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What’s better than drinking good beer? Well, nothing. But sharing it with people who also appreciate it is a close second. Bruce remembers fondly a day in 1998 when a German friend surprised him on his doorstep with a six-pack of Weltenburger Kloster Barock Dunkel—his favorite at the time (for sentimental reasons) and still very hard to come by on this side of the Atlantic. And just this morning another friend surprised him with a bottle of Saint Botolph’s Town, a dark ale produced by the Pretty Things Beer and Ale Project, a gypsy brewer based in Cambridge, Massachusetts. But it’s not like we’re always on the receiving end. The Lagerheads have given their share of beer gifts over the years, too. So we ask you: what’s the best beer gift you’ve ever received?