Father’s Day Cheer

June 21st, 2015

Father’s Day in many countries around the world is celebrated on the 3rd Sunday of June. It originated in the early 20th Century to complement Mother’s Day. So on this day, we ask you to raise a glass to salute your father and / or the father figures in your life… hopefully with a glass of homebrew!

But if homebrew isn’t available, here’s a list of dad-inspired craft beers to consider:

Big Black VooDoo Daddy | VooDoo Brewing Co. | Meadville, PA

A big, viscous Russian imperial stout rich in notes of chocolate, vanilla, roasted coffee and dark fruits. BBVD is hopped with Chinook, Northern Brewer and Cascade to add a subtle bitterness to this robust ale.

Big Daddy IPA | Speakeasy Ales & Lagers | San Francisco, CA

Big Daddy IPA is a generously dry-hopped yet surprisingly drinkable American-style India pale ale. Poured into a standard American pint glass, the beer is a golden straw color, with tight carbonation and a slightly off-white head that leaves a lovely lacing. The aroma is floral, fresh grass, pine needles, grapefruit and subtle notes of fresh bread. Also available: Double Daddy.

Dad’s Little Helper | Rogue Ales | Newport, OR

Dad’s Little Helper Black IPA is deep mahogany in color with roasted malt and hop aromas and a dense creamy head. It enters the palate with intense hop flavor and coats the tongue with a rich maltiness.

Dad’s Oatmeal Stout | Geaghan Brothers Brewing | Bangor, ME

This oatmeal stout is full bodied and silky smooth with coffee-like aromas.  Additions of Chinook and U.S. Goldings hops give balance and moderate bitterness to this rich, dark beer.

Hoosier Daddy | New Albanian Brewing Co. | New Albany, IN

Dubbed a “crimson & cream ale,” this seasonal is medium-bodied, with overall balance favoring malt, and a slightly sweet edge.

Hop Daddy IPA | Main Street Brewery | Corona, CA

This IPA was the winner of a bronze and silver medal in 2008 and 2000, respectively, at the Great American Beer Festival in the English-Style India Pale Ale category.

Thanks to the Brewer’s Association and Andy Sparhawk for the list. Click here for the full post on their website. Cheers!