Thinking about what to get dad–or another special guy–for Father’s Day can be a stressful task. Fortunately, most every dad is a beer lover, and even if dad hasn’t gotten on the craft beer bandwagon yet, there are plenty of local BC breweries that offer up craft beer that appeal to all sorts of drinkers.
We’ve chosen five BC craft beers that can appeal to the different dads out there.
The Average Beer Drinking Dad: Mt. Begbie Cream Ale
Let’s face it, there are plenty of dad’s that would prefer to crack open a cold Bud or Molson that experiment with craft beer. For those dad’s, try Revelstoke brewery Mt. Begbie’s Cream Ale. Not only did Mt. Begbie just win Canadian Brewer of the Year, but the Cream Ale is one of the most consistently well received beers in the province. It’s a smooth drinking, inoffensive beer that appeals to practically everyone.
The Beer-Snob Dad: Strange Fellows Brewing Reynard
The exact opposite of the generic beer dad, this dad has embraced craft beer and considers himself an expert in the field. Chances are he’s already tried something from Strange Fellows, but the Reynard is an excellent Belgian style sour that is sure to please that more developed palate.
The “English” Dad: Powell Street Old Jalopy Pale Ale
This is the dad that hates hops, and prefers something smooth and malty like a classic English ale. Powell Street has done an excellent job recreating that old English style while incorporating their own unique spin and local ingredients. It’s a multi-award winner, and should win over any dad looking for something that has an old-school feel.
The Hop Head Dad: Bridge Brewing Side Cut IPA
For the dad that prefers his beer to be full of hoppy flavour, the Side Cut IPA is all about that juicy, hazy trend at the moment. With an IBU around 60, there are plenty of hops to enjoy while still getting a nice flavour of tropical fruit and citrus.
The Not-Quite-a-Beer-Lover (Yet) Dad: Four Winds Juxtapose IPA
Does dad consider himself a wine drinker more than a beer drinker? Rather have a martini or a full bodied Merlot, thank crack a cold one? Then try converting him to a craft beer drinker with the Juxtapose IPA. It’s fruity, it’s funky and it’s excellent. Dad may just change his mind about beer after all.