It might be tempting to get the beer lover in your life one of those goofy “Beers of the World” 12-packs at Costco or Cost Plus, but I have a much better idea. Head over to BeerCraft in Rohnert Park and let the knowledgeable staff help you put together a hand-selected case of some of the finest American craft beers in existence. Run by true-blue beer lovers, the shop has a vast selection of beers from craft breweries all over the nation. They regularly carry beers from Knee Deep Brewing, Stone Brewing Co., The Bruery, Allagash, Ballast Point, Heretic, Clown Shoes, Firestone, Prairie Artisan Ales, Evil Twin, Lagunitas, Drakes, Green Flash, Caldera, Deschutes, Crooked Stave, and, well, the list goes on and on. The owners actually travel “out of market” to find beers that aren’t available through normal distribution channels, so you’ll find stock here unavailable at Whole Foods or other stores with a big beer selection. Worried about picking the wrong beer? Just get a gift certificate and your beloved beer enthusiast can go crazy with the amazing selection.
If you really want to impress the beer lover in your life, spring for a gift membership in BeerCraft’s Craft Beer of the Month Club. For $162.95, they’ll receive, by mail, 3 bombers (22oz or 750ml) of hand-selected, high quality craft beers delivered right to their doorstep. Check out the store’s website for more information. Now that’s one thirst-quenching gift idea.
BeerCraft also hosts free tasting nights on Thursdays from 6pm-8pm. This month’s featured breweries are Oskar Blues on Dec. 5 and Speakeasy Ales and Lagers on Dec. 12. Beer Craft is located at 5704 Commerce Blvd., Rohnert Park. 707.206.9440.