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The Best Beer Gifts for Father’s Day

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If you’re trying to find beer gifts for dads for this upcoming Father’s Day, 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. At the time of publication, everything below will arrive by June 18.

For the dad who drinks beer slowly

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Former Strategist editor Jason Chen tipped us off to this bottle resealer a couple of years ago: “The German-made bottle opener also functions as a resealer for unfinished beverages (it has fun diagrammatic instructions etched right on it).” That makes it a great gift for someone who buys a lot of large-format beer bottles and doesn’t want them to go to waste.

For the dad who loves his local brewery

This pressurized growler will keep craft beer fresh and carbonated for up to two weeks, which is great for the dad who loves his brewery’s beer but can’t pay them a visit every weekend.

For the dad who really loves his local brewery

This stainless-steel insulated growler can be filled up at his local brewery whenever he wants to stop by.

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 dip his toe in home brewing

This more affordable kit from Brooklyn Brew Shop comes with everything he needs to brew his first batch of beer — including hops and IPA grain mix. It includes more easy-to-use equipment than the kit above and has step-by-step instructions and videos for beginners.

For the dad who has too many pint glasses

Spiegelau IPA Glass
$41 for 4

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 doesn’t have enough pint glasses

Bodega Glass, 17 Ounces
$45 for 12
$45 for 12

We’ve written about the mini Bodega glasses from Luigi Bormioli, as the best wine glasses, but there’s also a 17-ounce version of the glass that’s the perfect size for a pint. (Plus, these are the same pint glasses they use in the tasting rooms of cult-Danish brewery Mikkeller.)

For the dad who takes his beer on the go

This hands-free, backpack-style IceMule cooler comes in three sizes, the largest of which can hold up to 18 cans of beer plus ice. The bag is zipper-free and has welded seams, so it’s completely waterproof and can even float, making it a perfect choice for dads who like to crack open a cold one on camping, beach, or boat trips.

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).

For the dad who collects bottle caps

A top-loading shadow box is a simple way to showcase how many bottles of beer he’s crushed.

For the lambic-loving dad

Alessi Anna G. Corkscrew

The lambic drinker in your life will need a corkscrew to get to the good stuff, since bottles of lambic are corked not capped. Consider this cheery, Chris Black–approved option from Italian designer Alessi.

For the adventure dad

If your dad prefers to spend his weekends in the great outdoors, Matt Monahan, co-founder of Other Half Brewing Company, recommends a beer sling from Pelican. “This company makes amazing, high-quality coolers that match up every bit to the competitors and then some,” he says.

For the dad who forgets to put his beer in the fridge

To avoid the mess of a beer explosion in his freezer, Andrew Burman of Other Half Brewing Company recommends getting a rapid cooler like the Cooper: “Having a rapid cooler for beer, wine, or Champagne is key — especially for last-minute gatherings.”

For the dad who leaves his beer sitting out

Corkcicle Chillsner
$15 for 2

We’ve written about Corkcicle’s wine chiller before, but the company also makes them for beer. Keep them in the freezer and pop them in any bottle left sitting out too long.

For the dad who loves tallboys

Mary Izett, co-owner of Fifth Hammer Brewing Co. in Queens, recommends Yeti Colsters — can insulators that fit cans of up to 16 ounces: “They’re lightweight, durable, and keep your beer at the appropriate temperature on the hottest of days.”

For the dad who loves tallboys (but likes to keep it classy)

This can opener can turn any aluminum can — from slim coolers to 16-ounce tallboys — into a smooth-edged, open-top cup. “The Draft Top Lift is sort of like a fancy can opener with a rotational blade that sits inside the rim of the can to cut and lift out the top — pull tab and all,” explains Strategist writer Brenley Goertzen. “Not only does it make a great party trick, but it has elevated the flavor profile of all sorts of beverages.”

For the dad who prefers bottles

BrüMate’s Hopsulator koozie will keep his beer cold, even on the hottest summer days.

For the dad who is getting a little too old for “hair of the dog” remedies


“Drinking can definitely take its toll on the body, and we need to take care of ourselves!” Zwann Grays, founder of Zwann’s Wine Club, says. “These multivitamins are great for liver and kidney support, either taken before or after a night of harder drinking. They provide some relief if you’re hung-over (take one before bed, and it will help in the morning), but they’re also preventative. The more you take them, the better they work.”

For the dad who likes to tailgate

This Yeti cooler is shaped like a tote bag, so it’s easy to carry around, yet it’s still so well-insulated that it’ll keep beers cold for hours on end, even if you’re sitting on asphalt in the sun.

For the dad who’s a boat guy

Nothing says “ready for summer” drinking like these insulated beer koozies that double as tiny life jackets.

For the dad who likes to give his home brews to the neighbors

Nothing says “welcome to the neighborhoodlike dropping off something homemade. If your home-brewing dad agrees, then gift him this bottle capper, which makes it easy to put shiny new bottle caps on recycled beer bottles. It’s a real money (and environment) saver, and once the neighbors are done, they can return the bottles and eagerly wait for the next six-pack to arrive.

For the dad who loves to get scientific about his brews

While brewing beer is incredibly easy, there is a lot of science that goes into it. For dads who care about the nitty-gritty of beer-making, a hydrometer is essential. It’ll allow him to measure the alcohol by volume, Brix value (grams of sucrose present per 100 grams of liquid), and gravity (the amount of dissolved solids in water) throughout the brewing process, which is great if he’s looking to hone a signature brew.

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 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.

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The Best Beer Gifts for Father’s Day