Carlsberg Tree

Most of the trees made with beer bottles use only one kind of bottle, giving it a certain symmetry. What makes this tree different is that the creator used a different bottle for each of the four layers.

Carlsberg Tree

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.

Avery Old Jubilation

Old Jubilation Ale, from Avery Brewing in Boulder, Colorado, is one of two holiday seasonals that they brew. This one is a strong ale with a gorgeous mahogany hue, a hint of hazelnuts, and a finish reminiscent of mocha and toffee. No spices, just a perfect blend of five specialty malts. And best of all, it’s cellarable for 2 years.

Avery Old Jubilation

Beer Style: English Strong Ale
Hop Variety: Bullion
Malt Variety: Two-row barley, special roast, black, chocolate, victory
OG: 1.074
Alcohol By Volume: 8.0%
IBU’s: 30
Color: Mahogany

Beer Crate Tree

The students of Delft University of Technology in the Netherlands, embark on impressive feats of engineering involving everyday objects, and a favorite material is beer cartoons or crates. They made a bridge out of them and in 2004 built a 40-foot high Christmas Tree entirely of 15,000 beer crates.

Delft Tree

Unfortunately that press release is only in Dutch, but there is a summary in English:

Just before Christmas, Civil Engineering students built a Christmas tree of beer crates on the market square in Delft. The construction was about 14 metres high and consisted of almost 15000 beer crates. That was slightly less than planned, because during the build, it became apparent that the building surface was not flat, therefore the design had to be adapted.

Delft Tree

The students in front of their festive creation, which was fifty levels high.

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.