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Five Great Gifts for Father’s Day

Father’s day is approaching fast….. here are some gift ideas for the beer lover in your family (aka your dad).


Dogfish BBQ Grill Set: A turner, tongs and a meat fork with Dogfish DNA. The grill set is handmade just for us by Lamson & Goodnow in Shelburne Falls, Mass. Made in the USA. On sale for $59.


Local Beer Book

  • Beer Lovers New England – by Norman Miller
  • New Hampshire Beer: Brewing from Sea to Summit – by Brian Aldrich and Michael Meredith
  • Rhode Island Beer: Ocean State History On Tap – by Ashleigh Bennett and Kristie Martin
  • Boston Beer: History of brewing in the hub – by Norman Miller
  • Massachusetts Breweries – by John Holl
  • The Great Northeast Brewery Tour: Tap Into the Best Craft Breweries in New England – by Ben Keene
  • Crafty Bastards: Beer in New England from the Mayflower to Modern Day – by Lauren Clark
  • Maine Beer: Brewing in Vacationland – by Josh Christie
  • Forgotten Drinks of Colonial New England: From Flips and Rattle-Skulls to Switchel and Spruce Beer – by Corin Hirsch
  • The American Craft Beer Cookbook: 155 Recipes from Your Favorite Brewpubs and Breweries Paperback – by John Holl

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Local Brewery / Beer Bus Tour

Granite State Growler Tours: Granite State Growler Tours offers our guests a unique local brewery adventure. Hop on our bus with 14 of your new best friends and let “Greta the Growler Getta” transport you to fine craft breweries on New Hampshire’s historic seacoast.  Enjoy exclusive personal tours at each stop and taste the best beers from the Granite State. If you like what you tasted, grab a growler and we’ll keep it iced down for you while we head to the next stop. While en route, your guide will entertain you with stories of New Hampshire’s rich and foamy history of brewing, and beer.

The Maine Brew Bus:  Whether you’re an amateur or a connoisseur, you’ll want to join us on The Maine Brew Bus for a unique experience discovering Maine’s booming craft alcohol scene. We’ll introduce you to your new favorite beer plus the friendly faces responsible for its production.  Tours are led by knowledgeable guides and feature stops at Maine producers, including breweries, distilleries, wineries, bars, and more, showcasing the best our local scene has to offer. Most tours feature a local snack or meal, trivia, behind-the-scenes experiences, and of course delicious beer and beverages.

The Maine Beer Tours:  Maine Beer Tours offers an all inclusive brewery tour experience. While on the big white bus, we will be sure to give you some of the rich beer history here in Maine, as well as share with you our knowledge of the inner workings of the local beverage scene. At Maine Beer Tours, we have an appreciation for Maine craft beverages, and love how it can bring strangers together. The Maine scene is extremely collaborative, and we are excited to include all of you as well!

Boston and VT Brew Tours: Whether you’re a light beer person or connoisseur, Boston Brew Tours provides an educational and fun way to explore Boston’s rich beer history. From Pilsners to Stouts, Boston Brew Tours’ beer guide will introduce you to award-winning beers of all styles, flavors, and backgrounds. and


American Homebrewers Association Membership Gift Card.  Joins over 44,000 other enthusiasts while enjoying publications, programs and events that educate homebrewers and promote the homebrewing hobby.

Membership has its benefits:

  • Enjoy discounts on beer and food at pubs across America.
  • Keep in touch with the homebrewing community and ask your questions by registering for the AHA Forum.
  • Receive Zymurgy—longest running homebrewing magazine in the world!
  • Purchase tickets for the members-only session at the Great American Beer Festival.The Saturday afternoon session of the Great American Beer Festival (GABF) is open exclusively to AHA and Brewers Association members. Only AHA & BA members are invited to participate in the GABF’s extremely popular member ticket pre-sale. Also, a limited quantity of member tickets are designated for access to the Members Only Entrance to the festival’s evening sessions.


The Cicerone Off Flavor Training kit: If you’re dad’s really into beer, here’s a unique beer gift idea.  The Cicerone Off Flavor Training kit, combined with the recorded lecture and Powerpoint presentation, delivers effective training in common beer off flavors for any number of participants.

The Cicerone Off Flavor Kit covers the six off flavors tested on the Certified Cicerone® exam: Acetaldehyde,  Diacetyl, DMS, Infection, Lightstruck, Trans-2-Nonenal.

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