Buddy the Elf says the best way to spread Christmas cheer is singing loud for all to hear. If you can’t carry a tune in a bucket, may we suggest a bucket of ice… and sharing these gifts with the non-teetotalers on your list. And who knows?
After a few tipples, you might find your singing voice, too.
Little Brown Jug
Consider giving a virtual guided beer tasting and brewery tour. It’s taking place December 30 and includes four seasonal brews, two LBJ tasting glasses, the virtual tour and guided tasting hosted by senior brewer Rob McWhinney.
They are also offering gift baskets, with items from local makers and businesses.
Just want to give their beer? Their Good Times Variety Pack includes their Golden Ale, Black Lager, Belgian IPA and Monarchy English Brown Ale.
Patent 5 Distillery
Patent 5 Distillery uses a 125-gallon copper pot still and 16-plate column still to produce small batch, premium craft spirits with Manitoba’s history and the natural world in mind.
Get your cocktail groove on with one of their signature cocktail kits. Included in the Purple Punch Cocktail Kit (pictured): Purple Blossom Gin (750 ml) BG Reynolds Gardenia Mix Cocktail Syrup (375 ml) Bittermens Orange Cream Citrate (146 ml) Ms. Betters Bitters Miraculous Foamer (118 ml)
Check out their Cocktail Kit Section of their online shop for more.
Nonsuch Brewing Company
This local brewery continues to pair style with substance in everything they do. For the beer lover in your life, you can’t go wrong with one of their holiday gift baskets (pictured).
If you’re looking to simply sample their offerings to find your favourite, their Explorer Collection is an eight pack of cans in a convenient, — and wrappable — grab-and-go box. Explore a little taste of Manitoba with two cans of Belgian Blonde, Belgian Peach, Prairie Common, and Raspberry Kettle Sour.
Amsterdam Tea Room
Make their signature tea-infused cocktails at home. Each kit makes six cocktails.
For expert guidance, watch their how-to videos on their website or on their YouTube channel. Their restaurant is open for take out and delivery, where they also offer 25% off retail shopping with every food order on items including loose leaf teas, tea ware, pickled goodies and kombucha.