On Father's Day, we take the time to celebrate our husbands, partners, dads, uncles, and grandfathers. They're often very difficult to shop for and you can spend hours in the mall and just not find the right thing. Sweaters and ties are all well and good, but if they're one to kick back and enjoy a cold brew at the end of the day, get him a Father's Day gift that a beer lover will actually appreciate.
The great thing about a beer-related gift is there are so many different directions you can go with it: You can straight out just buy him some beer, particularly with all the craft breweries popping up, and some grocery stores even have the option to "create your own six pack" where you can mix and match bottles of beers from different brewers. Beer accessories, like growlers, glasses, and bottle openers, also make great gifts. And for the guy who doesn't want any more clutter in his house? Give him an experiential gift, like a tour of a local brewery or a gift card to a local beer-focused restaurant or craft beer bar.
Even if you don't know your IPA from your stout or your pilsner, here are some ideas that might please the beer aficionado in your life.
1Home Brew Kit
3Bottle Cap Map
4Beer Layering Tool
5Beer Of The Month Club
It's the gift that keeps on giving: Choose from 3, 6, and 12 month options (the price per month goes down the longer the subscription you commit to). Each month they'll send your lucky dude 12 bottles of four different types of craft beer so that he can enjoy them with friends, or all to himself.
6History of Beer Poster
7Beer And Snacks Gift Basket
8Gift Certificate To A Local Brewery
There are lots of local craft breweries popping up in cities and smaller towns. Many of them have tap rooms where you can try a flight of beers and even schmooze with the brewers themselves. The Brewers Association has a listing of craft breweries in the United States and abroad.
9Atlas of Beer
Billed as the "ultimate beer lover's guide to the world," this book is a great reference for anyone who wants to learn about unique drinking destinations, beer trivia, and the history of the beverage.