. The logo shirt comes in a ton of colors so every woman can find one they like. My WEB shirt is one of my most worn beer shirts, and it hasn’t shrunk or become misshapen. Plus, its super soft.

The Cookie Brewer Cookie Mix Pack

A new company based in Arvada, CO that focuses on baked goods made with local beer. You can find them in many taprooms around Denver, or now online. For the holiday season they are offering a special box of a dozen cookies. The flavors include Chocolate Oatmeal Stout, Salted Ale and  a Christmas Ale cookie made with chocolate, cranberries and orange zest. If you use the discount code FBFAN, you can get an extra 10% off.

Grimm Brother Brewhouse Growler and Certificate

If you really can’t figure out what to get her, just get her beer. You can buy a regular or seasonal P1020102growler fill at Grimm Brothers Brewhouse, and not have to worry about getting the right style, or how to keep it fresh under your tree. You get the empty growler and gift certificate so she can come in when she pleases and get exactly what she wants.

New Belgium The Glass that Gives Glassware Set

A set of two New Belgium Brewing  globe glasses with a fat tire cruiser etching in the bottom will look great for any holiday party. For ever set New Belgium sells, $1 will be donated to the cause of the purchasers choice, with 4 different organizations to choose from. The glasses come in both 12 and 16oz sizes and can be found in the brewery or online.

Perfect Pint Beer Soap

Handmade in Denver out of New Belgium beer, the makers claim it is “all things Colorado”. It is scented with lime, cedarwood and pachoulli. Cocoa butter and hemp seed oil will add moisture to the driest Rocky Mountain Winters. Not only are these sold online, but also at New Belgium Brewing.

Bonus: Lefthand Milk Stout Shirt

Every time beard shirtI see this shirt, I laugh. Loudly. I can’t get over how much I love it. Beer and beards are two of my favorite things, and I know many other women who would say the same!

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