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Craft beer as a birthday gift?

  • 06-11-2016 12:21am
    Registered Users Posts: 781 ✭✭✭ Rogueish

    Today is my brothers birthday. He turns 34😉. I was thinking that I might buy him a selection (6-8) of craft beers for his birthday. Do the educated taste buds of Boards have any recommendations?

    A number of pointers
    1. He's not a guiness or ale drinker
    2. He's not too fussy regarding beer I've seen him drink Bud, Coors Lite, Miller, Heineken (under duress),
    3. I've also seen him drinking wine from a pint glass..... so apart from point 1 take point 2 with a grain (bucket) of salt!!
    4. I'm not based in Dublin but have Tesco, Aldi, Lidl, Super Value, Dunnes, O'Briens, Carry Out locally

    I don't drink beer myself and as a result would appreciate any recommendations. Thanks in advance.


  • Registered Users, Subscribers Posts: 47,126 ✭✭✭✭ Zaph

    OK, so he's basically a lager drinker, so there's no point in going too adventurous straight off the bat if he has no interest in anything else at the moment. So I'd suggest keeping it simple and buying him lagers with a bit more flavour than he currently drinks - maybe Spaten, O'Hara's, Budvar, Brooklyn Lager, Trouble Brewing's Kill Lager, that sort of thing. If he gets a taste for them he might move on to other styles later, but everyone starts somewhere. :)