Okay, so sticking a shiny bow on a fresh pack of Christmas Ale is an easy W for your holiday gift exchange. But for those eager elves who like to wow their loved ones with a more personalized experience, we’ve assembled this special guide to gift giving the GLBC way.
For the Christmas Ale Connoisseur
Trust us, for over thirty years we’ve witnessed firsthand the power of a fresh pint of Christmas Ale to make spirits bright. Is there somebody in your life who lights up when Christmas Ale is mentioned? Who lines up every year for First Pour, and keeps their fridge as decked as their halls? Treat them to their dream Christmas Ale holiday haul. First, help them celebrate their favorite beer’s 30th anniversary in style with the limited release Christmas Ale crew neck, a special collab with our friends at Homage. Decorate their home bar with a special 30th Anniversary Tin Tacker, and their tree with a commemorative ornament. And there’s nothing like the festive clink of a glass to elevate your holiday toasts, so why not throw in some bona fide Christmas Ale glassware?
For the Friend of a Four-Legged Friend
Hey, a bunch of dogs called our general info number (don’t ask us how) and told us they don’t want to wear the jingly reindeer antlers this year. For your friends with fuzzy friends, take a W-A-L-K to the Great Lakes gift shop or online store for some special treats that are sure to get their tails wagging. A GLBC collar and leash combo would make any pup proud to heel and stay with you. The collapsible Sillipint bowl is packable and easy to clean, so your best bud can post up with you and stay hydrated during long walks and longer happy hours. And make sure you place the Brewhaus Dog Bones on the highest bough, because these small batch, oven baked peanut butter treats (featuring brewery spent grain) are irresistible! Best of all, Brewhaus Bakery Co. is a not-for-profit company dedicated to providing vocational training for young adults with disabilities, so you can spread some joy and support a great cause.
For the Happy Camper
Some of us go over the river and through the woods to grandmother’s house, and some just… keep going! For the intrepid set in your life, we recommend gearing them up for adventure. Canned beer is a great start for outdoor refreshment, especially when poured into our cozy enamel camp mug. Hydration is essential, so give them a GLBC RTIC water bottle, built to last and retain temperature, and maybe even collect a few brewery stickers. For a little extra warmth over your adventurous buddy’s base layer, our Great Lakes Silhouette Crew Neck fits the bill and the outdoorsy theme. For those firewood runs, winter tailgates, and tree lightings, our GLBC pom beanie makes a perfect topper.
For Your Home for the Holidays
We’ve all got one buddy who gets a little too into the hobby du jour (we’re looking at you, people with air fryers). But hobbies are essential to our joy, especially in the cold winter months. For the crafty, would-be artisan in your life, spoil them with a mix of locally made GLBC approved goods to inspire their next party theme, project, or elaborate Sunday night dinner. Our Ohio-shaped laser engraved bamboo cutting board (currently available at the gift shop only) is the perfect piece for experimenting with the new butter board trend. Pair it with some wood coasters to make your dining room table the heart of it all. For your loveable chum who’s slowly made owning a smoker their whole personality (honestly, good for them!) gift a box of our signature BBQ sauces, Ham Glaze, or Bertman Original Dortmunder Gold Mustard to complement their next cookout. And keep your secret Santa spoiled with a crafted bar of Christmas Ale soap by Chagrin Valley Soap & Salve Company. After all that entertaining, a refreshing spa day is the ultimate gift (shower beer highly recommended).
There’s plenty of time to check off your shopping list, and we’re here to help! If you’re ordering from our online store, make sure you place your orders by December 9 for the best chance at delivery by Christmas. And head to our gift shop this Black Friday to browse some incredible deals, maybe with a fresh pint in hand!
Words by Marissa DeSantis
Photos by Adam Ritterspach