Gift guide for the beer-loving dad
By Aimee Heckel
Microbrews. Craft beers. Beer clubs. Home brewing. Beer has become more than just a beverage. For many people, it’s entertainment — a lifestyle.
The craft brewing industry surged 18 percent last year, according to the Brewers Association. The American Homebrewers Association reports there are 1.2 million American homebrewers — most of which are married or in a domestic partnership and, on average, 40 years old. If that includes your dad or partner, consider organizing a beer-themed Father’s Day this year.
Here are some of our favorite gifts for the beer-loving dad.
1. New to brewing? If Dad’s always been curious about making his own brew, start him off with a homebrewing starter kit. Northern Brewer sells a starter kit, “A Brewery in a Box,” complete with an instructional DVD, for about $80.
For a more comprehensive package, check out Monster Brew’s starter kit, $134, which includes bottles, ingredients and all the hardware Dad will need to begin.
2. On a budget? Get Dad a personalized beer mug, like this one at the Personalization Mall, on sale for just $24.45.
3. Think Dad has it all? Here’s a unique spin on the cooler or carrying case: Etsy.com sells a wooden six-pack carrying crate for $24.99. Stock it with Dad’s favorite beer and it’s a beautiful gift that’s practical, too. Here’s another style for a personalized wooden beer crate; this version looks almost antique.
4. For an assortment of goodies, this beer and BBQ gift basket is easy to order and will make Dad’s tastebuds smile. Beer, various seasonings, snacks and more for about $70 via H.K. Carter Gifts.
5. Don’t forget the card. Check Cardstore.com for a wide selection of cards, including this funny “Beer will change the world” card for $3.49. Save money at Cardstore.com with these coupons, paired with an awesome 10 percent Cash Back. Get free 30-day returns if you’re not satisfied with your order, too.
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