WASHINGTON, June 13, 2013 — You may have childhood memories of Dad hanging around with his brothers, father, or friends enjoying a few beers.
For past Father’s Days, have you gifted dear ol’ Dad with ties, a backyard barbecue, or tickets to his favorite sporting event? This year, there are more ways than ever to give Dad something related to his favorite tasty adult beverage.
Here are a dozen ways that you can find across the country to thank Dad for all he has done for you throughout the years.
Los Angeles, Calif.
At Lot 613, from 11:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. on Sunday, June 16, Firestone Walker Brewing Company and Food GPS will “feature six stations showcasing brewery-roaster duos, as well as six food stations helmed by several of L.A.’s most talented chefs.”
San Diego, Calif.
Throughout the month of June, you can treat Dad to “local craft beers, a behind the scenes tour of the brewery, as we “hop” on and off the Beer Train (3-4 stops along the way). We’ll even be tasting the brew on the train. There’ll be an awesome brewpub lunch to start.”
San Marcos, Calif.
The Lost Abbey has packaged up a great deal for a glassware, a growler, and a fill up of their highly sought-after beer to go.
Rehoboth Beach, Del.
On Sunday, June 16, Dogfish Head Brewings & Eats is serving up a Father’s Day brunch of “woodgrilled food, housemade dishes, and a little love in-between.” While you have Dogfish Head on the brain, think about if Dad might enjoy the brewery’s new DIY contraption, the Mini Enamel Animal. With this unique gift, Dad can easily “twist off the top, add hops, spices, fruit or whatnot, fill with off-centered ale, and savor the fruits of his creativity.”
Likely the most creative name for a Father’s Day gift, but also a thoughtful pack of beer and merchandise from Maryland’s Flying Dog Brewery.
Lake Clear, NY
Get away with Dad, or give him a package to get away on his own, to the Adirondacks where Lake Clear Lodge and Resort is putting on a weekend full of beer-centric activity. Expect “a beer-influenced tasting menu, a meet-and-taste with Adirondack home brewers, and to learn some history in a Beer & Wine Workshop from our cellar of 250 specialty beers.”
Father’s Day at Iron Hill
Lancaster, Pa. and North Wales, Pa.
From 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at their Lancaster, Pa. location, the restaurant and brewery will be serving up a special Father’s Day menu and the release of the popular Honey Do Wit.
At the North Wales, Pa. location, from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., they will be serving up four courses of food paired with four of their special beers, followed by a brewery tour hosted by the Head Brewer.
On Saturday, June 15, two sessions (12 p.m. to 3:30 p.m. and 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m.) of this incredibly popular annual fundraising beer event in downtown Harrisburg will showcase up to 50 breweries and give Dad the opportunity for “unlimited beer samples, a collector’s sampling mug, and entertainment from several bands.”
On Sunday, June 16, “make Dad incredibly glad at the Tastin’ Room for a father’s day he’ll remember with ribs, pizza, a brewery tour, and a pitcher of beer.”
As “a celebration of local craft and new traditions,” take Dad to one of Virginia’s most exciting new breweries — Hardywood Park Craft Brewery — for live music, oysters from the Chesapeake, pizza, sausage, and some great award-winning local beer.
Throughout the Father’s Day weekend, take the whole family to the “all-ages Father’s Day beer festival with a spectacular beer selection for the parents and plenty of entertainment for the little ones including the Rootbeer Garden, inflatable toys, and a kids craft tent where they can make Fathers Day gifts to surprise Dad.”
Sometimes simple is the best approach and nothing looks more simple, or could be more rewarding, then signing up online for a gift that Dad can enjoy throughout the year.
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