The first snow has fallen, holiday music fills the malls, and the year-end parties are filling up your calendar. It’s the festive time of year again! And that means time to find gifts for all your loved ones. Here are five tasty ideas that will quench their thirst. (No need to thank us!)
An Advent “case”
What better way to get ready for the upcoming festivities than with a unique Advent calendar idea: an Advent beer case! The lucky recipient can patiently wait for Santa’s arrival with a daily dose of hoppy goodness! Since you can personalize the contents, this gift is perfect for that beer lover in your life or someone who’s just getting into beer tasting for the first time. Build your own Beer 101 case featuring different types of beer or beers of the same style. Or pick bottles you know your beer aficionado will love!
Then head online to find ideas to put your Advent case together. If you love arts and crafts, try decorating an empty beer case. Less adventurous? Wrap each bottle individually in festive paper, or place them in an empty case filled with enough confetti to cover the labels. Just be sure to number the top of each bottle!
Passport to a tasty adventure
For beer lovers who love to roam, try a Passeport en fût. For just $40, this app is a great way to discover 12 of Québec’s 70 microbreweries—including our own! The passport includes either a pint, three tastings or a non-alcoholic drink. Plus the app is so easy to use! Breweries are listed by region, along with details about each brewery as well as recommendations on what to order. The passport doesn’t expire—so there’s plenty of time to enjoy this tasty gift!
For beer lovers who are always thirsty to learn more, or for those who are just starting their beer journey, Les saveurs gastronomiques de la bière makes the perfect gift (French only). This 600-page book has won many prizes, including Best Beer Book in the World at the Gourmand World Cookbook Awards. Learn about beer tastings, the flavour varieties in beer and the ingredients and methods used in brewing, plus discover food and beer pairings and themed tastings. Authors David Lévesque Gendron and Martin Thibault take you on a tour from a uniquely Québec perspective. A must-have for beer lovers!
A gift from Boldwin
Got a Boldwin beer lover in your entourage? Visit our Boucherville brewery boutique! You’ll find t-shirts for men and women, caps, pint glasses, 1- and 2-litre growlers to fill up at the brewery, and more! Boldwin also has a range of beer soaps created in partnership with Savonnerie des Diligences. There’s something for everyone!
Wear the colours proudly
Is the beer lover in your life proud to drink local brews? Let them wear their colours proudly with a Boire local t-shirt! It’s a great opportunity to be a spokesperson for Québec brews and share the message of the Atman brothers, who started the project: Go directly to the source (or as close as possible), diminish your environmental impact, and be guaranteed a product that’s fresher and of better quality while supporting the local economy. Find men and women’s t-shirts printed in Montréal right here.