I'd like to buy some beer as a gift for a friend who has volunteered to spend the upcoming weekend working on a construction project. My thought is to get a couple of extremely delicious, possibly local, varieties. What I'm going for is something indulgent, after all his hard work and also something a little obscure, so it would be like a mini-tasting (gulping?) of some makers he might not already have tried.
I'm sure some beer-drinking hounds must be able to chime in with suggestions for products that might fit the bill. (Maybe the kinds of bottled/canned beer you'd want if you were selflessly laboring in the sweltering heat?) Also, is there a liquor store that has a particularly strong selection of beer? I'd like to make this one-stop shopping.