2016 Father’s Day Gift Guide
Gift Ideas for Dad and All the Beer Lovers in your Life
Go deeper into your beer and learn about how to grow hops, herbs and malt at home with The Homebrewer’s Garden, 2nd Edition, by Joe Fisher and Dennis Fisher ($16.95, Storey Publishing). Learn tips, techniques and recipes from 25 of today’s most talented homebrewers with Homebrew All-Stars by Drew Beechum and Denny Conn ($24.99, Voyageur Press).
Thinking about starting your own brewery? Get insight from the pros who have the answers and have become well-known barroom names. Off-centered Leadership: The Dogfish Head Guide to Motivation, Collaboration and Smart Growth by Sam Calagione ($25, Wiley); Business for Punks: Break All The Rules—The BrewDog Way by James Watt ($26, Penguin Portfolio); and Quench Your Own Thirst: Business Lessons Learned Over a Beer or Two by Jim Koch ($27.99 Flatiron Books). Read book reviews at allaboutbeer.com/book.
There are a lot of 64-ounce stainless steel growlers, but the YETI Rambler Bottle gets noticed by beer geeks at the bar. This is well thought out, with a wide mouth for both drinking and cleaning and an ample handle for carrying. It’s durable, too. Fill it and head on an adventure. yeticoolers.com, $89.99
Long ago, when there was one style of beer on offer, it was OK to have just one kind of jerky. Now, along with many taps, comes variety to the humble bar snack. Lawless Jerky makes beef and pork varieties with flavors like Sweet Sriracha, Mango Habanero and Aloha Teriyaki. lawlessjerky.com, $5.99
Popcorn gets an upgrade with Chunky Pig Candied Bacon Caramel Corn. Available with or without peanuts. Each bite finishes with a spicy kick, thanks to cayenne pepper. For an added gift, pair it with a bottle of dad’s favorite imperial stout. chunkypiglove.com, $9
The Grainfather takes the best brewing practices from craft breweries and puts them into a simple to use, an all-in-one system to ensure anyone can brew a professional craft beer at home, no matter their brewing experience. It’s the perfect brewing companion, made of high quality stainless steel; it is sleek and sophisticated, and completely electric without removing any of the fun. It makes a perfect gift for dad, or the best hobby to share. grainfather.com, $890
Fizzics delivers fresh-from-the-tap beer from any can, bottle or growler up to 64-ounces. Portable and easy-to-use draft system enhances flavor and aroma of your favorite beer without added chemicals or preservatives. Brewery fresh taste. Anytime, anywhere. fizzics.com, $169.99
Every dad deserves a proper cup, and the Crafted Cup Company has curated a great selection. There won’t be any doubt who this 19-ounce hand-made pewter mug belongs to, and it’ll be a gift he enjoys for years to come. It’s made in the traditional way from lead-free pewter and, better yet, modern pewter won’t tarnish like silver does so it will easily keep that truly unique finish. craftedcupcompany.com, $49.95