It’s the holiday season, which means it’s the perfect time to shop local! Here at the Minnesota Craft Brewers Guild, we see the impact that breweries and brewpubs have on their communities. Brewers, beertenders, packagers, marketers, accountants, and every employee is a neighbor or a friend – and so are the folks who stop by to drink fresh Minnesotan craft beer!
So what do you buy the beer-lover who knows all the local breweries? We have a few ideas below. And, in the spirit of the season, we’re offering 20% off any order from the MNCBG shop with code HOLIDAYCHEERS23 until December 31! All proceeds from our shop support our non-profit mission to promote, protect, and grow a robust Minnesota craft brewing industry.
Here are some great gift ideas for friends and family who love Minnesota craft beer:
If you’re buying gifts for a loved one this season, we encourage you to shop at the breweries or brewpubs they love to grab merchandise, beer-to-go, or a gift card. This is a never-go-wrong option!
If you’re not sure what their favorite brewery is, you could also choose:
Use our Find a Brewery map to explore breweries around our state to find one that would be a great fit!
These items are all under $10 and are the perfect addition to holiday stockings or as smaller individual gifts.
If they want something that proclaims their love of MN craft beer throughout the year, apparel is a great gift!
Buy a poster from us and a frame from elsewhere, and voila! A simple but nice gift for anyone who loves Minnesota and craft beer. We sell two different options:
Is your friend really into local politics? Have they ever stopped talking about Sunday alcohol sales? Do they wonder aloud why our state alcohol laws differ from those around us? On their behalf, donate to the MN Craft Beer PAC, a political action committee that works to protect and support Minnesota’s craft breweries and their rights and to pass common-sense, modern legislation.
Bonus: Depending on your donation amount, the PAC will send you a “MN Craft Beer Hero” item that you can keep or add to your gift!
There are some great organizations pushing for an industry that is welcome to all! We highly recommend donating, particularly to ones that are local.
We hope this list has inspired you to shop local and has given you some good ideas to work with this holiday season.
As a reminder, if you order from the MNCBG Shop, use code HOLIDAYCHEERS23 and save 20% on all items – plus, get free shipping with orders over $50.
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