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Annette’s Beer Brittle

If you’d like some a little different for the beer lover on your list this holiday season, you should check out Anette’s Chocolates of Napa Valley Beer Brittle. There are two varieties available.

Anette's beer Brittle

First there’s Brent’s Micro-Brew Beer Brittle, consisting of Spanish Peanuts, Ale, Brittle & Salt. It’s $9.95 for a 1/2 pound.

Anette's beer Brittle

And also Brent’s Fiery Micro-Brew Beer Brittle, beer brittle “with a kick.” It’s $9.95 for an 8 oz. bag.

Pub Glasses

Although the name of the online store is “Pub Glasses,” they also have a plethora of other beer-related items. Although much of the logoware tends toward the Guinness family, there are plenty of great undecorated glasses of all shapes and sizes.

Pub Glasses

And perhaps best of all, because their business is also engraving, practically every glass they sell can be personalized for that special someone.

Vintage Western Hop Shirt

A terrific gift can also be found at Great Divide’s Hop Shop, where they have all sorts of logo wear from the Great Divide brewery. But the pièce de résistance is undoubtedly their Vintage Western-style Hop Shirt, made for them by Denver’s iconic Rockmount Ranch Wear.

Vintage Western Hop Shirt

Using Great Divide’s own custom beerweeds design, Rockmount put in all the special treatments: embroidery on front, back, collar and cuffs, vintage smile pockets, piping, “shotgun” cuffs. 100% Cotton. It’s $60 but well worth it. If you see them up close, they’re very well made and quite strikingly beautiful.

Beer Hoodie

Whether you’re camping, fishing or tailgating a beer hoodie will come in handy. Be the center of attention when you show up to a party with one of these on. Keep your beer cold and your hands free! Beer hoodies for when you need a third hand!

Beer Hoodie

They’re $45 each ($48 for XXL) but that price also includes your custom text on the hoodie, available in seven colors and eight different fonts, as shown below.

Beer Hoodie Fonts & Colors

For example, here’s what an “Oreon” beer hoodie would look like using the SF Collegiate font and green color.

Beer Hoodie Oregon Example

Piaget Beer Gauge

Is your bartender sloppy, cavalier, or imprecise when pouring your favorite beer, or is he just trying to increase his profit margin? When your local pubs say they are selling you a pint of beer, you should get a pint (i.e., 16 oz). Not 12 oz or even 14 oz, but 16 oz of beer. A “pint” is a standard U.S. liquid measure, or precisely 16 oz of liquid.

As it turns out, the majority of the volume in a standard US pint glass is in the relatively small height in the top part of the glass. In fact, if a beer is poured to within about 1/2 inch from the top, 13% of the beer is GONE. If the beer is poured to about one inch from the top of the glass, an astonishing 25% of the beer is missing from your pint. At times it is difficult for us to perceive that the small height at the top of a pint glass can contain so large a portion of the beer’s volume.

A team of international scientists (and beer connoisseurs) have designed and developed a gauge to determine how much of the wonderful micro-brew is missing from your pint glass (see theory). They call this incredible patent-pending gauge, “The Piaget Beer Gauge” (or “the Beer Gauge” for short). Piaget was a scientist in the 1800’s to 1900’s who studied the human inability to distinguish identical volumes in different sized containers (for more details see Piaget).

Piaget Beer Gauge

They are offering you this revolutionary gauge directly from the manufacturer (Ordering Information). The gauge is made of rigid, scientifically-designed waterproof material (i.e., plastic). The gauge is the size of a standard credit card and fits conveniently into a wallet. The gauge is easy to use (see instructions) and comes equipped with easy to read beer levels and volumes, scientifically calculated curves, and useful conversion factors.

Piaget Beer Gauge

Best of all, they’re only $2.00 (plus $0.50 shipping), making them the perfect stocking stuffer for everybody you know — they’re only $15 for 10 of them. And they even take PayPal. Now when your bartender tells you that the beer is “almost” full, you do not need to ask him what “almost” means. All you and your friends need to do is whip out your very own “Beer Gauge” and tell him to keep pouring.