We certainly hope you’ll be toasting the dads in your life with an American craft beer this Father’s Day, but these patriarchal-themed beers will make for an extra special salute! Here are seven beers brewed with dads in mind and a short description from each brewery.
Cheers to all the beer-loving dads this Father’s Day and a huge shout out to the craft brewers who find a way to balance fatherhood and brewing!
Seven Perfect Pints for Dad
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.