If you’re trying to find a Father’s Day gift for a dad who loves beer, you could do worse than giving him a six-pack of his favorite brew. But chances are good that it’ll be gone before the week’s over, and sometimes, you want to give a present that’ll actually last (or something that you could easily ship to him if you’re not seeing him in person, unlike a bottle or two of beer). So to make it a little easier to find a practical present this Father’s Day, we’ve found some of the best beer gifts for Father’s Day for every type of beer loving-dad.
For the dad who drinks beer while watching sports
This stadium-shaped bottle opener is handsome enough to leave on the coffee table in between matches.
For the dad whose favorite drinking snack is pretzels
Just make sure he doesn’t accidentally try to eat this pretzel-shaped bottle opener.
For the dad who’s always losing the bottle opener
A handsome, brass bottle opener that’ll stay on his key chain.
For the dad who already has a handsome bar kit
For the dad who loves his local brewery
For the dad who really loves his local brewery
For the dad who wants to home-brew
This starter kit comes with all of the basic equipment your dad will need to brew his own beer. Bonus points if you also gift him the ingredients, so you two can brew his first batch together.
For the dad who wants to take his home-brew to the next level
If your dad already is a proficient home-brewer, consider getting him some high-end equipment, like this copper wort chiller, which will quickly take his brew from boiling hot to room temperature for bottling.
For the dad who dreams of opening his own brewery
This book, written by Brooklyn Brewery founder Steve Hindy, tells the story of how this former foreign correspondent for the Associated Press came to open his own brewery along with some actually useful business tips.
For the dad who likes retelling drinking stories
Journalist William Knoedelseder dives deep into the history of the Busch family, creators of Budweiser and Michelob beers, and the story of how their company came to dominate American beer.
For the dad who hosts beer tastings
Zach Mack, beer writer and owner of Alphabet City Beer Co. and Governors Island Beer Co., recommends this book as a good gift for a beer lover. “It’s perfect for someone who already knows a little bit about beer and wants to learn more, but doesn’t want to dive into the insanely overcrowded realm of beer books. It’s a very concise and tightly written encyclopedic record for beer that’s remarkably approachable given its depth.”
For the dad who plans vacations based on proximity to breweries
For the dad who stans for Mikkeller
If your dad can’t visit the culty Danish brewery Mikkeller (or one of their American outposts, like their recently opened New York City one) in real life, you can always give him their book of beer so that he can attempt to make their recipes at home.
For the dad who collects bottle caps
For the dad who forgets to put his beer in the fridge
We’ve raved about the Corkcicle plenty of times before, for its ability to cool down a bottle of wine in a matter of minutes — but did you know there’s a Corkcicle for beer? Called the Chillsner, this gadget works the same way as the Corkcicle. Keep it in the freezer and take it out and pop it in a lukewarm bottle, but this one is sized for bottles of beer.
For the dad who likes to tailgate
For the dad who has too many pint glasses
If you’re going to upgrade your dad’s glassware, David Zuskov, the brewer and lab manager at Almanac Beer Co. in Alameda, California, swears by Spiegelau’s IPA glasses. “I drank the same beer out of their glass and a pint glass, and you can taste so much more flavor from theirs.”
For the dad who wishes he could shower in beer
This soap is made with Old Milwaukee beer (though the folks at Duke Cannon do note that it smells like sandalwood, not beer).
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