/The Best Beer Gifts for Father’s Day

The Best Beer Gifts for Father’s Day

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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.

Areaware Bottle Opener in Walnut

Give him the satisfaction of using a bent nail to open his bottle of beer.

DOIY Custom Stadium Opener Gold

This stadium-shaped bottle opener is handsome enough to leave on the coffee table in between matches.

Anthropologie Pretzel Bottle Opener

Just make sure he doesn’t accidentally try to eat this pretzel-shaped bottle opener.

Craighill Sculptural Brass Bottle Opener

This asymmetrical brass bottle opener is a decorative — yet still practical — addition to any bar cart or coffee table.

Westmark Germany Hermetus Steel 3-in-1 Resealer Beer Bottle Opener

Our own Jason Chen tipped us off to this bottle resealer a couple 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.

Stanley Classic Vacuum Insulated Growler

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

GrowlerWerks uKeg64sst Ukeg 64 Craft Beer Growler

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.

Home Brew Ohio RL-WKZ2-0IJS Gold Complete Beer Equipment Kit

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.

Super Efficient 8” Compact Immersion Wort Chiller

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.

Beer School: Bottling Success at the Brooklyn 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.

Bitter Brew: The Rise and Fall of Anheuser-Busch and America’s Kings of Beer

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.

The Oxford Companion to Beer

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.”

Shadow Box Display Case

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

Chillsner

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.

YETI Hopper Flip Portable Cooler

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.

Spiegelau IPA Glass

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.”

Bodega Glass, 17 Ounces

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.)

Match Pewter Pint Glass

Even the cheapest lager will taste fancy in this pint glass with a pewter base from the Italian company Match.

Duke Cannon Supply Co. Big Ass Beer Soap

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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