Have a beer lover in your life? Want to get them something they can consume this holiday season? I know I have some beer lover’s in my life and nothing says “I was thinking of you while purchasing this gift” more than something you know they will love and get to enjoy; hopefully with you of course!

Here are some great brews I recommend this holiday season. Grab a basket, some Laughing Cow Cheese: Pepper Jack and Creamy Swiss are my favorites, some crackers, chocolates and more to compile the ultimate holiday gift. Not only is this a great way to combine all their favorite things, but these beer’s below go great with all of my food pairing suggestions.

Some of my favorite German Beer:

Paulaner-6pkPaulaner Best of Munich Variety Pack (6-pack): Paulaner is a great German Beer imported here, and the only thing better than a great German brew, is having more of it! More beer styles in one, versatile, easy-to-pick-up six-pack. Paulaner, one of the largest breweries in Munich and synonymous with wheat beer. This brewery has created a Limited Edition Variety pack featuring selections of its favorite styles especially for the U.S. beer market. How cool? Be one of the best friends or family member’s your loved ones can have with this great gift!

Paulaner, best known for its Hefe Weizen, now also makes a wide variety of great tasting styles including:  Original Munich Premium Lager, Oktoberfest Märzen, Salvator Double Bock, and Oktoberfest Wiesn.  All anchored in Bavarian brewing tradition and all expertly brewed using recipes perfected over 375 years ago.

Pairings: Laughing Cow Pepper Jack, Whisps Parmesan Crisps, and New York Style Red Hot Chili Pepper Pita Chips!


Founders-Dirty-Bastard-12-PackFounders: One of the top craft breweries in the country, the Dirty Bastard Scotch Ale is one not to miss this holiday season. A 12 pack of cans for $17.99 is a steal for your holiday hang outs. Pair this beer with a French Dip Sandwich topped with some Dirty Bastard Stone Ground Mustard that satisfies the craving for beer and snacks! Crafted in Michigan with a combination of yellow and brown mustard seeds and a sizeable jolt of Founders Brewing Co. Dirty Bastard scotch ale, it’s delicious on your favorite sandwich or as a dip for pretzels ($7.50)