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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.

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.