You'd have to dig another ocean to hold tears shed by children who got pairs of socks on Christmas day.
To craft beer lovers, this site is Santa Claus. There's a whole lot of great craft beer out there, but fans of it are often limited by what their store will carry or what local distributors will supply. BeerJobber took a step away from that model a few years back by partnering with craft brewers and subsidizing shipments of their beers across the country. This works out great for beer lovers, who can ring in the holiday season with a case of spicy Vinter Varmer from Portland, Ore.-based Laurelwood Brewing, the fruity Belgian-style Blitzen from Arrington, Va.-based Blue Mountain Barrel House or a variety pack of holiday beers from brewers across the country. It's also a pretty good deal for folks with beer lovers on the gift lists who might enjoy medal-winning brews from this year's Great American Beer Festival or mixed variety packs from brewers across the country. It's not the cheapest proposition, as six packs start around $20, but the $5 shipping fee stays flat regardless of the size of the order. Shipping can also be an issue, as Beerjobber says it's able to ship to 83% of the country but means it can't ship to Alaska, Arizona, Arkansas, Delaware, Hawaii, Kentucky, Maryland, Massachusetts, Mississippi, Montana, Oklahoma, Utah or Wisconsin. While a lot of craft beer's big names are missing, the inclusion of heavy hitters such as Seattle's Elysian Brewing; Long Island's Blue Point; Philadephia Brewing; Lexington, Va.'s Devils Backbone; Asheville, N.C.-based Highland Brewing; Albuquerque, N.M.'s Marble Brewery; and Novato, Calif.-based Moylan's make BeerJobber worth a visit from any beer-loving holiday shopper. -- Written by Jason Notte in Portland, Ore. >To contact the writer of this article, click here: Jason Notte. >To follow the writer on Twitter, go to http://twitter.com/notteham. >To submit a news tip, send an email to: firstname.lastname@example.org.