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Father’s Day Beer Gift Ideas – From Delicious Craft Beer Packs To Make-your-own Kits


FATHER’S Day is TODAY, but if you haven’t got a present for your old man yet, don’t panic.  If he likes beer (which we’re guessing he probably does) here are some fun brew-themed alternatives to buying him a pint down the pub on June 17.


Beerwulf offer craft beer multi-packsCraft beer packs You’ve seen him drink dark ales, you’ve seen him drink lager, and he always tries a pint of whatever the pub has on their rotating craft beer tap.  If this sounds about right, why not get dad a selection of craft beers?  Beerwulf is offering a Father’s Day Pack of 12 beers for £25.95.  The beers are from 12 different brewers – including an exclusive fresh and fruity pale ale from Kompaan – and the beers are brewed in six different styles.  There’s sure to be something new and exciting in the pack to please him.


Beer Hawk is selling Father’s Day craft beer selection packs Beer Hawk is also selling a Father’s Day craft beer pack.  For £20 you’ll be able to get your old man five delicious beers, a tasty bar snack and a Dad’s Beer Glass.  The pack features popular brews including Hoegaarden and Goose Island IPA.

The Fowndry’s brew your own beer kit costs £54.99Brew your own beer kits If your dad’s a hands-on person, why not buy him a brew-your-own beer kit?  The Fowndry offers the full works – their kits cost £54.99 and comes with a craft brewing guide, an airlock, thermometer, funnel and easily-explained, step-by-step brewing instructions.  Those who are new to brewing, or on the fence over how much work they want to put in, could opt for a Woodforde’s Admiral’s Reserve Starter Kit.


Woodfordes Admirals Reserve Real Ale Home Brew Kit Much of the process is done for you here, so all you have to do is add water.  The kits cost £22.99 and make 40 pints at 4.5 per cent, or 32 pints at 5.5 per cent.  Whichever kit you choose, most provide the basics: yeast, thermometer and a funnel, but will require you to collect your own bottles before you start bottling.  The kit you choose will come with its own instructions as to how exactly to brew the beer.  Once you’ve added the ingredients, your beers will need a cool, dry room in your house to ferment.  If you don’t have a cellar or an attic, spaces like behind the sofa will do.  Remember, the longer you leave your beer to ferment, the stronger it will be.


Brewing at Adnams brewery in SouthwoldBrewery tours Did you know, lots of the UK’s major breweries offer tours?  If you live near a brewery, it’s worth having a look on their website to see if they take visitors.  Meanwhile, below are three of the best brewery tours on offer in the UK.


Adnams runs daily tours at their brewery in Southwold Adnams, Southwold  Adnams beers can be found on tap or bottled up in pubs across the country.  Their brewery in picturesque Southwold, Suffolk runs daily tours that take roughly an hour.  These are followed up by a 30-minute tutored beer tasting session.  The tours cost £20 per person, and include the tastings and a bottle of beer to take home.

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London Pride is one of the many popular beer brands owned by Fuller’s Fuller’s, West London  Fuller’s brews many of the nation’s favourite beers, including London Pride.   Their tours are a chance to see behind the scenes of a world-famous brewery.  Fuller’s Griffin Brewery in Chiswick, London, offers 20 tours a week which last for an hour and a half.  As with all good brewery tours, the session ends with a tasting session of Fuller’s finest ales.

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A glass of London Stout, from left, Yakima Red, and London Pale Ale are seen in this arranged photograph in the tasting rooms at the Meantime Brewing Co. Meantime, East London  Meantime in Greenwich, London is another brewery offering punters the chance to see how their beers all come together.  The tour costs £20 a head and lasts an hour and a half.  Of course, the tours end with a tutored tasting session.


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