Holiday Gift Guide 2012: Gifts for the boozehound

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From the November 22, 2012 edition

Buy it: The Bottle & Barrel

59 Spruce St., Short North

614-221-5550

northmarket.com

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

614-299-2660

shoptigertree.com

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.

614-294-8466

wineonhigh.com

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.