Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the land
Came the cheers of beer lovers, their glasses in hand;
The stockings were hung by the chimneys with care
In hopes that Stewart’s beers soon would be found there.
As we have said a few times before, Stewart Brewing is Edinburgh’s local brewery. Since 2004 they’ve been brewing popular award-winning beers such as Edinburgh Gold pale ale and triple-hopped Radical Road. With their custom-built brewery boasting a shop, taproom and Craft Beer Kitchen brew-it-yourself facility, Stewart offers a variety of Christmas gifts for beer lovers of all kinds and pockets of all depths.
Available online or in store, there’s a range of perfect stocking fillers from branded bottle openers to pairs of Stewart Brewing socks.
Midrange offerings include Stewart’s gift packs, “The Traditionalist”, “The Explorer” and “The Newbie,” which offer a different selection of Stewart’s bottles for different kinds of beer lovers. Choose from a combo of classic pale ales and stout, hoppier IPAs or “one of everything”. Also available are two seasonal wheat beers, Christmas Weiss Blanc and Noir, and limited edition set of 11.5% imperial stouts, Elysium I, II and III, each barrel aged in a different spirit cask.
At the other end of the spectrum, for a really memorable experience there’s the Craft Beer Kitchen experience where you choose your recipe, design your labels and brew and bottle your very own beer with up to three friends. Ideal for big birthdays, stag dos or to put a special beer on the dinner table when celebrating.
Stewart’s are releasing a range of great merchandise in time for Christmas too, including T-shirts, hoodies and glassware in new designs. If you’re not sure what to get, pick up a shop voucher, which can be used for tours and Craft Beer Kitchen as well as merchandise and bottles. A £15 voucher would be enough for a two litre growler, a re-fillable glass jug that can be used at the brewery taproom. This features 18 lines of Stewart’s biggest sellers as well as smaller, one-off brews. Growlers keep fresh in the fridge for up to five days and are great if you want to enjoy pub style beer at home.
Since vouchers can be bought online until midday Christmas Eve, don’t worry if your Secret Santa slips your mid or if boozy Uncle Brian decides to come for lunch at the last minute. Place your order before midday and the voucher will be emailed over for you to print. Vouchers bought in the shop come in a festive envelope with space to write your own message.
Merry Christmas one and all!
p.s. Thanks to Stewart Brewing for inviting us in the brewery for a complimentary tour and their special Christmas gift pack. In our next post, we’ll tell you more about the things we’ve learned during the tour! 🙂