The Ultimate Beer Kit for Dad's New Hobby This Father's Day

What does your dad love more than anything in the world? Besides you of course, my guess comes close to sports, food and most importantly, good beer. This Father's Day, gift your dad something that allows him to turn his beer drinking into a hobby. Sure, gift cards to the local brewery is a great gift, but maybe he wants to get his hands dirty and join the ranks of homebrewers expanding their horizons across the country.

In this guide, you will find some of the things your pops will need in order for him to start his home beer brewing adventure. A book guide or two on the tasting and brewing process, some bottles for home brewing equipment, and a full fledged beer kit is all your dad needs to get this show started. It's really that simple.

1. Tasting Beer, 2nd Edition: An Insider's Guide to the World's Greatest Drink


Get your pops this updated second edition of the best-selling beer resource out there. He'll learn important information on beer styles, flavor profiles, sensory evaluation guidelines, craft beer trends, and so much more. This is a necessity to really understand the goal of homebrewing, and makes an excellent addition to a beer brewing kit.

This book goes so in-depth that there is no doubt that he will be the beer pro he's always dreamt of being. Get him a copy of this for $13.36 in paperback, $20.36 in hardback, and for $8.61 on the Kindle.

2. Mr. Beer Premium Gold Edition 2 Gallon Homebrewing Craft Beer Making Kit


This craft beer making kit is going to give your pops all the power in the world to brew some of the best homemade beer. This kit contains a compact, lightweight, shatterproof, reusable brown keg fermenter that brews two gallons of amazing beer.

As for beer flavorings, these brewing starter kits features two brewing extracts for your beer brewing starter guide. The first is the Grand Bohemian Czech Pilsner brewing extract that becomes a beautiful golden pilsner that has a dry and bitter finish, typical of most pilsner styles. The second is the Aztec Mexican Cerveza, which becomes a Mexican lager with a crisp finish. While both are exceptional styles for the summertime, the Mexican lager in particular pairs with an ice cold glass and a squeeze of lime.

When it comes to home brewing kits, this is truly a bang-for-your-buck deal. It also includes bottles, instructions, bottle caps, and more! This state-of-the-art equipment is going to be essential for dad to get his beer brewing hobby going and you can get it for him for just $49.99.

3. Estilo Swing Top Easy Cap Clear Glass Beer Bottles


Once he's got the beer brewing, he's going to need something cool to store it in. These refillable 16-ounce swing-top glass beer bottles are great for keeping the beer and all of its flavors packed in tight.

These are great for home brews and the complete seal keeps the contents fresh for longer. Get him a set of twelve for just $18.94. While the kit above comes with bottles for brewing, it never hurts to have extra in case dear ol' Dad wants to pass his creation around to his friends.

4. Mr. Beer Oktoberfest Lager 2 Gallon Homebrewing Craft Beer Refill Kit


The original kit will come with the standard lager fill. However, it's good to sometimes branch outside of the norm by trying fun flavors.

This classic Oktoberfest Lager refill is a great addition to the brew kit and it's only $14.88.

5. The Complete Beer Course: Boot Camp for Beer Geeks: From Novice to Expert in Twelve Tasting Classes

complete beer course

If one book doesn't do the trick, this book should get the job done. The complete beer course is demystifying brews and making it easy to understand the elements behind the flavorings and styles of certain beers. Your pop will be a pro at lagers, pilsners, wheat beers and pale ales with this book and it's only $17.24.

I promise your pops will be forever grateful with items from this beer guide. Whether you want to get him started with a book guide or introduce him to the craft, having these items is the perfect place to start. Get him something good this Father's Day, he deserves it.