This Sunday is Father’s Day! Instead of a tie, or even a steak dinner, get pops something he’ll really appreciate this year, something he can put to good use for years to come (or at least for several great nights to come). We searched out killer picks that are guaranteed to please and help him on the path of educated drinking. Read on for how to make him smile this weekend. He deserves it.
Glassware & Bar Tools
Hopspeak Pint Beer Glass Selection
You know you what good beer is, and now dad can let the world know he does, too. This set of four pint glasses features sayings like “Drink beer, die hoppy” and “In hops we trust” along with minimal but attractive graphics ($19.95).
Personalized Crystal Decanter Set
Help him show off his style with a custom-inscribed decanter and two monogrammed rocks glasses. This is one classy gift for the price ($125).
Normann Copenhagen Cognac Glasses
This pair of hand-blown snifters make for ultimate enjoyment of the finest liquors ($80).
Railroad Spike Bottle Opener
Made from a spike reclaimed from an abandoned rail line, this is one memorable way to open a beer ($18.99).
iPhone Case Bottle Opener
If he’s as attached to his smartphone as you are, he’ll love this hard case for the iPhone that doubles as a way to pop open a brew.
Pro Shaker 10-Piece Bar Set
Everything dad needs to craft serious cocktails in one handy package, including a shaker, strainer, stir spoon, measuring jigger, bar knife and more ($39.99).
Essential Wine Accessories 10-Piece Set
If he’s more into vino, hook him up with this collection, which includes a Lightning Lever corkscrew, electronic thermometer, aerator, bottle stopper, champagne opener and more ($63.99).
Electric Wine Bottle Opener
Getting your wine fix has never been easier than with this one-touch corkscrew, complete with a built-in blue light for use in dim BYO settings ($29.95).
Porthole Stainless Steel Flask
This round flask is not only swanky, it lets you see how much of your carry-on booze is left ($29.99).
Round Whiskey Stones
With this six-piece set of stones in the freezer, dad can serve quality liquor without unwanted ice dilution ($35.95).
Help him relive his vinyl collection with this set of four silicone coasters ($15).
Ceramic Pottery Growler
Dad can carry home fresh craft beer in style with this sturdy and attractive handcrafted growler ($125).
Wearables & Accessories
Bottle Cap Cufflinks
Leave it to an Etsy crafter to turn the common bottle cap into snazzy links ($10).
Beer Ingredient Necktie
A silkscreen pattern of hops, barley and wheat lets dad show off his love of beer ($30).
Beer Label Wallet
A cool cash carrier made from repurposed Deschutes Brewery bottle labels ($18).
Drinkables & Edibles
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Microbrew Gift Basket
Give him all he needs for a happy weekend with this set, featuring six craft beers and accompanying tasty snacks ($75).
Beer of the Month Club
Sign dad up for three months of this club and he’ll enjoy a variety of different craft brews throughout the summer ($110).
Naga Chilli Vodka
If hot peppers are his thing, this 100,000 Scoville-unity novelty spirit will make him smile... until he gives it a swallow, that is ($62).
Beer on the Green Gift Set
For the golf and beer lovers, this golf bag cooler comes stocked with microbrews and snacks to get him through all 18 holes ($42.50).
Tuscan Trattoria Wine Gift Basket
Everything he needs to cook up a perfect talian feast, including a colander, pastas, sauces and a bottle of a hearty Tuscan red ($59.99).
Beer Pretzel Truffles
Chocolates might not be your first thought for dad, but when they’re made with Rogue Chocolate Stout and pretzels, they might be up his alley ($30).
Grow It Beer Hops Kit
Everything dad needs to grow his own hop flowers — just add water ($12.99).
Beer Tasting Toolkit
Want to help pops get down with the craft brew movement? This pamphlet and tasting cards by Portland-based blogger Jeff Alworth has easy tips and instructions on getting up to speed ($21.69).
Old Man Drinks
This Quirk Books classic cocktail guide is chock full of recipes, advice and barstool wisdom ($9.95).
Age Your Own Whiskey Kit
Everything dad needs to set up his own brown liquor, including a two-liter barrel and two bottles of white dog ($149.99).
Beer: A Cookbook
Over 40 recipes where dad can put brew to good use making great food ($12.95).
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