Festive Foods Craft Style

Holiday foods for the craft brew lover.

Coming up with holiday gift ideas for the craft brew drinker in your family can be a bit challenging. What do you get someone who, when not at the local brewpub sampling the latest releases, already has your garage and possibly part of your living room full of fermenting bottles and brewing supplies? The one person who sleeps, thinks about and reads all things craft brew? Why not further that obsession just a bit further with some savory holiday treats that make bountiful gifts and stocking stuffers.


Everybody knows that almost all beer drinkers enjoy a bit of spice with their favorite brew. With that in mind, Odell Brewing’s Sauce Box just might be the perfect gift. In conjunction with Horsetooth Hot Sauce, they have come up with 3 delectable sauces in a gift pack that’s sure to please any beer drinker. With its orange Habanero IPA Hop Sauce, 90 Shilling Grilling Sauce and Easy Heat peach hot sauce, any palette would love to find this in their stocking.


I know, beer and jelly, kind of a frightening combination right? Maybe not so much after trying the latest creation from Potlicker Kitchen. Their hand-crafted beer jellies paired with the right foods can bring out flavor characteristics even non-craft brew drinkers can appreciate. Try the fruity IPA Beer Jelly with a sharp cheddar cheese, chocolate tones of Porter Beer Jelly with barbecued meats or peanut butter or add Oatmeal Stout Beer Jelly to the crock pot or with smoked cheese.


For a sweet holiday treat, beer truffles will surely please even the most discriminating beer connoisseur. Moonstruck Chocolate Company has teamed up with Oregon’s four founding breweries to create decadence beyond comparison. With Widmer Brother’s Hefeweizen, Full Sail Brewing’s IPA, Rogue Ale’s Hazelnut Brown Nectar and DeSchutes’ Black Butte Porter truffles to choose from, the box just may be gone before the holiday frost is gone.

Any one of these great gift ideas is sure to delight the craft brew fan in your family. It might just be enough to get that garage cleaned out.

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