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Beer Can Puppet

While the folks at The Puppet Store conceived the Beer Can Puppet to be used “to teach why drinking is bad for your health and the other dangers associated with alcohol and drinking,” that doesn’t mean it couldn’t be used for good instead. Beer isn’t “bad for your health” in moderation, of course, and so there’s no reason a beer can puppet couldn’t be used to convey that more positive message, too.

Beer Can Puppet

Besides, the 17-inch tall beer can puppet is pretty cool looking, too. Your “hand enters through the bottom of the puppet” and “has a movable mouth.”

Kanji Beer, Please

If you’ve never heard the term “Kanji” before, they are “the Chinese characters that are used in the modern Japanese logographic writing system.” Outside of Japan, you see them as tattoos a lot but there is a less permanent way to show your love of beer without being too obvious about it.

One way is Yumi’s Cafe Press Store which feature the kanji characters for “beer, please” on a variety of t-shirts, hats, mugs and even a messenger bag.

Beer, Please Kanji

If you don’t want the please, then there’s a tile and mug with just the kanji for beer on it from Han Translation Gifts, also on Cafe Press.

Beer Kanji

Beer Shampoo Bars

Leave it to the off-centered Dogfish Head Craft Brewery in Delaware to come up with this one. A whopping ten ounces of hand made and cut Dogfish Head Shampoo Bars are made with their fine ales (we all know beers are great clarifying agents for hair), rosemary and tea tree essential oils. Their shampoo bar is great for anyone on the go — just stuff it in a plastic bag and go, no way for it to spill all over your clothes in a suitcase! Word on the street is that the special conditioners in this shampoo make it hit on the professional dog grooming circuit (who knew!?)

Dogfish Head Shampoo

They’re only $5.00 a bar and are small enough to be an ideal stocking stuffer. They can be ordered at the Dogfish Head online store.

Mendocino Imperial IPA

Mendocino Brewing on Tuesday, November 25 released its Limited Edition Winter Seasonal, an Imperial IPA. The beer has been delicately crafted for those crisp cool days when the skies are resplendent and the air glistens with the slow fall of a million flakes, when nature gets ready to turn her thermostat way down and your desire for something warm and enthusing is almost a primal urge.

Mendocino Winter Seasonal

This Imperial India Pale Ale can slake some of that want. The robust, full bodied IPA is brewed with massive amounts of hops and paired with a rich blend of luscious malts. The result is a perfect balance of heady hop flavor and aroma. At 7.5% Alc. by Vol. this India Pale Ale is the perfect winter seasonal!

Mendocino Winter Seasonal

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.