Everyone goes with chocolate and flowers for Valentine’s Day. But why? Like chocolate, beer is ancient (with beer a full two thousand years older than chocolate). Like chocolate, beer is fermented (just a bit differently, to make beer more fun). And hops are technically flowers — so really, when you give your guy or gal the gift of beer for Valentine’s Day, you’ve put forth double the effort in a single gift.
This little guide to the best Valentine’s Day gifts has something perfect for that beer lover you can’t help but love. Or who you really like. Or want to get to know better (believe us, beer will help).
And what really makes beer the best Valentine’s Day gift? Your nearest and dearest will almost always share.
Know nothing of beer but want to impress? Go for a Top 10 Tinnies Gift Box
Let us do the heavy lifting. The craft beer lover in your life will think you’re a genius. We’ve put together 10 of the best Australian craft beer tinnies in one brilliant gift box. The good old tinnie holds a special place in our culture and it’s making a comeback with craft brewers around the country embracing this much-loved retro vessel. Airtight and light resistant, tinnies maintain the awesome flavour of beer and nothing beats the sweet sound of cracking open a cold one. Tasting notes, beer glass guide, personalised gift card and delivery included.
Ultimate Valentine’s Day gift for beer lovers: A Craft Beer Subscription
Whenever anyone asks us for a gift recommendation, the answer is always a Craft Beer Subscription. It’s literally the gift that keeps giving. Every month for three months, your Valentine gets our hand-picked selection of Australia’s best craft brews (with a few international beers mixed in for good measure).
Every box comes with 8 different beers plus tasting notes, and the first box ships with a beer glass guide to get things started.
Truly madly deeply in love? Go for a 16 pack subscription.
Impress with your good taste in craft beer: Pick ‘N’ Mix Case
Sense of humour, good looks, excellent job. Those things are nice in a partner, but we’re convinced what matters in a significant other is good taste in beer.
Prove you’ve got what it takes by building a case from our wide selection of craft brews. Go heavy on the Aussie crafts, naturally, but throw in a few international beers to round things out. And yes, our seasonal and limited editions qualify for the Pick ‘N’ Mix case too.
After you pick your 16 beers, we box them up with a personalised gift card and ship them out (with free shipping) just about anywhere in Australia.
In love with a beer expert? Give the gift of a Rare Beer
Hop varieties, yeast strains, original gravity, bottle conditioning — your partner knows all there is to know about anything beer-related. It is for exactly this kind of person that we seek out beers which are truly interesting — and truly hard to find. Our rare and speciality beers prove that even beer experts still have new and delicious things to learn. Plus many of these beers come in gift boxes.
Still not sure? Everyone loves a Craft Cartel Gift Certificate
Giving your honey one of our gift certificates says: “I love you. You love beer. Here, go crazy.”
First decide how much you want to spend, from a few bottles to a full esky refill, then think of something nice to say on the personalised message. After that, we’ll email the gift certificate to your Valentine on the day you specify (14 February is a popular choice).
Valentine’s Day Delivery Cut-Off Dates
WA & Regional Areas: 28 Jan
Hobart & Surrounding TAS: 4 Feb
Adelaide & Brisbane Metro: 6 Feb
Sydney & Melbourne Metro: 7 Feb
Next Business Day Express Delivery is available for Sydney Metro Areas. Learn More
Due to the bushfires we have been very conservative with our cut-off dates.