While receiving craft beer as a Christmas gift is always a hit for me (subtle hint for those out there that have me on their list!), handmade gifts can be really special, and these 5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer are quick, easy, and will be a great surprise in anyone’s stocking!
I am sure everyone has a pickle lover on their list! Pale Ale Beer Pickles are a great homemade gift that can even be opened and shared during Christmas dinner! They are made with Ribstone Creek Brewery’s Pale Ale, Keeper’s Point. The review of the beer, more information on this Edgerton, Alberta brewery, and the recipe is here.
If you have someone on your list that likes barbequing or smoking, theses two sauces will be a hit.
Smoked rye porter barbeque sauce is easy to make, already has the smoked flavour that goes with any barbequed meat, and is the perfect stocking stuffer. The smoked rye porter beer used was a limited edition from Apex Predator Brewing in Edson, Alberta. Use another smoked porter of your choice with the recipe found here.
The other sauce that’s easy is a Stout Beer Cherry Sauce, made with a stout from Theoretically Brewing out of Lethbridge, Alberta. It’s really good on smoked pork loin, but would also go amazing with beef and chicken. Check out the recipe here.
How about some beer mustard? The Pale Ale Grainy Beer Mustard is really amazing. It is great on chicken, pork, and also as a snack with pretzels and a mug of your favourite local beer! Another perfect stocking stuffer. Find the easy recipe here.
Lastly, but not least, is a great breakfast idea or hiking snack that is delicious, quick to make, and looks great in a mason jar for another stocking stuffer idea. Wake Up Coffee Porter Granola has just enough kick to start your day. Add it to some coconut Greek yogurt and your breakfast is done! Get the recipe here!
That’s it! With only 2 weeks until Christmas, these 5 DIY Holiday Gifts Made With Beer should help you fill those stockings! Have a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! See you in 2020! Cheers!