Michigan Made Gift Guide: For the Beer Lover

Michigan Made Gift Guide: For the Beer Lover

Michigan Made Gift Guide 2012 - The Awesome Mitten





Michigan has got it’s craft brew going on, and what better way to celebrate the holidays than by gifting some Michigan beer, or gear!

Our friends from MittenBrew.com put together a list of the top beers to give this holiday season:

Founders Bolt Cutter: (15th anniversary barleywine) “This is a beer that can only get better with age, so if you happen to see one in stores, definitely snatch it up.”

Founders Furniture City Stock Ale: “It’s very malty, what you’d expect from a stock ale, and follows through with a slight bitterness on the backend. Simply put, the beer makes you feel as though you’re working in a furniture factory in the 1890s.”

Jolly Pumpkin Noel de Calabaza: “Whether you’re enjoying with family and friends around the holiday table or fireplace or putting a bottle or two in your cellar to age for later consumption, it’s among the most interesting holiday beers you’ll come across and, for my money, one of the best.”

Right Brain CEO Stout: This beer was just released on Black Friday, and its the first bottle release ever by Right Brain!

Brewery Vivant Escoffier:  “Brewery Vivant’s collaboration brew with New Belgium Brewing, Escoffier, is a wild ale with malt, dried fruit and a bit of sourness”

New Holland Dragon’s Milk: ” This brew showcases oak aging with each small sip as well as bourbon accents.”

Arbor Brewing Michael Faricy’s Stout: “Arbor Brewing Company’s Michael Faricy’s Stout is a lighter take on what is commonly perceived to be a chocolate stout. This brew holds its own, though, with lots of deep, rich flavors including chocolate, roasted malt, caramel and licorice.”

Wolverine State Brewing Co. Winter Lager

North Peak Brewing Blitzen:  “With 55 IBUs and 6.8% ABV, the well-balanced Blitzen warms the palate and soul, awakening memories of holidays past. As with the other North Peak beers, it is brewed incorporating locally-grown hops on the Old Mission Peninsula in Traverse City.”

Bell’s Expedition Stout: “Bell’s Expedition Stout is a doozie — plenty of bourbon, raisin, vanilla, chocolate and even some fruit with each taste.”


Don’t want to give beer? Here is some awesome swag from breweries around the great mitten state.

Founders Bottle Opener Phone Case - The Awesome Mitten



Phone Cover + Bottle OpenerFounders Brewing

Just look at it. Pretty cool huh? Works with the iPhone 3,4 HTC Evo, & Blackberry Torch.



Short's Brewing Co Tumbler - The Awesome Mitten




Clear Acrylic To-go Tumbler With Lid & StrawShort’s Brewing Co

We don’t want to say that this is so you can take your brews on the go…so think of it more as a way to show your support for a Michigan brewery no matter what you’re drinking!


New Holland Brewing Company Boot - The Awesome Mitten




1 Liter NHBC Logo BootNew Holland Brewing Company

Because every  beer lover needs a boot.



Bells Bar Kit - The Awesome Mitten




Bell’s Inspired Brewing® Bar Gift Set – Bell’s

Have a friend who is looking to spruce up their home bar? This gift set comes with several different types of glasses, bar mat, bar towel, coasters and more!



Brewed in Michigan Sweatshirt High Five Threads - The Awesome Mitten




Brewed In Michigan HoodieHigh Five Threads

In love with all of Michigan’s breweries? Then this is the sweatshirt for you!




Bell's Dog Bowl - The Awesome Mitten



Bell’s Dog BowlBell’s

Got a pup who wants in on the action?




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