Gift Guide | Craft Beer & Brewing

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.

CARB IT QUICKER

Waiting for beer to carb is about as fun (and fast) as watching paint dry. You’ve racked it and now you want to drink it (without wait- ing)—what’s a brewer to do? Hook your corny up to the Blichmann QuickCarb, let it run for an hour or so, and voilà—fully carbonated beer. Once you use it, you’ll wonder how you ever lived without it.

PLUS MEANS PRO-LEVEL FEATURES

The Spike+ line draws from the pro side of brewing with the standard use of tri-clamp (TC) fittings. They don’t have any threads and use a gasket and clamp that allow for quick attaching/detaching of fittings. The offset design of the ports on these kettles allows ample room to use their butterfly valves or other accessories.

BETTER GEAR FOR BETTER BEER

Ss Brewtech is redefining yet another product category in homebrewing with their new eControllers and eKettles, featuring best-in-class pro-grade components and advanced features that will take your eBrewery to the next level! Engineering Better Beer.

SUPERB STORAGE AND SERVING

TrailKeg is a vacuum insu- lated, pressurized growler that stays cold for 24 hours and keeps beer perfectly carbonated. Perfect for tail- gating, camping, barbecues, or keeping your favorite craft beer on tap in your fridge.

TRUE TO THE BREW

For more than 30 years TrueBrewTM has brought high-quality equipment and in- gredients to homebrewers and winemakers nationwide. Their products can be found through select retailers across the country. Ask for TrueBrew™ & FineWine™ by name.

MAKE CLEANUP A PIECE OF CAKE

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!

ANYTHING GOSE

Gose explores the history of this lightly sour wheat-beer style and its traditional ingredients and brewing techniques. Learn about salinity, spices, and lactic acid as you experiment with Gose recipes from some well-known craft brewers.

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

STORE AND POUR IN STYLE

Draft beer the way the brewer intended. Cold, fresh, and carbonated draft beer under the tree this year? Yes, please! The uKeg keeps giving, in two sizes and four color finishes, including the sexy Black Chrome.

GLASSWARE WITH PERSONALITY

From the Catsholes Can Glass to the Cheat Code Tulip and so much more, Craft Branded has a glass for every brand of beer geek. If your niche hasn’t been filled yet, they take requests.

A CONNECTED BREWING APPLIANCE

BeerMKR is the world’s only all-in-one countertop beer brewer that anyone can use. It makes a gallon of commercial-quality beer in a week, and you can monitor the entire process on your phone.

LIGHTEN UP

The LUM17 tank light is UL rated in the USA and Canada and IP65 rated per IEC 60529. It provides bright illumination using high-grade optics and offers high reliability and safety even in harsh environments.

MAP YOUR BEER EXPLORATION

The USA map tells your coast- to-coast beer story. The stun- ning wood map is more than 3 feet wide and holds 177 caps. Display caps geographically or mix it up to create your own personalized art.

VISIT THE VALLEY WHERE BEER IS GROWN

The Yakima Valley is the hops capitol of the nation, growing more than 75% of our nation’s hops. It’s where you can drink a beer brewed with the hops growing right outside the brewery’s door. Visit them!

THE BEST OF BOTH WORLDS

The Catalyst Fermentation System’s wicked-smart design combines the convenience of a conical fermentor with the visual benefits of a carboy. Primary and secondary ferment, remove trub, harvest yeast, and bottle all from the same vessel!

EVERYTHING YOU NEED, NOTHING YOU DON’T

The 7.5-gallon Anvil bucket fermentors are built from 304 steel and feature coned bottoms for settling out yeast and trub, a rotating racking arm, embossed level mark- ings inside the vessel, sturdy handles, and a liquid crystal thermometer for keeping an eye on fermentation temps. It’s durable, easy to use, and easy to clean.

COMPACT, INEXPENSIVE GLYCOL COOLING

The Stasis—Craft a Brew’s latest innovation—is a compact glycol chiller that’s compatible with any fermentor. Offering professional control at an affordable price, the Stasis chills up to two fermentors and is powerful enough to lager or even cold crash two fermentors at once with digitally controlled accuracy.

WELCOME TO FLAVOR TOWN

For the finest-quality herbs prepared specifically for brewers, look no further than San Francisco Herb Co. With a wide variety of everything from anise to wormwood, offered in multiple formats, they make finding the perfect flavors for your creative beers so easy.

VINTAGE BEER THREADS

Join the monthly beer-shirt club that delivers a new T-shirt or tank top featuring great American breweries from pre- and post-Prohibition days. Their goal is to bring great artwork, labels, and beer history back to life

A BETTER WAY TO COOL (AND HEAT)

BrewJacket Immersion Pro can warm or cool your fer- menting beer, wine, or mead by as much as 35°F (20°C) above or below your ambient temperature and maintain the set temperature to 0.3°F, a level of control found only in commercial breweries, wineries, and meaderies.

FORM MEETS FUNCTION

Built to Brew! Form meets function with the Fusion 25 half-barrel brewing system (10–18-gallon batches). Available in propane, natural gas, or full electric. Completely inte- grated, fully tested, ships almost completely assembled, unrivaled customer support.

BELMA® HOPS, YOUR NEW FAVORITE

Dual-purpose hops with strawberry, citrus, melon, and grapefruit notes. AA ranges from 9.8% to 12.1%, and they’re grown exclusively at Hops Direct, Puterbaugh Farms. Leaf and pellet available in 1#, 5#, 11#, and 44# units. Wholesale pricing available.

CUSTOM COOLNESS

Make your brewery or homebrew club look great with a custom printed canopy from Custom Canopy. They’ve been changing the game with add-ons such as table covers, flags, and walls, plus free design and fast turnaround in as little as 3 days!

THE BREWCATION OF A LIFETIME

There are only 60 tickets total for the country's best brewing experience! Brew with world-class master brewers over four days at one of the most beautiful places in the world, Boothbay Harbor, Maine.

RELAX WHILE YOU CHILL

There’s a reason all the pros chill fermentation tanks with glycol—it just works. Enjoy that same efficiency and ease-of-use at home with Ss Brewtech’s updated and improved Ss Glycol Chiller. The vertical design saves space, and the unit is designed to chill up to six fermentors at a time.

LEARN TO BREW FROM THE BEST

John Palmer is an undisputed master of the science of brewing, and this completely revised and updated edition of his classic book is an essential for any brewer’s li- brary. It’s the definitive guide to making beers at home for anyone serious about making better beer.

THE GIFT FOR THOSE WHO MAKE GREAT BEER

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