If your loved one is still easing into the world of beer, grab a signed copy of Mark Brewer’s Brewology: An Illustrated Dictionary for Beer Lovers. A resident of Pittsburgh, Brewer (that’s his real name) has illustrated for The Washington Post, The New York Times and many other outlets. Earlier this year, Brewer turned his attention to beer, writing and illustrating a funny and informative guide to the wide world of beer making and drinking.
Finally, give the beer buff in your life the chance to see in the ins and outs of one of the city’s best breweries with tickets to an East End Grains-to-Glass Tour. Started in 2004, East End is one of Pittsburgh’s most beloved breweries, offering up a range of dependable year-rounds and intriguing seasonals. A few times a month, East End holds tours of their relatively new space (they moved there in 2012) complete with four samples, a guided tasting and a growler of beer to take home. Tickets are still available for their January dates.
For more local gifts—including one more beer idea—check out our holiday gift guide.