The Best Beers for the Big Game

The Best Beers for the Big Game

If there’s ever a day when the drink-of-choice among the spectators is beer, it’s game day, and nothing tops Super Bowl Sunday for beer drinkers. The traditional menu of Super Bowl food – sausages and ribs off the grill, chicken wings, nachos, guacamole… it’s all absolutely perfect for pairing with your favorite frosty beers. But not ALL beer is perfect for game day – first, if you’re having a Super Bowl Party, stick to familiar flavors – nothing too strong or sour. That way, you’re offering crowd-pleasing favorites that don’t take the focus off the game or the food, and you’re also pacing the crowd, as heavier beers usually carry higher ABV percentages. Here are six beers (and one spectacular Craft Beer and Snacks Basket that encompasses it all!) that offer a nice variety and are all pretty easy to come by in the US, no matter where you might hang your hat. Light, Easy Drinking Beers Kona Big Wave Golden Ale: a lighter-bodied golden ale from Hawaii with a tropical hop aroma and flavor – a smooth, easygoing and refreshing ale. Pairs perfect with chicken wings and pasta salad! Red Stripe Jamaican Lager: Easily recognizable for its stout brown bottle, this Jamaican-style lager is pale straw in color, and moderately hoppy with a slightly sweet aftertaste. There’s a hint of caramel that we think you’ll find pairs pretty great with sausages or bratwurst off the grill. Medium-Bodied Beers Lagunitas IPA: A well-rounded, highly drinkable IPA from California. A bit of caramel malt barley provides the richness that mellows out the twang of the hops. You won’t believe how great Lagunitas pairs with warm...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Love at First Sight Edition!)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Love at First Sight Edition!)

With Valentine’s Day quickly approaching, our hearts are a-flutter with all things romance. Whether or not you believe in the phenomenon of “love at first sight”, those who have experienced it will swear up and down that it’s true. So on this cold February Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re celebrating those lucky souls who’ve been struck by Cupid’s arrow and fallen in love the moment they laid eyes on their one and only. Happy Valentine’s Day, everyone!   Comment Below:  Do you believe in love at first sight? Tell us why or why...
GiftTree Valentine’s Day Contest! Who’s Your Sweetheart?

GiftTree Valentine’s Day Contest! Who’s Your Sweetheart?

Enter our Who’s Your Valentine Contest! Win a $100 Gift Card for you and a Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gift Basket for your Valentine! GiftTree is all about spreading the love, so we’re hosting a Valentine’s Day Contest on Our Facebook Page!  In the comments section, tell us who your Valentine is and why, and make sure to TAG your Valentine! We’ll choose a winner on Monday, February 8th and send out a $100 GiftTree Gift Card to the commenter, plus a Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gift Basket to their Valentine. Time flies when you’re in love! Enter February 1st through 8th on the GiftTree Facebook Page. Winner will be contacted via direct message on Monday, February 8 at 12:00 PM PST. Official Contest Rules: Contest entries will be accepted from 9:00 am PST Monday February 1, 2016 through 12:00 pm PST Monday February 8, 2016. Contestants must be 18 years of age or older to participate. No Purchase Necessary. Void where prohibited. How to Enter: Contestants must comment on the contest post and within their comment, tag someone and tell us why that person is their Valentine. One winner will be chosen by a panel of judges on Tuesday February 8th at 12:00 pm PST and notified via Facebook Message. Prizes will be one electronic GiftTree Gift Card valued at one hundred US dollars ($100.00) to be spent on any gift available on GiftTree.com, with gift card code sent via Facebook message or email to winner, and one Valentine’s Day Gourmet Gift Basket to the Valentine that was tagged in the Facebook comment. By participating, all entrants acknowledge and agree that they have...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Little Moments Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Little Moments Edition)

This Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re celebrating little moments. Arthur Conan Doyle once wrote, “It has long been an axiom of mine that the little things are infinitely the most important.” Whether its a shared laugh, a deep conversation, a hand held or a quick note, it’s the smallest things that take up the most room in your heart.   Comment Below:  What have been your favorite memories with loved ones, and your most cherished little...
Why We Gift Wednesday (Caregiver Edition)

Why We Gift Wednesday (Caregiver Edition)

This Why We Gift Wednesday, we’re honoring caregivers. Day in and day out, caregivers selflessly give their time and energy to those who need it the most, simultaneously playing the roles of nurse, personal assistant, housekeeper, nutritionist, companion and so much more. They don’t do it because they have to, they do it because they’re loving, compassionate, generous people who are devoted to kindness. Thank you, caregivers!   Comment Below: Do you know a caregiver who deserves a shout out? Tell us about...