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View Poll Results: Do you give homebrew as a gift?
Yes, and I put lots of work into the presentation. 18 18.18%
Yes, but I just give bottles in an old six pack container. 50 50.51%
No, but I'm planning to. 16 16.16%
No. 12 12.12%
No, I don't think it would be appreciated. 3 3.03%
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Old 06-11-2010, 10:01 PM   #1
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Default Poll: Do you give beer as gifts?

Just wondering how many of us give beer away as gifts. Everyone shares their brew, but I'm talking about real gifting, i.e. Christmas.

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:05 PM   #2
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Yes. I wouldn't say I put a LOT of work into the presentation though. I uaually gift bombers that I cleaned the labels off of. I have a strong background in graphic design, so I make a nice looking label too.

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Old 06-11-2010, 10:26 PM   #3
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I went all-out on mead one year, with 2 liter swingtops in nice burlap cinch sacks I made up. I made parchment labels, applied a gold wax seal to the labels, and tied the swingtop wires shut with jute and fancy knots. I was pretty proud of the results, and they seemed to be well received.

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I don't think anybody really appreciates my beer given as a gift. Oh, they drink it just fine, but it seems like they think it's not a "real gift" since it's homebrewed. I swear, some people think of homebrew as free beer and don't recognize the amount of effort, the cost, and the time put into a batch.

So, no. I don't give homebrew as gifts to anybody.

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I don't think anybody really appreciates my beer given as a gift. Oh, they drink it just fine, but it seems like they think it's not a "real gift" since it's homebrewed. I swear, some people think of homebrew as free beer and don't recognize the amount of effort, the cost, and the time put into a batch.

So, no. I don't give homebrew as gifts to anybody.
Yea, I get that a lot too, but mainly when I take homebrew places. People are very reluctant to try it and say its good just to please me. I did about 6 bombers of a Kolsch I brewed with a special label for wedding gifts one time. The couple (my fiancee's cousin) told me it was the best wedding gift out of the whole lot. My RIS this Christmas went over very well too. I really only try to gift beer to my beer loving friends.
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I don't think anybody really appreciates my beer given as a gift. Oh, they drink it just fine, but it seems like they think it's not a "real gift" since it's homebrewed. I swear, some people think of homebrew as free beer and don't recognize the amount of effort, the cost, and the time put into a batch.

So, no. I don't give homebrew as gifts to anybody.
What about very 'special' beers, like maybe some kind of high gravity, home-grown fruit beer or something?

I've gotten my fair share of baked goods, etc. to know that 'homemade' doesn't equate to 'lousy gift' to the majority of people.

I'll concede that nobody is probably going to be overly impressed with a bomber of cream ale from a canned kit under the Christmas tree.
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Im always giving myself the gift of beer.

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Im always giving myself the gift of beer.
x2 haha... I am new to brewing but plan on giving it out at x-mas to my family... they keep asking me how my new hobby is going, and expect some beer!
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Yeah. The Lady and I hosted our friends' engagement party. I made them both a batch of their choice. I let them choose which tap handle they even wanted.

He got the Aberdeen Brown, and she got Ginger Beer.

This Christmas I'll be giving beer to friends. I'll do the labels up all fancy schmancy.

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What about very 'special' beers, like maybe some kind of high gravity, home-grown fruit beer or something?

I've gotten my fair share of baked goods, etc. to know that 'homemade' doesn't equate to 'lousy gift' to the majority of people.

I'll concede that nobody is probably going to be overly impressed with a bomber of cream ale from a canned kit under the Christmas tree.
Thats what I do. RIS, Barley wines etc. Something strong and out of the ordinary (for the recipients).

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