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10 holiday gift ideas for beer lovers in Toronto

Beer lovers in Toronto have a lot to be happy about this holiday season. All across the city, we've seen an influx of new breweries and bars and there are plenty more on the way. That means there are lots of great beer-related presents for you to choose from.

Here are 10 holiday gift ideas for the Toronto beer lover in your life.

Fancy bottle openers

These bottle openers by House Doctor from the Drake General Store are $24, but they'll elevate your loved one's drinking experience. Put away the red cups and plastic keychain openers and drink some beer in style.

Beer festival tickets

Beer festivals aren't just a summertime activity in Toronto. In fact, one of the most popular events happens outside in the dead of winter - pretty Canadian, eh? Tickets to Steam Whistle's Roundhouse Winter Craft Beer Festival, with 40 breweries and cideries, are $25 each.

Upcycled growler carrier

Let your favourite beer lover lug around their growlers in style with this industrial-looking carrier handmade by Toronto's Pipe and Wood Designs.

Nerdy giftcards

If you want to impress your favourite beer nerd, or nerdy beer lover, top off their gift with a card from the Chemist Tree - they'll definitely drink and beer merry with one of these.

The ultimate coffee table book

The 150 Years of Canadian Beer Labels book celebrates Canada's sesquicentennial (150th birthday) by highlighting our country's sudsy history. This one's for history and design buffs.

Seasonal home brew kit

If you know a homebrewer, let them whip up a seasonal batch of beer with this pumpkin beer recipe kit from Brooklyn Brewshop. You can grab it online from Toronto Brewing Home Supplies.

Beer soap

Aide Body Care makes beer soap, but don't worry, these products don't smell like a brewery. This handmade product comes infused with brews from either 5 Paddles Brewing Co. in Whitby or Manantler Craft Brewing Co. in Bowmanville.

Beer jelly

This beer jelly is vegan and apparently goes well with cheese, cured meat and smoked fish. There are a few flavours to choose from and it's all made with beer from local, Toronto-based craft brewers.

Beer tour

The Toronto Rail & Ale beer tour lets you explore the city's growing craft beer scene as well as its transit system. This excursion lets you taste and snack and you visit breweries in the centre of the city as well as in the Junction and the Junction triangle.

Commuter coasters

The TTC launched a new online shop just in time for Christmas and it's selling a set of 12 wayfinding coasters for $15.95. So be kind and let your beer loving friend set down their beer on a Toronto-themed coaster.

Stella Artois

Brought to you by Stella Artois, the perfect beer to serve your guests this holiday season.

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Jesse Milns


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