With Father’s Day on Sunday, we thought it would be fun to tell you all about what our Dads’ favorite beers are. Surprisingly, our Dads like beer, and not just regular beer, actual good beer! Wonder where they figured this out….
And Now, the Brews
Cassie’s Dad: My dad is a simple man, when I was a kid growing up our fridge was stocked with Miller High Life, Old Milwaukee, and Pig’s Eye. As I became of the drinking age, I also fell into the same footsteps of the regular ole’ domestic beers. Right about the time Minnesota started getting excited about craft beer was when I hopped on that train, almost 10 years ago now. My dad was a bit slower, however. Over the years, I have hustled him with close-out deals, most of which included an IPA in the pack. Last month, I had a variety pack of Sierra Nevada IPA’s, and, much to my surprise, he said that Torpedo was his favorite!
|Sierra Nevada | Torpedo | Extra IPA|
|Sierra Nevada Torpedo IPA, a good choice if I do say, Dad. Bursting with citrus, pine, and tropical fruits, this beer is incredibly aggressive but completely well balanced. This beer is one of the first beers to be available from Sierra Nevada that uses the new technology of the hop torpedo. This “Hop Torpedo” is an advanced way of inputting crazy hop aroma into a beer without adding additional bitterness. This is a win-win for me. Good beers when I go to the parents and I don’t have to buy any more Michelob Golden Light when Dad comes over. Good work Dad!|
|6 pk Bottles | 7.2% ABV | 65 IBUs|
It’s hard to pinpoint the exact moment my dad started getting into craft beer, but I know it started around the time that he and I built a kegerator out of an old mini fridge that I had in college. The first two kegs that I purchased for that thing was Great Divide’s Oak Aged Yeti, an Imperial Stout, and Unibroue’s La Fin du Monde, a Belgian Tripel. Yeti was too much for him, as was for most of the people who came to visit. I pretty much had to drink that whole keg by myself, poor me, but the La Fin du Monde, he loved that beer. From there he has begun to explore tap rooms and craft bars opening his taste buds to new and exciting beers! The last TWO kegs that he had was Castle Danger’s Cream Ale, a fantastic beer. Good choice, Dad!
|Castle Danger | Cream Ale|
|It’s easy to see why my dad likes this beer so much, sweet malt forward aromas and flavors are the backbone of this beer. Hints of caramel, butterscotch, and sweet corn give way to a refreshing creaminess. A refreshing beer perfect for the humidity that we’ll soon be swimming in! Happy Father’s Day, Dad.|
|6 pk Cans | 5.5% ABV | N/A IBUs|
|Summit Brewing | Saga | IPA|
|Well, I’m here to talk about my Dads favorite beer and well, that’s easy, anything in the fridge or the beer special at his favorite bar. It is never hard to find a beer to make him happy. The best memories of my Dad are the ones that we both had a beer and talked about any given topics that would make us laugh, get mad or have a good argument and/or debate. The one thing we love to talk about would be how good the beer in our hand was, and a lot of the time, if he was buying, it was Summit Saga. He just loves that one. I have always given him new ones and sure, he would like them and maybe buy a six pack on a different day, but then you find his fridge with a 12pk of Saga. The way I see it if he has an IPA in the fridge I will ask for a cold one. Thank you, Dad, for love of beer.|
|6 pk Bottles | 6.2% ABV | 80 IBUs|