Unique Ways to Give the Gift of Michigan Craft Beer

Do you have a craft brew enthusiast on your shopping list? Here are a few Michigan beer-related gift ideas for the beer lover in your life for their birthday, holiday or just for fun!

A group of friends drinking beer around a table at a brewery.
Ellison Brewery | Photo Courtesy of Pure Michigan

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1. Growlers

Stop in a Michigan local microbrewery or brewpub and pick up a growler, four- or six-pack of a seasonal brew and build your own gift basket with a selection of brewery swag like stickers, buttons, t-shirts, home décor, bottle openers, gift cards and other unique stocking stuffers.

2. Memberships

Michigan Brewers Guild Enthusiast Memberships also make great gifts, providing a year of benefits like pre-sale dates for the official festivals and one hour early admission to each, dollar-off pint options at participating breweries, special brewery tours and an official Enthusiast t-shirt and more. Or look into individual city memberships like Beer City Brewsader Passport which can be downloaded through the Beer City Brewsader app. Brewsaders can and earn a collectible t-shirt to wear with true brew pride by visiting area breweries. Check in to collect passport stamps from any eight of the 40+ participating breweries and you can earn the t-shirt or become an Ultimate Brewsader and earn points for the Grand Rapids Store.

3. Books

A handful of books dedicated to Michigan beer can also be found to enhance a gift pack, including the Beervangelist's Guide to the Galaxy: A Philosophy of Food & Drink by New Holland Brewing Company’s Beervangelist Fred Bueltmann; Ann Arbor Beer: A Hoppy History of Tree Town Brewing by David Bardallis; and Michigan’s Best Beer Guide by Kevin Revolinski.

4. Event Passes

Celebrate beer all month long during Beer Month GR! Highlights include Cool Brews. Hot Eats and plenty of beer dinners and tap takeovers at Grand Rapids craft breweries. In Detroit, take them to the Detroit Fall Beer Festival for seasonal brews in the city or to the U.P. Fall Beer Festival.

5. Brewery Tours

Give the gift of an experience with a brewery tour! In Grand Rapids, B.O.B.'s Brewery offers free tours and Brewery Vivant allows visitors on Saturdays to learn about their LEED certified brewery. You can also take a group tour with Motor City Brew Tours.