Buy it: The Bottle & Barrel
59 Spruce St., Short North
With the proliferation of local breweries opening this year around Columbus, and a number of beer shops offering growler fills, the beer lover is going to need all the containers he can get. And bringing a growler to the party is way cooler than bringing a six-pack.
Smathers & Branson needlepoint flasks, $65
Buy it: Tigertree
787 N. High St., Short North
Every boozehound needs a good flask, and the plain, old metal ones are reserved for world-weary detectives. These are ideal for either the fisherman/outdoorsy type or the “ironic” humor lover.
Alison Rose Ohio koozies (three-pack), $10
Buy it: alisonrose.com
Columbus-based design company Alison Rose reps Ohio well with their clothing and accessories. These koozies use the locally-iconic T-shirt designs, and would look wonderful wrapped around a PBR next summer.
Wooden wine corkscrew and Petrified Wood cheese plate, $10 and $75
Buy it: Wine on High
789 N. High St.
This stylish corkscrew will sure impress the wine-drinker on your list. Wine drinkers love vintage wines, so why not get them a ridiculously vintage — 200 million years old — cheese plate.
“To Have and Have Another: A Hemingway Cocktail Companion,” $16.32
Buy it: amazon.com
Writers love booze — at least that’s what I’ve heard — so the writer/booze lover in your life will love a book that combines anecdotes about famed imbiber Ernest Hemmingway and recipes for his favorite cocktails.