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The 26 Best Beer Gifts for Your Beer-Loving Dad

Two men having a drink together.
Buying gifts for beer fanatics can be a little challenging, and that difficulty is amplified when you want to impress your beer-loving dad. Unless you have an in-depth knowledge of your dad’s favorite beers and styles, avoiding individual beers is probably the safest option out there, especially since beer fans are known to be very particular about the beers they drink. They might be choosy about their hops and have a strong opinion, good or bad, about the latest beer craze.

The best bet is to go for something to accompany their beer drinking. Whiskey fan? There are some great beer-finished whiskies. Voracious reader? There are plenty of excellent books about beer on the market.

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Best Whiskies for Beer Drinkers

Lagavulin Offerman Edition: Guinness Cask Finish

A glass and a bottle of Lagavulin.
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Actor Nick Offerman is best known for his whisky and meat-loving character Ron Swanson from Parks and Rec. His manliness partnered with Scotch maker Lagavulin to finish the whisky in barrels that held a barrel-aged Guinness.

Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey

A bottle of Rogue Spirits Rolling Thunder Stouted Whiskey.
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Every part of this three-year-old single malt is made by Oregon’s Rogue. The distillery makes the whiskey. The barrels are made by the company’s cooperage. The barrels age the brewery’s imperial stout and then the whiskey. The result: A delicious, oaky whiskey with deep stout notes.

New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon

Bottles of New Holland Beer Barrel Bourbon.
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Michigan’s New Holland started as a brewery. Then it expanded into distilling. Perhaps New Holland Artisan Spirits’ most popular product is Beer Barrel Bourbon, a whiskey aged in barrels that once housed the brewery’s Dragon’s Milk.

Best Gifts To Chill a Brewski

Trinity Stainless Steel Wheeled Cooler

Trinity Stainless Steel Wheeled Cooler.
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Dad can host a BBQ with style knowing his deck bar is taken care of with the Trinity cooler on wheels. A luxury cooler such as this one is a great gift for the dad who loves to grill and cook outside with ice-cold beers ready to go. The sleek silver look fits in anywhere and the utility provider, like an attached bottle opener, takes all the work out of hosting.

New Air 126-Can Refrigerator

New Air 126-Can Refrigerator on a white background.

Is mom mad at dad for filling up the normal fridge with beer? This small fridge can fit in anywhere semi-discreetly and it holds lots of beer. And adding a beverage cooler will make any room in the house feel fancier.

Best Way to Keep a Bottle Cold

Brümate Hopsulator

Brümate Hopsulator on a white background.

This 3-in-1 tool keeps 12- and 16-ounce cans cold or can serve as a pint glass. It comes with a freezable “arctic adapter” to help keep beverages cold in the triple-insulated cozy.

Hydro Flask 12 oz Cooler Cup

Hydro Flask 12 oz Cooler Cup on a white background.
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The Hydro Flask Cooler Cup is perfect for keeping a camping dad’s beer can for hours — if it lasts that long sitting by a campfire.

Best Reads About Beer

Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out By Josh Noel

Barrel-Aged Stout and Selling Out By Josh Noel.

Chicago Tribune reporter Josh Noel detailed the rise and polarizing sale of Goose Island Beer Co. in this well-reported book. Goose Island helped kick off the craft beer movement, only to turn it on its head when the industry’s big bad AB InBev bought the brewery and its well-respected brews.

Drink Better Beer By Joshua M. Bernstein

Drink Better Beer By Joshua M. Bernstein.

Joshua Bernstein might be the most prolific beer author in the business. His latest book provides a look at the beer world from hundreds of beer professionals. His other books include: The Complete Beer Course, Complete IPA and Brewed Awakening.

The Beer Bible By Jeff Alworth

The Beer Bible By Jeff Alworth.

Is your dad a beer novice? Or just hungry for all there is to know about beer? Jeff Alworth recently released the second edition of The Beer Bible, a detailed guide to the world of beer.

The Oxford Companion to Beer By Garret Oliver

The Oxford Companion to Beer By Garret Oliver.

Brooklyn Brewery’s brewmaster Garret Oliver is a must-own A-to-Z reference book for any home bar. It’s dense and not a front-to-back reader, but it’s great as an informational guide to beer.

Best Beer Grooming Items

Duffy’s Brew Craft Beer Shampoo and Conditioner

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Hops and malt are apparently good for the scalp and hair. That’s great news.

Duke Cannon Beer Soaps

Duke Cannon Beer Soap and its carton.

Smelling like beer can be an interesting choice. But Duke Cannon puts dad’s favorite beer in soap form: Busch, Budweiser, Old Milwaukee, Lone Star, and Deschutes. If you’re looking for quality soaps for men check out The Tavern Collection. It also includes beard oils, solid colognes, and bourbon soaps.

Swag Brewery Beer Soap

A bunch of Swag Brewery Beer Soap.

These round soaps are made with real beer in a variety of styles, with the scents coming from the respective styles.

Best Beer Knick Knacks

Westmark 3-in-1 Hermetus Bottle Opener

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It pops off cap beer, it adds a little leverage to a twist off, or it seals up an open large-format beer. The Hermetus does it all … or those three things.

Brewer’s Hop Growing Kit

Brewer's Hop Growing Kit on a white background.

Does dad have a green thumb? Have him give hop growing a whirl. The cool vines might not be of use for actual beer, but it’s a fun hobby.

Best Beer Glasses Gifts

Du Vino Teku Beer Glasses

Four Du Vino Teku Beer Glasses.

Does the shape of your beer glass matter? We say yes. Grab your dad a Teku glass. It might seem over the top for some beer drinkers, but its stylish design makes it an attractive way to sip on a favorite brew.

Libbey Willi Becher Glass

Empty Libbey Willi Becher Glass.

The Willi Becher is a sturdy beer glass that provides an excellent vessel for everyday sipping, from water to pilsner to big stout. Its modern lines keep it a bit more stylish than a normal pint.

Speglieu IPA glass

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If dad likes IPAs, he’ll dig this glass designed specifically to highlight the hoppy delights.

Best Beer Shirt Gifts

Hamms Bear Shirt

Magenta Hamms Bear Shirt.

Hamm’s is a quintessential vintage beer brand. Vintage beers are often quintessential dad. And the bear is pretty awesome. Check out his old commercials.

$24 at Hamms

Beer Bear Deer Shirt

Black Beer Bear Deer Shirt.

Dads love a good bad joke. There’s nothing quite like combining a deer and a bear to make a beer. There’s a lot of them out there, so pick the style that corresponds to dad the best.

Founders Brewing Co. All Day IPA shirt

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Founder’s Brewing Co. hit the nail on the head when it first released All Day IPA. Whether or not dad likes hops, the All Day artwork is a perfect weekend tribute.

$20 from Founders Brewing Co.

Best Beer Artwork Gifts

Skyline Workshop Beer Cap State Map

Skyline Workshop Beer Cap State Map.

Is your dad proud of his home state and loves bottled beer? This is a nice way to bring a little personal color to his wall.

Lovely Day for a Guinness Metal Sign (Toucans)

Lovely Day for a Guinness Metal Sign (Toucans).

Guinness art is fun and goofy. It’s classy enough to not be overly kitschy and sturdy because it’s metal.

Beer Style Poster

Intricate Beer Style Poster.

It’s like a family tree, but for beer. With so many styles at least some dad probably hasn’t heard of, the cool web of beer is a nice way to draw eyes to the wall.

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Pat Evans
Former Digital Trends Contributor

Pat Evans is a writer based in Grand Rapids, Michigan, focusing on food and beer, spirits, business, and sports. His full time gig is writing about sports betting business at Legal Sports Report. In addition to The Manual, Pat has written for Front Office Sports, The Athletic, Gear Patrol, Beer Connoisseur Magazine, October, Nevada Business Magazine, Las Vegas Food & Beverage Professional, Grand Rapids Magazine, and more. He has written two books, 'Grand Rapids Beer" and "Nevada Beer." He also writes corporate histories.

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