Looking for a Gift for the Craft Beer Lover in Your Life? Creekside has You Covered!
The holidays are always a stressful time of year. If you’re like me, you procrastinate your gift buying until the last possible minute and by then, all the best ones are gone. But if you’re shopping for a craft beer fan, fear not! Creekside Beer has tons of awesome gift packs and limited-edition offerings available right now that we’d be psyched to find under our trees on Christmas morning. Take a look:
Delirium Noel Christmas Gift Pack
Brewed only for the Christmas and New Year season, Noel completes the Delirium trilogy. Its appearance is a superb warm copper to red color, recalling their Nocturnum, though not in its taste. It features subtle notes of caramel, citrus, and toffee throughout, with a tinge of typical Christmas flavors as well. There’s a touch of sweetness that is balanced on the finish by its bitterness. This unique Christmas gift pack offers two bottles of Delirium Noel, plus a commemorative glass. Delirium Noel clocks in at 10.0% ABV and 20 IBUs and currently sits at a 3.79/5 on Untappd.
Prairie Christmas Gift Packs
This holiday gift pack from Prairie Artisan Ales is perfect for the stout-lover in your life! It features 2 bottles each of their flagship Bomb! Imperial Stout (13.0% ABV) and the festive Christmas Bomb! Imperial Stout (13.0% ABV), plus a commemorative glass.
Bomb! is an imperial stout aged on Nordaggio's espresso beans, chocolate, vanilla beans, and ancho chile peppers. All the flavors meld to create a truly unique beer. The peppers add just the right amount of heat to complement the intense coffee and chocolate flavors.
Christmas Bomb! features the flavors we all know and love from Original Bomb, plus the addition of Christmas spices – cinnamon, ginger, and nutmeg. It features big roasty notes and tons of chocolate, plus a touch of heat on the finish from ancho chile peppers.
Chimay Peres Trappistes Gift Set
Sample all four unique varieties of Scourmont Abbey's Chimay Trappist Ale using the authentic Chimay goblet included in the gift-packaged set. One 11.2 oz bottle of each variety is included, along with a 33 cl Chimay goblet.
Chimay Red (ABV 7%) has an aroma of fruit and caramel, and tastes nutty, peppery and slightly bitter, with a silky mouthfeel.
Chimay White (ABV 8%) is hoppy, dry and spicy, with notes of clove and raisin.
Chimay Blue (ABV 9%) is deeply fruity and peppery, slightly bitter, with hints of plum, raisin and nutmeg.
Chimay Dorée (ABV 4.8%) is hazy gold with aromas of citrus, pear, and spice. Semi-dry with a hint of coriander.
Unibroue Sommelier Selection Pack
The perfect holiday gift for the Belgian beer drinker in your life. Featuring Maudite, Blanche De Chambly, Ephmere Apple, Trois Pistoles, Don de Dieu, and La Fin du Monde, Unibroue’s Sommelier Selection Variety Pack has a little bit of everything in it!
Unibroue Maudite - Without a doubt Unibroue’s best-known beer, La Maudite is inspired by abbey beers and Belgian double-style ales. It first hit the shelves in 1992 and took the province by storm with its 8% alcohol content, making it the first strong beer available in grocery stores. That’s where the idea came to tie its name and branding to a pact signed with the devil. The illustration of the “chasse-galerie” (or flying canoe) from a beloved Quebec legend captures the spirit of the beer. 22 IBUs
Unibroue Blanche De Chambly - The Blanche de Chambly label features the icon of the city where it is brewed: Fort Chambly. It was converted from a wooden barricade used for fighting against the Iroquois in the middle of the XVII century into a stone fortress to combat the British army at the beginning of the XVIII century. With notes of dried orange peel and coriander seeds, this brew is a worthy representative of classic Belgian-style white wheat beers. To date, it has won more than 34 international medals, including being named “The World’s Best White Beer" on numerous occasions. Unibroue is proud to brew the most popular white beer in Quebec. 5.0% ABV and 10 IBUs
Unibroue Ephmere Apple - As its name suggests, Éphémère is an ephemeral ale that comes and goes with the seasons. It was developed as a series to feature a seasonal fruit in a refreshing, lightly spiced white ale. The label depicts a fairy, an ephemeral spirit associated with fruits picked at the peak of ripeness during each harvest season. She first appeared in the spring of 2000 and has since been celebrated on a variety of seasonal fruit ales such as apple (brewed all year long), cranberry, blackcurrant, peach, raspberry and blueberry. 5.5% ABV and 10 IBUs
Unibroue Trois Pistole - Drawing on Quebec folklore, Unibroue chose the name Trois Pistoles to honor the city’s historic importance and pay homage to the legend of the Black Horse. Conjured up by a priest to help build a new church, this incarnation of the devil ran off when its bridle was removed. Because construction was still underway when the horse vanished, a stone remains missing from the church to this day. 9.0% ABV and 15.5 IBUs
Unibroue Don de Dieu - Don de Dieu (Gift of God) was the name of the ship that Samuel de Champlain sailed on his mission to “explore and discover the vast and perilous land of America” in the name of the King of France. His travels led to the founding of Quebec City in 1608. Inspired by this great adventure, Unibroue created Don de Dieu—an abbey-style triple wheat beer refermented in the bottle. Soft and round, it has delicately nuanced fruity and hoppy notes. 9.0% ABV and 10.5 IBUs
Unibroue La Fin du Monde - It took 18 months of research before La Fin du Monde saw the light of day in February 1994. Representative of a style that was originally developed by medieval monks who served beer on special occasions, it is a premium beer with a surprising finesse. Like Trappist triple ales, La Fin du Monde is brewed and refermented in the bottle—a first in the American market at the time of launch. To date, it is the most awarded Canadian beer and has been honoured at several top international competitions. True to tradition, Unibroue brewed this beer in honour of the French explorers who, when they discovered North America, believed they had reached "the end of the world”. 9.0% ABV and 19 IBUs
Piraat Christmas Gift Pack
For the Belgian beer fan in your life, Piraat’s Christmas Gift Pack features one bottle each of original Piraat (10.5% ABV, 23 IBUs) and Piraat Triple Hop (10.5% ABV, 65 IBUs), plus a branded glass to match.
Piraat - This light amber coloured Piraat with full foam head overwhelms with an aroma of bitter, spicy, malty and alcoholic scents. What follows is a perfect combination of malty, sweet and hopbitter tastes, after which you are drowned in a very long, semi-sweet after taste with bitter undertone.
Piraat Triple Hop - Piraat triple hop is a balanced, complex brew with defined hop character. Brouwerij Van Steenberge uses the famous Piraat ale as the base providing the brew with a full-bodied fruity flavor from the malt blended with dry characteristics derived from the high levels of alcohol. Then, four different hops are added into the brew three times during the brewing process (hence triple hop). The hops pitched are saaz, tetra and aurora twice in the brew house and then cascade is used to dry hop. These four hop styles deliver a complex character, which stands up to the great name of Piraat.
Gulden Draak Christmas Gift Pack
Another one for the Belgian lovers, Gulden Draak’s Christmas Gift Pack features one bottle each of Gulden Draak Classic (10.5% ABV, 30 IBUs) and Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple (10.5% ABV, 25 IBUs), plus a branded glass to match!
Gulden Draak Classic - Gulden Draak has been breathing fire at the Van Steenberge brewery since 1986. This characterful, fiery beer was originally commissioned by the Cruyl brewery in Assenede. At the time, it was a festive beer brewed just once a year for the Assenede fanfare.
Gulden Draak 9000 - This new recipe, on basis of 3 different kinds of malt added in a volume of 4 times the content in lager, provide the Gulden Draak 9000 Quadruple with a deep golden amber colour and a fruity scent. Together with the smooth and subtle sweet taste ensures this a wonderfully accomplished bouquet.
Great Divide Pack of Yetis Gift Pack
This gift pack consists of a stainless steel carabiner mug that reads “Yeti in a coffee cup looks like coffee in a coffee cup” and a selection of three different variations of the Yeti Imperial Stout. This year’s pack includes:
Great Divide S’mores Yeti Imperial Stout - Reach for S’mores Yeti and find yourself transported to a cozy campfire setting without ever leaving the comfort of your home; though enjoying this decadent treat fireside is definitely encouraged. Enjoy all the tastes of the classic campsite dessert blended with the rich, roasty malt flavor of Yeti Imperial Stout. A beer for telling tales and creating new ones. 9.5% ABV and 75 IBUs
Great Divide Big Yeti Imperial Stout – Brewed to commemorate Great Divide’s 25th Anniversary, this big, bold imperial stout features strong coffee and barrel notes. Crisp on the front end and surprisingly smooth despite its high alcohol volume. 13.5% ABV and 75 IBUs
Great Divide Chocolate Cherry Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Cherry Yeti is the newest version in Great Divide’s revered Yeti Series. They’ve tweaked the hop bitterness for this special release and then added sweet and sour cherries and cacao. The roasty malt backbone of Yeti melds perfectly with the cherries and cacao to make this one smooth sipper. A Yeti in a cherry orchard can be a great thing! 9.5% ABV.
And last but not least, don't forget about gift cards to Creekside Beer, available in any denomination. These can be purchased directly from our website, or in-store. Online orders of gift cards can be picked up curbside, or delivered via USPS. For more information on this, please contact us at 724-266-0700.
We hope this provides some last-minute gift options for you, and that your holidays are happy, healthy, and safe!