Give friends a beer, and they’ll drink for a day; give friends one of these fantastic homebrewing and beer-related gifts, and they’ll be your drinking buddies for a lifetime.
Ss Brewtech Unitank
One tank to Rule Them All! Homebrewers can now ferment, condition, and even serve beer by getting in on the same stainless-steel unitank equipment from SS Brewtech that was formerly only available to pros... at the perfect 10-gallon homebrew size. Beautifully designed and constructed. You’re certain to find more uses for these than you ever imagined!
The Exchilerator counterflow wort chiller gets the job done fast—much faster than an immersion chiller and without the cleaning headaches of a plate chiller. You know it’s important to get your wort through that dangerous infection-prone temperature zone as quickly as possible, and this one does it in a fast and sanitary way.
Five Star Chemicals
From the squeaky-clean folks at Five Star Chemicals come PBW and B.S. Remover, two formidable products brewers shouldn’t be without. PBW does the work of a cleaning crew, working off caked-on ick and grunge with an alkaline formula, and B.S. Remover uses an acid-based formula to remove organic deposits that alkaline cleaners can’t break down. Together, they’ll clean anything!
Blichmann RipTide™ Brewing Pump
Pumps make your brew day flow so much easier, and this first pump designed specifically for homebrewing makes priming and cleanup a breeze. From the built-in valve to the stainless-steel removable tri-clamp pump head, every detail was considered. It’s the new gold standard!
Pico Model C
Pico Model C, from PicoBrew, is an award-winning craft beer brewing appliance that makes it fun, easy and affordable for anyone to brew their own fresh, delicious craft beer. Pico Model C can brew five liters of craft beer in about two hours and has a grain-to-glass serving time of just seven to 10 days. It uses compostable PicoPak ingredient packs, which contain the fresh hops and grains needed to brew fresh, brew-pub quality craft beers.
Spike Brewing Conical
Newly redesigned from the ground up, Spike Brewing’s conical unitanks are fully loaded with top-notch features, come in just about every size a brewer could wish for, and are absolutely beautiful to boot. The removable lid plus sanitary welded tri-clover fittings (no weldless fittings) allow you to boost pressure as high as 15psi, allowing for dual-use as a brite tank—a killer feature for tanks in this price range!
Take Better Control of Your Fermentations! The new pro model conical fermentor from Grainfather features a built-in heating element and a glycol-ready dual wall jacket (glycol chiller sold separately) that allows homebrewers to ferment like the pros for a surprisingly low price!
When you want it all! There isn’t much the Growler- Werks uKeg growler doesn’t have. Insulated? Check. Automatic CO2 regulator? Check. External sight glass? Check. Customizable tap, stunning design, and fresh beer all the time? Check, check, and check! You’ll be the life of the party when you show up with a uKeg, and the only question you need to ask yourself is “64 oz or 128 oz?”
Luigi Bormioli Birrateque Beer Glasses
This craft-beer six-glass set from Luigi Bormioli features two each of three of their most popular designs—IPA, wheat beer, and the stemmed taster. They’re built sturdy to withstand frequent washing and include light etching inside the glass bottoms to promote nucleation for a consistent head.
Go Incognito! Bottlekeeper’s innovative and insulated housing keeps your beer bottles cold, safe, and out of sight of prying eyes. It might look like your average water bottle from the outside, but inside, the screw-on lid reseals your open bottle and keeps it in perfect shape, sip after sip. Available in a variety of sizes for everything from longnecks to bombers.
Craft A Brew Catalyst Fermenter
The Best of Both Worlds! The geniuses at Craft A Brew have come up with an innovative solution for simplifying the homebrewing process. The Catalyst Fermentation system handles fermentation and bottling for you—all you need is a kettle and a spoon. Its Trub Trap makes harvesting yeast a snap, and its wicked-smart design is mess-free (this is one case where gravity actually is your friend). And as if that’s not enough, the tank is dishwasher safe. Enjoy the convenience of a conical with the visual benefits of a carboy!
Pangea Designs Bottle Openers
Minimum Size, Maximum Effect! You never want to be that person who doesn’t have a bottle opener, and with Pangea Designs’ ultra minimalist offerings, there’s no excuse to not carry one. From the tiny Pico to the multifunction Pickpocket and the entertaining Beertop Delta, there’s a model for everyone.
Electric Brewing Supply
Brewing Goes Electric! From turnkey panels to DIY kits, Electric Brew Systems has everything you need to go electric. With options from manual control to BCS app automation, you can get as hands-on or future-proof as you like. These panels are the best in the business, so buy with confidence.
Uni-Stat Temperature Controls
The Best $99 Brewing Upgrade You Can Buy! The editors of this magazine chose it as an Editors’ Pick in the annual gear guide, and when you see how simple it is to control heating elements or cooling apparatus with the Uni-Stat III, you’ll never ferment with anything else again.
BBQ Pellets Online Bottle Openers
Bottle openers for BBQ fanatics! Are you a beer fan who spends as much time in front of a grill or smoker as you do with a beer in your hand? Celebrate both loves with these new BBQ-themed bottle openers. Both ship with strong magnets so you can attach them to your grill when not in use.
Get the cleanest, fastest fermentation imaginable while taking the quality of your beer to the max with the 14G FastFerment. Harvesting yeast is a snap, and tossing trub couldn’t be easier. And better yet, you’re left with beer that tastes amazing because the fermentor’s unique design minimizes contact with oxygen.
Clawhammer Copper Still Kit
Shine It Up! Don’t relegate yourself to the mass-produced liquors on the market. Get in touch with your inner artisan and handcraft your own with the 1 Gallon Copper Moonshine Still Kit. Trick it out with optional accessories, click to buy, and you’ll be making your own within a week!
The new one-gallon TrailKeg is perfect for taking great draft beer with you wherever you go. With vacuum insulation, CO2 pressurization, and a clever ball lock fitting that allows you to attach a draft faucet or a party tap, you can enjoy cold, carbonated draft beer miles from the nearest kegerator without having to haul heavy kegs or bags of ice.
San Francisco Herb Co. Brewing Herbs
For the finest-quality herbs prepared specifically for brewers, look no farther than San Francisco Herb Co. With a wide variety of everything from anise to wormwood, offered in multiple formats, finding the perfect flavors for your creative beers has never been so easy.
Grandstand Fleece Lounger
Get your holiday on in style with a customized fleece lounger from Grandstand. Whether you’re day drinking, watching the game, or looking to make a grand entrance at that next bottle share, nothing says “I value comfort above all else” like a branded onesie. Available in sizes small through 3x.
Stay cool...or hot! Controlling temperature is one of the keys to making great beer, but older methods like ice baths are prone to mistakes and putting fermentors inside of fridges eats up space fast. Brew Jacket’s Immersion Pro solves that problem with dual-stage sanitary solid state heating and cooling from inside the vessel—where it really matters. Use it with your favorite fermentor—either drill out your own lid or buy one pre-drilled from their store!
Northwest Bierhaus Jerky
Where meat and beer meet. Drinking beer can work up quite an appetite, so satiate it with the ultimate drinking snack—jerky made with craft beer. Northwest Bierhaus Jerky offers four different flavors made with beer—IPA, Hot IPA, Dark Ale, and Hot Dark Ale. And if there’s a wine drinker in your life, they even have a few wine-soaked variations as well.
The Smokin Wedgie
Add delicious smoked flavor to your food while you grill with the Smokin Wedgie and wood pellets! This stainless-steel basket is built tough to last long, and the clever wedge shape makes it easy to tuck into the corner of your charcoal or gas grill, giving you the flavor of a smoker with the convenience of a grill.
There are only 40 spots total for this intimate opportunity for new and in-planning breweries to spend multiple days with the best minds in brewing. Move beyond the guesswork and spend four days in Asheville, North Carolina, connecting with the experts who have built successful breweries. By learning from the experiences of brewers and owners who have been there before, you’ll save yourself the money and time lost in missteps.