If you’re looking for a last-minute gift for the craft beer lover in your life, consider an American Homebrewers Association (AHA) membership. Membership includes great information and resources for brewing, plus industry news and of course advance purchase of Great American Beer Festival tickets. It also provides huge value to even casual craft beer drinkers, as most craft breweries offer discounts ranging from $1 off your first beer to 15% of your total check. With those kinds of benefits you may want to treat yourself to an extra Christmas gift!
I can say from personal experience that my membership pays for itself in discounts, so all the other benefits are essentially a free added bonus. The only difficulty is remembering to ask for the discount before you get your check!
Memberships are for 1/2/3 years at $38/$68/$97 or $700 for lifetime, plus the AHA throws in some free gifts too.