Central Oregon beer lovers love gifts, too

Check out these gift ideas for the brew aficionado in your life

By Megan Kehoe / The Bulletin

Published Dec 13, 2013 at 12:01AM

At the breweries

Looking for other beer specific gifts? Local breweries have plenty of merchandise available through their online stores. Here’s a list of brewery sites heavy on gift items.

Crux Fermentation Project: shop.cruxfermentation.com/

Boneyard Beer: www .boneyardbeer.com/boneyard beer/SHOP.html

GoodLife Brewing Co.: store .goodlifebrewing.com

Worthy Brewing Co.: www .worthybrewing.com/swag.html

Deschutes Brewery: store.deschutesbrewery.com

Bend Brewing Co.: www.bend brewingco.com/shop/default .aspx

McMenamins Brewery: www .shopmcmenamins.com

Merchandise from most other Central Oregon breweries, such as 10 Barrel Brewing Co. and Silver Moon Brewing, can be purchased at the brewpub’s location.

In case you were wondering, you’re down to 12 days.

That’s right. Less than two weeks to get those presents wrapped and under the tree.

But if you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas for the beer enthusiast in your life, take a breather. There are plenty of beer-related trinkets to be found locally at the last minute (you know, other than beer itself, which never goes out of style.)

So whether you’re looking for stocking stuffers to round out your shopping list, or more substantial gifts, these beer-related items are sure to please.

For the pub foodie fiend

What: IPA Sweet Fire Mustard

How much: $8.95

Where to find: Navidi’s Olive Oils and Vinegars in Bend

This India Pale Ale-infused mustard is like bringing the pub home in a jar. Perfect slathered on a sandwich, this IPA mustard has a spicy disposition that just begs to be quenched by a hoppy beer.

For the friend who wants beer in their life 24/7

What: LeCol’s Soap Bar’s Boneyard Beer Double Hoppiness soap ($5); Sudz Citrus Beer Shampoo ($10)

Where to find: Tres Jolie in Bend

A couple of great stocking stuffers for someone who loves beer so much, they want to bathe in it. LeCol’s Soap Bar’s Boneyard Beer line comes in a variety of “flavors,” including Oatmeal Stout, Diablo Rojo and Double Hoppiness.

And your friend will be happy to know that hops not only add a pleasant bitterness to beer, but they also supposedly soothe irritated skin. The amino acids in beer supposedly add body and shine to hair as well.

For your out-of-towner friend who dreams of getting back to Beertown, USA

What: Brewery shirt

How much: $20.95

Where to find: Cascade Cottons in Bend

This shirt says it all for the friend who has difficulty giving their allegiance to just one of Central Oregon’s breweries. And while the list of breweries is ever growing, one day, this gift receiver can say that they were hip to the High Desert’s craft scene when there were only 20-something breweries in the area.

For the sophisticated party-goer

What: Wood Thumb’s wood six-pack carrier

How much: $46

Where to find: Lone Crow Bungalow

The kind of beer a person brings to a party says a lot about them, but this sleek wood six-pack carrier made by a company out of San Francisco will say even more. A sophisticated option to the typically flimsy cardboard carrier.

For the beer enthusiast on the go

What: Hydro Flask growler

How much: $49.99

Where to find: Visit www.hydro flask.com/stores for a full list.

Designed specifically to keep beer carbonated, the 64-ounce Hydro Flask growler is a must-have for the serious growler drinker. And, on the off chance your friend likes to enjoy drinks other than beer, such as coffee or lemonade, the growler works just as well.

— Reporter: 541-383-0354, mkehoe@bendbulletin.com