There’s one week left until the big day. No sweat, because you fulfilled your moral obligation to friends and family weeks ago and have a closet stuffed full of hidden holiday gifts.
No? Uh-oh. Are you buried at work under a massive load that’s pre-compensating for two imminent weeks of zero productivity? Did you mean to order stuff online while there was still time for shipping, and now that’s not an option?
Fear not; as long as you have friends and family that like beer, the BC Craft Beer Holiday Gift Guide can still help out. Yes, there are items in our Guide that required pre-order or shipping, but there are still plenty of virtual gifts like tours and tickets that offer instant gratification, as well as breweries where you can walk up and grab gifts. Here are our last-minute Gift Guide picks for the beer lover.
Brewery Gifts & Merch
Where’s the best place to shop for craft beer gift ideas? At your local brewery or cidery. Here are a few inspirational items for consideration before you head out to your closest craft beer purveyors (click for details).
Special Event Deals
25 Years of Fest of Ale: on sale ’til Jan 15
Early Bird tickets are on sale for the big 25th annual Okanagan Fest of Ale. With plans for upgrades in all sorts of areas, this quarter century celebration is one not to be missed. Get your tix before the rate goes up after January 15th. Info | Tickets →
30% off Victoria Beer Society’s Give The Gift Of Beer bundle
Victoria Beer Society has become the producer of Vancouver Island’s top annual beer events. VBS members get discounts on events like Great Canadian Beer Festival and Victoria Beer Week, as well as others held all year long. Until December 19, you can pick up a membership and get an exclusive t-shirt to boot, for only
$50 $35. Book now →
VCBW Early Bird tickets: save $10 until Dec 31st
Vancouver Craft Beer Week was nominated BC’s #1 event in the Beer Me BC People’s Choice Awards. Early Bird tickets are on sale during 2019 at $10 off. This might be your only chance to save on them. | Tickets →
There are big changes coming to BC’s largest beer festival! For 2020, VCBW Fest moves to Concord Community Park near to Science World. The schedule is being changed to accomodate four different sessions from Friday to Sunday. Tokens are being discontinued, and event tickets will now include all beer and cider samples. Full story →
Great Okanagan Beer Festival discount code!
Save on tickets to next May’s Great Okanagan Beer Festival in Kelowna. Save on GOBF tickets using the promo code WHATSBREWING2020. Tickets →
The Big Ticket: save $500 on amazing Craft Beer & Wilderness experience
Tours & Tastings
Vancouver Brewery Tours Gift Certificates
What to get for the beer lover who has all the “stuff”? How about the ultimate craft beer experience with Vancouver Brewery Tours. Gift Certificates are available for purchase in their online shop and are ready to print off right away. Shop now →
CRAFT Beer Market: Gift Card Bonus
Gift and you shall receive! This holiday season, receive a bonus $10 gift card for every $50 worth of gift cards purchased. Available in-store or online. Purchase Gift Card →
Canadian Craft Tours Gift Cards
Give the gift of a libation experience! Gift cards give that special someone a night out with friends or to meet new people while having an entertaining and educational experience at local breweries or wineries. Purchase Gift Card →
Holiday Gift Baskets and BC Brewery Winter Boxes from Legacy Liquor Store!
Probably BC’s largest single liquor retail outlet, Legacy Liquor Store delivers in the Lower Mainland and ships province-wide. They’re making gift-giving easy with custom beer baskets. Have a beer style or brewery in mind? Their beer team will work with you to put together the perfect gift. Or choose one of the ready-to-crack set at legacyliquorstore.com/shop.
Space Case by Phillips Brewing
Phillips’ largest mystery pack to date includes 12 x 650ml exclusive and never released beers from their tasting room crammed into one limited edition case. Out of this world and into your fridge. Call to order or shop online →
Central City Great Canadian Outdoor Adventure Pack
Come along on a craft beer adventure with 24 days of delicious, never before experienced craft beers in 500mL cans. From fruit flavor infusion to barrel aged beers and cocktail inspirations, this advent calendar is your ticket to counting down towards the holidays with 24 brand new Red Racer beers. Call to order or shop online →
Seasonal Beers & Mixer Packs
Winter beers like Deag Frog’s Mandarin Orange Kettle Sour and Nutty Uncle Peanut Butter Stout are the perfect gift for the craft beer lover in your life. More info →
The holidays are a good time for cider too. Merridale’s iconic Scrumpy (a dry yet full-bodied barrel-aged cider) and Cyser (rich and bold with apple blossom honey) are robust, distinctive winter sippers. More info →