’Tis the season of tidings and joy, and also gift-giving. So, why not present the beer aficionados on your list the gift of suds? With more than 1,000 brands from around the world, you already know us as your headquarters for all things beer, but our online shop — thebeerstoreshop.ca — is your one-stop destination for beer gear. Anything from our collection of items will warm the hearts of the beer lovers in your life. Keep reading, because we’ve got something for every type of enthusiast. Get ready to start checking off names on your gift list.
For the beer explorer: Gift cards
A gift card is the gift that keeps on giving! Available for purchase at every Beer Store location across Ontario, gift cards can be bought in denominations of $1 to $500. They never expire, are reloadable and can be registered in case they ever get lost. In our opinion, gift cards are perfect to give your friends and neighbours, as a host gift or as a stocking stuffer, simply because they open the door to discovery. To make a gift card even more special, write a note to go with it, recommending some of your favourite beer styles and some food pairings to go along with each.
For the nostalgic one: Unisex retro fleece jacket
Wanna talk about years of service? We’ve had 95 of them, with several iterations along the way. Our iconic orange-and-white logo was introduced in 1985 and has held a nostalgic place in people’s hearts, with memories of younger days and trips to The Beer Store with dear old dad. The gift of warmth comes by way of this cozy anti-pill, zip-up fleece jacket and the fuzzy feelings your beer buff will get upon opening this memory-laced throwback. The unisex fleece is available in sizes small to 5X.
For the chill one: 2-4 tee
We’re the home of the 2-4, so, of course, we offer a shirt that nods to the clinking box of bottles and the ones who know that packing up comes with additional savings. Available in vibrant Beer Store yellow or classic black, our comfortable 2-4 tee features our logo on one sleeve. It’s made with a blend of sustainably sourced cotton and recycled polyester fibre made in part from plastic bottles. Our recycled poly emits fewer greenhouses gases and conserves energy and water. And, as any 2-4 hauler knows, returning empties does a world of good for the planet. Available in XS to 4X.
For the adventurous one: 8-pack carrier
We’re known for our 8-pack carriers. They’re a terrific way to curate a selection of new-to-you brews, seasonal suds or go-to cans. If you have a friend who likes to discover something new, get to work choosing what you think they’d like from our lineup of more than 1,000 brands that span every type and style, from stout to lager to red ale to wheat beer. If you’re going for sentiment, you could include a list of the beers you chose and the reasons why you thought they’d like them.
For those on the go: Retro vesta glass tumbler or retro camper mug
We love beer, but we also know the importance of coffee! Our new branded 16-ounce tumbler has a glass insert snuggled inside a recycled protective sleeve to keep beverages warm, while repping our fun retro logo. The spill-resistant lid ensures your liquid stays in the cup, whether it’s a morning coffee or an evening Stout Hot Chocolate by the fire. But our favourite part? The one per cent of sales that gets donated to environmental non-profits. If a to-go mug isn’t quite it, our retro enamel camper mug makes a good home for coffee (and warm adult drinks, too).
For the memorabilia collector: In and out retro doormat or retro vintage sign
This mat’s for anyone who’s ever walked in through the out door. We’ve developed a nickname, thanks to those classic doors, so, naturally, we made a doormat. Thick and absorbent, the heavy-duty rug is ideal for the front door, garage or an entrance to a beer den. While you’re at it, grab our embossed retro vintage sign that’s made from recycled aluminum. You know, just in case the doormat wasn’t enough of an indicator that this is the home of someone who loves beer.
For the hat person: Black denim dad cap
Facts and figures show that dads love The Beer Store. We love them, too, and that’s why we created a comfortable and casual dad cap that’s low profile, with a washed black denim finish. The classic orange logo is prominent on the front, and the back has an adjustable metal slide to keep the cap in place, whether it’s worn by dad with the rest of his beer gear attire, or your friend who loves dad-chic fashion.
For the host with the most: A 2-4
There are a lot of great things to say about a 2-4. The baked-in average savings of $9, for one. A huge variety of choices, too. Another reason to love the gift of a case of 24 beer? It already comes in a box. Just add a bow or a ribbon and hand it over as a “thank you” to your holiday host.
For the traditionalist: Holiday stocking
What’s more cheerful than a stocking decked out in, well, hops and holiday cheer? Whether it’s hung for Christmas morning or handed out for Secret Santa with a gift card or a few tall boys, this roomy 18-inch sock is a cozy reminder of the beverage we all love.