OWNER, MADEIRA LIQUORS
I have three recommendations for the beer lover: First: the ROGUE VOODOO DOUGHNUT BACON MAPLE ALE, it's a little gimmicky, but it's the holidays. Second: the STONE DOUBLE BASTARD ALE in the three-quart bottle; it comes with a lock and key and it's super-yummy! Thirdly, I would go with some MIXED WINTER 12-PACKS: the Sam Adams Winter Sampler or Magic Hat Winter Wonderland.
My wish list is for Dogfish Head to come back to Rhode Island and for Bell's Brewing or Russian River Brewing Co. to be distributed in our great state. Barring that, I'd love a bottle of DELIRIUM NOËL or GOOSE ISLAND BOURBON COUNTY in my stocking!CHUCK BORKOSKI
VICE-PRESIDENT/GENERAL MANAGER, ELEVATED SPIRITS
The best gift that I can think of for the craft beer enthusiast would be a complete set of high-quality glassware like SPIEGELAU, including tulip, goblet, snifter, pilsner, wheat beer, and nonic versions so that every hand-crafted beer in one's refrigerator is served the way that the brewer had intended.
As far as something for me: a six-pack of FOUNDERS 2009 NEMESIS would make me very happy on Christmas morning!
BEER SPECIALIST, GRAPES & GRAINS
Any craft beer enthusiast would love to get a basic HOMEBREW KIT for the holidays. When you've experienced everything on the market, why not try your hand at making it yourself?
I would like to receive weird and unique beers. I may not pick up on our own, but that doesn't mean I'm not interested in trying them. A few examples: William Brothers' KELPIE SEAWEED ALE, Rogue's Voodoo Doughnut Maple Bacon Ale, and the new addition to that line, the CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER BANANA ALE. Whether they are good or bad, they will always make for good stories with those you share them with, and that is my favorite thing about beer.