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20 Things You Need If You're A Complete And Total Beer Nerd

Some beery good products in here.

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1. A beer making kit for the connoisseur looking to make the brews, and not just drink them.

Promising Review: "Nice kit for the beginner beer maker! I bought this for my 21-year-old son, and he had no trouble figuring out the process. The finished product was great, and we plan to try other flavors, too!" —Charlene Luzum

Get it from Amazon for $29.69+ (available in six flavors).

3. A journal for home brewers to keep track of their creations, and make notes for future brewing endeavors.

Promising Review: "It's important to keep track of your brewing if you want to improve, or if you want to be able to repeat your successes. Well, this is THE brew journal. I've been brewing for 9+ years and have used many things to keep track of my brew days. I've tried other logs, made spreadsheets, etc., but NONE of them are as helpful as this log. There are a bunch of great reference sheets and guides that help, and even a section on hops with substitution suggestions, and basic profiles to help with recipe formulation." —Shawn fenk

Get it from Amazon for $27.90.


4. A beer flight set — it makes sampling different beers at once a fun and easy activity with others, or just yourself.

Promising Review: "We had family over for a beer-tasting night, and these were great. Everyone was able to taste a lot of different beers, but didn't feel like they had to drink an entire beer. The wooden paddles are nice to line up all the drinks." —J. Graddy

Get them from Amazon for $19.99.

5. A book that's boot camp for beer. Perhaps you're a beer nerd who wants to learn even more, or maybe you want to turn someone close to you into a beer convert.

Promising Review: "Not just a big coffee table book – smart, witty, and throughly engaging approach. Wonderful gift idea for any level of beer enthusiast in your life." –Scott Underwood

Get it from Amazon for $11.99+ (available in Kindle, hardcover, and paperback).

7. A cap map – say that three times fast. Cap map cap map cap map. Collect your cool beer caps and then fill up this cool thing.

Promising Review: "Perfect for displaying bottle caps from your favorite drinks. This was purchased as a gift for my father, and he loves it. He likes to try new and different beers from all over the country. This map is now used to save the caps from his favorites so he remembers the ones he liked, and can get them again." –Shannon

Get it from Amazon for $36.99+ (available in two finishes).


8. An automatic bottle opener because you should be spending your time drinking, not opening beer. Plus, it'll help avoid scratching up those caps you plan on saving.

Promising Review: "Bought this for my husband for his birthday after using one at a graduation party a few weeks ago – thought it was the neatest thing, and a great conversation piece, too! Not to mention, it's so easy to use." —MelBell

Get it from Amazon for $9.99.

9. A bottle loft to ensure that you actually have room for all your beer bottles in the fridge, even when it's filled to capacity with groceries.

Promising Review: "Gave the bottle loft to my husband for Christmas. He absolutely loves them. I bought him two sets so he could hang a 12-pack. They are super strong, and it leaves room underneath for extra storage in the fridge." –Leah the organizer

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $38 (holds up to six bottles).

10. A beer caddy with a built-in bottle opener so you have a means of transporting your bottles and opening them, all in one.

Promising Review: "If you're searching for a beer caddy, look no further. I bought eight of these to give as groomsmen gifts, and I couldn't be more pleased. High-quality craftsmanship and artistry. Solid and durable construction. Doesn't look or feel cheap at all. Plus, they all still have that glorious fresh-cut wood smell." —T Allen

Get it from Amazon for $34.95.

11. Beer jelly – small batch jelly preserves infused with craft beer. Anyone else really want to eat a PB&J with this now?

Promising Review: "I bought this as a gift for my old man. We tried it together and both thought it was pretty tasty. I was skeptical, so I was pretty surprised. It's fruity and good, like jelly should be, with the essence of beer." —Zack

Get a four-pack from Uncommon Goods for $30.


12. A subscription to Craft Beer Club – basically Christmas morning once a month for beer fanatics.

Facebook: CraftBeerClub

You''ll get 12 beers each month, along with stories about where they came from.

Get it from Craft Beer Club: $42/month, with free shipping in the continental U.S.

13. An aroma booster for keeping your beverage foamy. You know, the way a beer should be!

Promising Review: "I bought this gift for the hubby who is an avid beer drinker, and we were both very satisfied. It does exactly what it says it will, and it has cool changing lights underneath, too." —AlienBabe

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $39.99.

15. Draft beer jelly beans for the beer nerd with a big sweet tooth.


16. A drinking game with tons of beer challenges, honestly just perfect for anyone who enjoys drinking and fun.

Coolest part? You use your own bottle cap as your playing piece.

Promising Review: "This is a great twist on the classic Monopoly. It gets everyone playing involved, and keeps everyone laughing and wanting to play more." —Kayla

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $35.

17. Craft beer shampoo and conditioner because your hair would like to drink some, too!

Promising Review: "Ordered this for my beer-loving son, and forgot he is bald! He loves it anyway, and uses it on his beard and bald head." —Mrs A

Get them from Uncommon Goods for $19.95 each.

18. A deck of cards filled with all the beer facts that as a beer nerd, you probably know already. But if you don't, well then, you learn something new every day.

Promising Review: "My boyfriend loves all things beer, so this deck of cards full of fun little facts about beer was perfect. He spent a good bit of the afternoon reading through each card, and telling me all the interesting things he learned." –Natalie

Get it from Uncommon Goods for $15.95.