National Beer Day Gift Baskets

Apr 07 2021

National Beer Day Gift Baskets

Did you know only water and tea are more widely consumed across the world than beer? Over 35 billion gallons of beer are produced worldwide per year! 


April 7th marks the day that the Cullen-Harrison act was signed into law, reversing the prohibition on selling beer in the United States. In 2009 “National Beer Day” became an unofficial holiday recognized by beer aficionados across the nation. To celebrate, we’re going to show our favorite ways to put together a gift for the beer lovers in your life.


  1. A Stout Lover’s Dream

The rich, dark flavors that make up a stout beer match perfectly with brownies. Wouldn’t it be nice if you could put on IN brownies? It turns out you can! Giving someone a Stout Brownie Baking Kit basket is a simple gift that lets them know you care. Here’s what this basket includes:


- 1 quart Mason jar filled with 1 1/2 cup flour, 1 tsp baking powder, a pinch of salt, 1 1/2 cup sugar, and 2/3 cup cocoa powder.


- Nicely printed baking instructions sheet


Heat the oven to 350°F.

Line a 9x13 inch cake pan with parchment paper. Grease the paper well with cooking oil or melted butter.


Mix all the dry ingredients together (walnuts too). Set aside.

In a saucepan melt the butter, then slowly add the beer to warm it up. Stir occasionally.

Do not bring the butter and stout mixture to simmer, it just needs to be warm. Set mixture aside.

Beat the eggs and add them to the dry ingredients. Stir in by hand.

Add the butter stout mixture and the vanilla and stir until all ingredients are well incorporated (do not over mix).


Transfer to a cake pan and bake for 30 min.

Let cool off completely before cutting into squares.


- A bottle of any craft stout.


Our White Metal Planter is a great option for putting simple gifts in:

 

  1. A Variety Basket

One of the best things about beer is the sheer number of varieties that exist. IPAs, Pilsners, Stouts, Sours… the list goes on and on. 


An easy gift idea is to pick up a variety of bottles or cans from your local brewery and place them in a nice basket. (Bonus points if you throw in a bag of pretzels or roasted peanuts.)


Our Galvanized Buckets are a great option to use as a gift basket:


  1. A Beer Crate

With warmer weather approaching, is there anything better than a beer with a nice wedge of lime? Instead of giving a gift in a basket, you can opt for using a wooden box. Our Triple Sliding Lid box can perfectly fit two bottles of a Corona (or other light pilsner) and a few limes.