By going to the pub with the gents or stopping by the off-licence on the way home from work, your Dad's been hinting all year long that he really wants beer for Father's Day. That, as opposed to a new tie or a "this coupon entitles bearer to one free car-wash so long as there isn't something good on the TV or I'm otherwise busy" gift.

Have no fear if you know nothing about beer, this guide will give you some tips on how to pick the perfect beer gift and have you rocketing to the top of the inheritance list amongst your siblings. Besides, he deserves it, doesn't he?

How to Choose Something He'd Like
  • First thing's first: take a look at what's already in the fridge. This is the no-brainer; buy him more of what he already likes!
  • Pay attention to what he drinks at the pub. Often, his favourite cask ale is available in a bottle and lagers almost always are.  If he already

By going to the pub with the gents or stopping by the off-licence on the way home from work, your Dad's been hinting all year long that he really wants beer for Father's Day. That, as opposed to a new tie or a "this coupon entitles bearer to one free car-wash so long as there isn't something good on the TV or I'm otherwise busy" gift.

Have no fear if you know nothing about beer, this guide will give you some tips on how to pick the perfect beer gift and have you rocketing to the top of the inheritance list amongst your siblings. Besides, he deserves it, doesn't he?

How to Choose Something He'd Like
  • First thing's first: take a look at what's already in the fridge. This is the no-brainer; buy him more of what he already likes!
  • Pay attention to what he drinks at the pub. Often, his favourite cask ale is available in a bottle and lagers almost always are.  If he already chooses bottled-beers from the pub, you're in luck!
  • Note his favourite foods. A lot of times, certain foods have their own perfect match; spicy curry and IPA's, roast beef and a bitter, pizza and pale ale are just the tip of the iceberg.
  • Help him to reminisce If he took a trip-of-a-lifetime somewhere, sourcing international beers from everywhere from Australia to the USA has never been easier.
Beery Gift Suggestions that Aren't Crap
  • Beer Club: remind your Dad every month, every other month, or quarterly (depending on how much you're trying to make up for from your younger days) of how great of a child you are with our Beer Club. Mixed cases of your Dad's favourites and others for him to discover make us wish we were your Dad.
  • Brewery Gift Sets: loads of popular breweries produce gift packs in branded packaging that have glassware and sometimes t-shirts included.
  • Glassware: If he's already got enough beer around the house, branded or style-appropriate glassware is always a great idea. Most breweries sell a glass with their name on it and the Belgians are famous for pairing their beers with a specific glass.
  • Books: Beer writing is fast becoming a national past-time and topics ranging from the best British beers to pairing beer and food are all covered between the bindings.
  • Special editions, seasonals, or collaborations: Breweries are always trying to push the envelope and collaborations are the name of the brewing-game. The website of Dad's favourite brewery should list their availability and upcoming projects.
  • Many beers are presented beautifully: strong Belgian ales, big American Imperial IPAs, or bottle-conditioned Real Ales are examples of those that come in larger 500ml-75cl bottles. These sometimes have a nice cork--much like wine. Stick a bow on it and it's sorted!
  • Gift Vouchers: If you're still stuck, the tried-and-tested gift voucher never disappoints--give your Dad the chance to be like a big kid in a grown-up candy store!

Another great option is our range of mixed beer selections-a reliable mix of beer covering all tastes and budgets; some run the gamut of beers from around the world, while others focus on the best from a particular region (dare we say, the UK?) Take a look!

Little Beery Gift

If you were a relatively good child and you're not still trying to pay him back for that broken window from your 1995 house-party, then this Little Beery Gift of 10 bottles is a low cost but delicious selection from across the world and in a range of styles. £25


Great British Beers

15 bottles of the finest stouts, IPAs, pale ales, or porters (among others!) from all corners of these isles, this Great British Beers Gift will show him that you think he's the best Dad in the whole wide world. £37.50

Test of Strength case

You already know that he's the strongest man in the world, but have him prove it against our Test of Strength mixed case. 15 bottles of beers reaching as high as 12% ABV will have him leap tall buildings in a single bound! £49.50


 

With Father's Day fast approaching don't forget to show him what he means to you. And with a carefully selected beer gift, he'll know that he's succeeded in raising you well!