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December 15, 2022by Buffalocal

Give the gift of Buffalo craft beer this year!

If you’re looking for gift ideas for the craft beer drinkers in your life, this was written for you. 

You really can’t go wrong by gifting someone a pack of Buffalo beer, but if you want to make your gift extra special to unwrap, pair it with one of these items. 

Here are gift ideas to give (or ask for) this holiday season:

Gift Ideas - Craft Beer Merch
Photo by Community Beer Works

Gift Idea: Merch

Locals like to rep their favorite local brands almost as much as they like to enjoy their favorite local beers.

If you’re looking for merch gift ideas, visit your local taprooms to shop or browse their online shops. 

  • Community Beer Works has t-shirts, scarves, patches, beanies, and Oxford Pennant sets
  • 42 North Brewing has hats, t-shirts, hoodies, flannels, onesies, and more 
  • Hamburg Brewing has crewnecks, hoodies, beanies, snapback hats, t-shirts, and more 
  • Resurgence Brewing has a variety of t-shirts
  • Big Ditch Brewing has polos, t-shirts, hoodies, mesh hats, holiday beanies, and more 
  • Southern Tier Brewing has crewnecks, hoodies, vests, shirts, hats, beanies, and more 
  • 12 Gates Brewing has ornaments, shirts, and hats, and more 
  • Pressure Drop Brewing has hats, t-shirts, and even fanny packs

Gift Ideas - Craft Beer Glassware
Photo by 42 Brewing Company

Gift Idea: Glassware & Drinkware

Beer geeks appreciate proper glassware at the bar and when they are drinking at home.

If you’re shopping for someone who likes hosting guests for beer shares and parties, glassware makes for a great gift.

You can find branded glassware and drinkware at your favorite breweries around Buffalo. 

Gift Idea - WNY Trail Pass
Photo by WNY Beer Trail

Gift Idea: A 2023 Trail Pass

This special pass was made for Buffalo craft beer drinkers!

The 2023 Trail Pass from WNY Beer Trail gets you discounts at 53 locations around Western New York, including 14 Buffalocal brands

Gift Idea - Gift Card - Craft Beer
Photo by 12 Gates Brewing Company

Gift Idea: Gift Cards

If you’re not sure what to get someone, you can always give them the gift of choice. 

Someone who likes to keep a fully stocked beer fridge at home will appreciate a gift card to a local bottle shop, beverage store, or grocery store so they can stock up on beer in Buffalo. 

If you’re shopping for someone who prefers to drink at local bars and breweries, get them a gift card to a craft beer bar in Buffalo or a Buffalocal brewery.

Several breweries are even offering extra incentives for purchasing gift cards during the holiday season! 

Gift Idea - Pub Club
Photo by Pressure Drop Brewing

Gift Idea: Club Memberships

When you find a spot you like going to time and time again, signing up for a membership just makes sense.

If you’re shopping for someone who has a favorite spot, a membership is a great gift.

Our friends at 42 North Brewing, Blackbird CiderWorks, New York Beer Project, and Pressure Drop Brewing offer memberships with perks.

Gift Idea - Craft Beer Box
Photo by Big Ditch Brewing Company

Gift Idea: Gift Boxes 

If you want to keep it super simple this holiday season, ready-to-go boxes are the perfect pick for you.

You can find these at Buffalocal breweries, including: 

  • Big Ditch Brewing’s $50 Gift Box includes two limited-edition Hayburner can glasses, a 64 oz growler, and a $25 gift card
  • Community Beer Works’ Variety Pack includes 24 individual beers for $99.99 
  • Hamburg Brewing’s Build-Your-Own Holiday Box includes a sweatshirt and 2 pint glasses for $48 
  • Resurgence Brewing’s Holiday Pack includes 25 beers with beer descriptions and pairing recipes for $100 

Complete The Gift 

We recommend pairing each of these gifts with a pack of Buffalo craft beer.

If you’re looking for beer recommendations, read our Winter Beer Bucket List and holiday edition of Ask the Brewers before shopping at your local craft beer retailers.