Everyone goes with chocolate and flowers for Valentine’s Day. But why? Like chocolate, beer is ancient (with beer a full two thousand years older than chocolate). Like chocolate, beer is fermented (just a bit differently, to make beer more fun). And hops are technically flowers — so really, when you give your guy or gal the gift of beer for Valentine’s Day, you’ve put forth double the effort in a single gift.
This little guide to the best Valentine’s Days gifts has something perfect for that beer lover you can’t help but love. Or who you really like. Or want to get to know better (believe us, beer will help).
And what really makes beer the best Valentine’s Day gift? Your nearest and dearest will almost always share.
‘Best Beer in the World’ for the ‘Best Guy or Gal in the World’: Belgian Beer & Chocolates SOLD OUT
This Valentine’s Day gift pairs a bottle of Westvleteren XII with decadent Belgian chocolates. Brewed by Trappist monks, many regard this classic Belgian quad to be the best beer in the world. With a perfect 100/100 score on Ratebeer.com – if this doesn’t win his or her heart, we don’t know what will.
Be quick – limited boxes available.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for beer lovers: A Craft Beer Subscription
Whenever anyone asks us for a gift recommendation, the answer is always a Craft Beer Subscription. It’s literally the gift that keeps giving. Every month for three months, your Valentine gets our hand-picked selection of Australia’s best craft brews (with a few international beers mixed in for good measure).
Every box comes with 8 different beers plus tasting notes, and the first box ships with a beer glass guide to get things started.
Truly madly deeply in love? Go for a 16 pack subscription.
Impress with your good taste in craft beer: Pick ‘N’ Mix Case
Sense of humour, good looks, excellent job. Those things are nice in a partner, but we’re convinced what matters in a significant other is good taste in beer.
Prove you’ve got what it takes by building a case from our wide selection of craft brews. Go heavy on the Aussie crafts, naturally, but throw in a few international beers to round things out. And yes, our seasonal and limited editions qualify for the Pick ‘N’ Mix case too.
After you pick your 16 beers, we box them up with a personalised gift card and ship them out (with free shipping) just about anywhere in Australia.
Know nothing of beer but want to impress? Go for a Craft Beer Gift Box
Let us do the heavy lifting. The craft beer lover in your life will think you’re a genius. We put together three different gift boxes filled with very good beer. The Classic Craft Box features four easy drinking Australian brews. The Pale Ale Collection showcases four examples of our country’s most popular beer style. And our favourite gift box — the Top 10 Tinnies — comes with ten of the best brews in fun-loving, go-everywhere cans.
In love with a beer expert? Give the gift of a Rare Beer
Hop varieties, yeast strains, original gravity, bottle conditioning — your partner knows all there is to know about anything beer-related. It is for exactly this kind of person that we seek out beers which are truly interesting — and truly hard to find. Our rare and speciality beers prove that even beer experts still have new and delicious things to learn. Plus many of these beers come in gift boxes.
Best gift for gadget-loving beer drinkers: GrowlerWerks uKeg
What would your Valentine say to a fresh drawn schooner — without having to leave the house? These uKegs from GrowlerWerks hold 3.7 litres of brew and use CO2 cartridges to keep the beer carbonated for two weeks. You’ll get extra points if you buy the uKeg and have it filled with something from their favourite pub or shop (our bottle shop has fresh beer on tap, if you happen to be in Sydney).
Still not sure? Everyone loves a Craft Cartel Gift Certificate
Giving your honey one of our gift certificates says: “I love you. You love beer. Here, go crazy.”
First decide how much you want to spend, from a few bottles to a full esky refill, then think of something nice to say on the personalised message. After that, we’ll email the gift certificate to your Valentine on the day you specify (14 February is a popular choice).
Valentine’s Day Delivery Cut-Off Dates
WA and Regional: 4 Feb
SA & TAS Metro: 7 Feb
VIC & QLD Metro: 8 Feb
NSW Metro: 11 Feb