Need a gift idea for your favorite beer geek? We’ve got two for you, both from Athens’ own Owen Ogletree.

Looking for an out-of-this-world (or at least out-of-town) idea? Give your beer lover an opportunity to join Owen on board the 14th annual Magic Happens Beer Cruise. You’ll set sail from Vancouver BC, with stops in Victoria, San Francisco, Monterey and San Diego. In addition to talks, tastings and beer bingo, you’ll visit some fantastic brewpubs and craft breweries along the way. For more information, click here.

For something a little closer to home, why not give tickets to one of the Southeast’s longest-running and most popular craft beer events? The 17th annual Classic City Brew Fest will take place on Sunday, April 15, 2012 at the Foundry Park Inn. Featuring almost 250 of the greatest craft ales and lagers from around the world, live music from the Steel String Session and an exciting new cask ale pavilion with close to 15 one-off firkins, this event is not to be missed!

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