2020’s top 20 gifts for beer making

2020’s top 20 gifts for beer making

Whether you’re shopping for the holidays or you’re on the hunt for the perfect Father’s Day gift, you can’t go wrong with gifts for beer making at home!

 

Dads, grads or anyone on your gift list who loves craft beer (& has already toured every brewery in town) will have a blast learning how to craft their own homebrew with a DIY kit.

 

CraftaBrew.com has gifts for every taste and every budget that are perfect for the friend who stands in line for limited edition beer releases, the friend who travels for beer, the IPA snob, the stout lover, even the light beer drinker. 

 

We’ve categorized our gift guide based on your budget – whether you’re looking to splurge or are looking for wallet friendly gifts for beer making!

Gifts Under $50


1 Gallon Home Beer Brewing Kit

($45 – $48)

The ultimate gift for any craft beer drinker is a 1 gallon homebrew kit. This essential starter kit comes with everything needed to make a gallon of craft beer at home. With 20+ beer styles to choose from, including a Hefeweizen, Dry Irish Stout, New England IPA, Gluten Free beer and even a Sour Beer, there’s a brew kit for everyone.

These all in one gifts for beer making include reusable equipment: a 1 gallon glass jug, rubber stopper, thermometer, funnel, transfer rubbing, racking cane & airlock. Each kit also uses the same high quality ingredients used by American craft breweries: hops, malts, yeast & special ingredients like orange peel or cacao nibs. Step by step instructions walk new brewers through every part of the process, from brew day to bottling day.

BONUS GIFT IDEA: add on a 1 gallon beer, wine, hard cider or hard seltzer recipe kit. These 1 gallon ingredient refills come with all the ingredients to DIY another gallon of a boozy beverage once they’ve bottled their beer! All equipment in our kits is reusable for future fermentations.

Hard Seltzer Kit

($34.99)

A DIY White Claw kit is perfect for the spiked seltzer lover on your list! This starter kit is simple to use and includes the ingredients to brew a gallon of grapefruit hard seltzer. Each compact kit comes with a glass fermenter and lid, airlock, funnel, sanitizer & user-friendly instructions. Ingredients are also included: non-GMO dextrose, yeast, yeast nutrient & natural grapefruit flavor.

 

Homebrewed hard seltzer is naturally gluten-free, naturally flavored & naturally carbonated. A gallon of fizzy seltzer – 8 to 10 bottles – is ready to drink in 4 short weeks and finishes at a just-right 4.5% ABV (alcohol by volume).

Kombucha Starter Kit

($39.99)

Consider your shopping DONE for your yoga buddy, your niece in college or anyone on your list who is on a health kick. A Kombucha Starter Kit makes a gallon of fizzy fermented tea right out of the box. Kombucha is good for your gut and non-alcoholic with sweet/tart flavors. It makes a great substitute for soda! 

 

The Craft a Brew Kombucha Starter Kit includes organic black loose leaf tea, organic cane sugar, a glass fermenting jar, a cloth & rubber band, a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast) and an instruction manual

 

The SCOBY is actually alive! If you are gifting this to someone who is super busy and may not be able to brew their kombucha right away OR if you’re doing your gift shopping way in advance you are in luck! We give you the option to include the SCOBY in the gift OR to include a claim code to allow the gift recipient to redeem their SCOBY when they’re ready (at no additional charge – absolutely free)!

 

Kombucha is one of our easiest & quickest beverages to ferment at home – ideal for someone who isn’t ready to dive into a complicated new hobby. A batch of booch is ready to drink in 2-3 weeks and the SCOBY is reused for infinite-TEA!

Hard Cider Kit

($45)

Shopping for gluten-free friends? Gift a Hard Apple Cider Kit! A gallon of dry, sparkling hard cider is ready to drink in just 20 days and a few easy steps. This hard cider making kit includes reusable, industry standard fermenting equipment: a 1 gallon glass carboy, funnel, rubber stopper, airlock, racking cane & transfer tubing. This starter kit also includes ingredients to make three 1 gallon batches of hard apple cider!

 

You choose the juice, this kit brings the rest. Make a traditional cloudy cider with unfiltered apple cider or opt for a clearer, crisper cider with plain apple juice. The included instruction booklet includes recipe ideas for an apple cinnamon batch or an apple berry batch!

Botanical Gin Kit

($34.99)

This infusion kit is perfect for the home mixologist, the friend with an impressive bar cart or the person who is tough to shop for. This DIY Gin Making Kit includes everything needed to transform store bought vodka into small batch gin in just 2 days.

 

A vial of juniper berries and a vial of 10 carefully curated botanicals (like lemon peel & lavender) come together to transform vodka into a bright, complex spirit that will elevate any homemade cocktails. The Botanical Gin Kit includes two 375 mL glass bottles with wood topped corks for storing the finished gin. It also includes a funnel, straining filter & instructions.

Gifts Under $100


First Time Homebrewer Gift Package – 1 gallon starter kit

($74.99)

One of our most popular gifts for beer making is this deluxe starter kit, which includes your choice of our most popular, best selling 1 gallon Beer Brewing Kits AND a Deluxe Bottling Kit. This ultimate starter kit has everything they need to brew and bottle their very first gallon of homebrewed beer. Choose from an American Pale Ale, Hefeweizen, Brown Ale, Dry Irish Stout or Oktoberfest home beer brewing kit.

 

The First Time Homebrewer Gift Package comes with reusable fermentation equipment, ingredients to brew a gallon of beer, ten 12oz beer bottles, a capper tool & 30+ bottle caps. Step by step instructions walk new brewers through every part of the process, from brew day to bottling day.

BONUS GIFT IDEA: the equipment included in this starter kit can be used to ferment several other beverages – like wine, hard cider or hard seltzer. Add on a 1 gallon beer, wine, hard cider or hard seltzer recipe kit. These 1 gallon ingredient refills come with all the ingredients to DIY another gallon of a boozy beverage once they’ve bottled their beer!

Wine Making Kit

($60)

A Make Your Own Wine Kit is the go-to gift idea for your wine-y sister, the friend who dreams of visiting wine country or the aunt with a vase full of wine corks. DIY Wine Kits includes reusable equipment, wine corks, step-by-step instructions and ingredients sourced from famous wine growing regions around the world. 

 

Choose from a Chilean Merlot, a California Cabernet Sauvignon, an Italian Pinot Grigio or a Australian Chardonnay. A DIY wine kit makes 1 gallon (5 bottles) of wine in just 4 weeks! 

BONUS GIFT IDEA: add on a 1 wine recipe kit ingredient refill, which is compatible with the reusable equipment! Especially if you’re aren’t sure whether they prefer red or white…gift them BOTH! These recipe kits include the wine juice base, more corks, and other additives needed to craft a new batch of wine with their reusable glass fermenter.

Deluxe Kombucha Kit

($69.99)

The Deluxe Kombucha Kit comes with everything in our standard starter kit PLUS a bottling kit and funnel! With this all-inclusive kombucha starter kit your gift recipient won’t need to source a thing! 

 

The Deluxe Kombucha Starter Kit includes organic black loose leaf tea, organic cane sugar, a glass fermenting jar, a cloth & rubber band, a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast), an instruction manual PLUS eight 16oz glass bottles with twist caps and a stainless steel funnel with a filter. A batch of booch is ready to drink in 2-3 weeks and the SCOBY is reused for infinite-TEA!

 

The SCOBY is actually alive! If you are gifting this to someone who is super busy and may not be able to brew their kombucha right away OR if you’re doing your gift shopping way in advance you are in luck! We give you the option to include the SCOBY in the gift OR to include a claim code to allow the gift recipient to redeem their SCOBY when they’re ready (at no additional charge – absolutely free)!

Premium gifts for beer making:


The Stasis Glycol Chiller

($749)

This is quite possibly THE most game changing gifts for beer making you can give to a craft beer brewer! If the homebrewer in your life is looking to step up their homebrewery – look no further than The Stasis. This sleek, compact glycol chiller helps homebrewers who brew 5 – 10 gallons at a time precisely control fermentation temperatures. Consistent temperature control is crucial for brewing your best beers and improving flavor & clarity. 

 

Temperature control is also the only way homebrewers can make lagers at home. Pilsners, Oktoberfests & lagers require extremely cold and extremely specific temperatures, which are typically out of reach for many homebrewers. Professional level temperature control in a compact unit will catapult any homebrewer into a new stage of their hobby!

BONUS GIFT IDEA: depending on what fermenter they have, explore accessories to help them incorporate The Stasis glycol chiller into their homebrewery. Whether you’re shopping for a brewer who uses a carboy, a bucket or The Catalyst, we have all the tools to level up their homebrewery.

The Catalyst Fermentation System

($199)

The Catalyst Fermentation System is one of our most popular gifts for beer making. The Catalyst is a conical fermenter that is the perfect gift for a new or a seasoned homebrewer who ferments 5 gallons at a time. A conical fermenter is essentially a cone-shaped fermenter that streamlines the homebrewing process, saving time, money and storage space. Learn more about the Catalyst in our blog post: “What is a conical fermenter?”

 

The Catalyst is user friendly and easy to use, making it a great gift to a brand new brewer. It’s also sophisticated enough to wow a long-time homebrewer! The Catalyst’s conical shape makes it easier to separate beer from sediment and makes bottling a breeze. The Catalyst is commonly used to ferment craft beer, but it can also be used to make hard cider, wine, mead & more!

BONUS GIFT IDEA: add on the cover & carrier for The Catalyst as a stocking stuffer. This custom accessory blocks out UV light, which is harmful to beer, and has handles to easily lift and transport the full fermenter.

The New Brewer Starter Kit – 5 gallon starter kit

($249.99)

This 5 gallon beer brewing starter set is one of our most popular gifts for beer making. Ideal for first time brewers, this all inclusive starter kit includes everything needed to brew and ferment 5 gallons of craft beer! If you’re looking to give someone everything they’ll need to jumpstart their hobby, look no further. 

 

This comprehensive homebrew starter kit includes The Catalyst Fermentation System, a Capping Kit (capper tool & 100 bottle caps), a thermometer, sanitizer, a Guide to Brewing & Fermenting and a 5 gallon beer recipe kit of your choice (specialty grains, hops, dry malt extract & yeast).

 

This starter kit is great for new brewers who don’t have a lot of space for excess, bulky equipment. Perfect for the go big or go home beer lover on your list or the one who has dreams of opening a brewery someday.

The Craft Beer Obsessed Gift Package

($125)

One of our favorite slam dunk gifts for beer making: the Craft Beer Obsessed Gift Package. This comprehensive gift package not only comes with the essentials, but it comes with just about every accessory and tool a brand new brewer could ever need.

 

This exhaustive craft brewing starter kit includes:

  • 1 gallon Stone Pale Ale beer brewing kit 
  • 1 gallon Chocolate Milk Stout beer recipe kit 
  • Deluxe Bottling Kit 
  • Carboy Brush (makes cleaning a breeze)
  • Mini Auto siphon (makes transferring beer a breeze)
  • Hydrometer (a tool to measure a beer’s alcohol content)
  • Fermomter (an adhesive thermometer)
  • 2 Craft a Brew Belgian beer glasses

 

With this ultimate gift, the recipient won’t need to buy a single thing to get their new hobby started! Plus, they’ll be equipped with special accessories that help them learn the fermentation process and perfect their homebrewed beer.

Homebrew Stocking Stuffers – $20 or less


Hard Cider Recipe Kit

($15)

A Hard Cider Recipe Kit is an ingredient “refill” complete with yeast & sanitizer to whip up three separate batches of sparkling apple cider. Each batch is totally customizable and can be treated with fruit or spices so you never have to make the same cider twice! 

This recipe kit is compatible with any 1 gallon carboy, making it a great gift for anyone on your list who already homebrews. This recipe kit also makes a great addition to any Craft a Brew 1 gallon Beer Kit, Wine Kit or Hard Seltzer Kit. If you’re shopping for someone who has never brewed or fermented at home before check out our Hard Cider Kit, which includes equipment to get started!

Gin Recipe Kit

($15)

A Gin Recipe Kit includes juniper berries and 10 other carefully curated botanicals (like lemon peel and lavender), which transform plain old store bought vodka into bright, floral gin. The recipe kit includes basic instructions for infusing vodka and a filter for straining out the botanicals. 

While this recipe kit can be used on its own it is designed as an ingredient “refill” for our Botanical Gin Kit, which includes a funnel and two corked glass bottles to store the finished gin on the bar cart!

Proper Glassware

($8.00 – $9.99)

A specialty beer glass is a slam dunk gift for any craft beer drinker because their glassware collection is never truly complete. Gift them a classic stemmed Belgian beer glass, which enhances the flavors and aromas of Belgian beers, stouts and most craft beer styles.

For the adventurous craft beer drinker, consider a psychedelic stemless beer glass complete with an all-seeing hop eye, a triceraHOPS dinosaur and a hop head with a purple beer belly. This limited edition glass is only available on CraftaBrew.com and was designed by Orlando illustrator Humid Daze.

Edible Glitter to make glitter beer

($6.99)

If you’re shopping for a craft beer drinker who loves a wacky novelty beer, gift them some beer-safe edible glitter with that homebrew kit! They can dose their homebrewed beer with a little or a lot of glitter, making each bottle extra festive. Even if they aren’t a homebrewer, they can make any store bought bottle of beer extra sparkly with a few dashes.

Mini Auto Siphon

($10)

Bottling day might be one of the most tedious steps of the homebrewing process. Make a homebrewers life easier with this simple, but life saving tool! Siphoning is a technique used in homebrewing in order to separate beer from sediment while avoiding splashing or oxidizing it. An auto siphon gets the siphon flow started with a few pumps, saving time and frustration.

Hydrometer

($8)

One of the best gifts for beer making to accompany a homebrew kit is a hydrometer. This simple tool helps a brewer calculate exactly how much alcohol content their beer has. With small samples of beer taken on brew day and on bottling day are poured into the test tube. The hydrometer floats inside, revealing the “gravity reading.” Readings are compared to calculate the exact ABV! Directions are included.

Beer Recipe Kits – 1 gallon

($15 – $18)

BONUS GIFT IDEA: If the craft beer lover on your list has a favorite brewery, shop one of our Craft Brewer Collaboration Recipe Kits. This series of collaboration beers features recipes created in partnership with Sixpoint Brewery (Resin IIPA), Stone Brewing Co. (Stone Pale Ale) and Funky Buddha Brewery (Chant IPA).

If you’re shopping for a craft beer drinker who already brews their own beer and has their own equipment, consider a Beer Recipe Kit. These 1 gallon ingredient “refills” include dry malt extract, specialty grains, hops, yeast, sanitizer & special ingredients to brew another batch of beer.

SCOBY for Kombucha Brewing

($19.99)

Any homebrewer can start making their own kombucha with a SCOBY (Symbiotic Culture Of Bacteria & Yeast). This culture turns sweetened black tea into fermented kombucha. All you need to turn this SCOBY into a gallon of kombucha tea is: some black tea & sugar, a jar to ferment in & some cloth to protect the tea inside!

 

While this SCOBY can certainly be gifted on its own to a resourceful homebrewer, you can also gift a complete Kombucha Starter Kit. This DIY kit includes all the necessary equipment, tea & sugar a new brewer needs to brew kombucha at home.   

CraftaBrew.com Gift Card

If you’re totally unsure of what gifts for beer making would be best for the beer lovers on your list try a Craft a Brew gift card! This way your beer drinkin’ buddy can pick out the kit and equipment that suit their tastes! Load $25, $50 or up to $200 on a digital gift card for the homebrewers on your shopping list.

 

If you are shopping for a super picky beer drinker, a seasoned homebrewer or have questions about any of our products drop us a line at support@craftabrew.com & we’ll help you find the PERFECT gifts for beer making for everyone on your list! 

Kaley
Kaley@Craftabrew.com


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