Father’s Day is fast approaching and Australian Brews News has you covered with the best gift ideas for beer loving Dads.
Coopers Brewery Thomas Cooper’s Selection pack
Released with Father’s Day in mind, the Thomas Cooper’s Selection mixed six pack contains two bottles each of Celebration Ale, Artisan Reserve Pilsener and Extra Strong Vintage Ale 2015. Available nationally through independent retailers – further information is available here.
Dave’s Brewery Tours Gift Voucher
A day spent visiting breweries is always a day well spent. Dave’s Brewery Tours currently offers seven expertly curated excursions covering breweries in Sydney, the Central Coast and Wollongong, with overnight trips soon to be added to the schedule. Buy Dad a gift voucher and keep him company – it’s the right thing to do. Available from the Dave’s Brewery Tours website.
Paul Mercurio’s Kitchen Mojo
Longtime Australian Brews News contributor Paul Mercurio always sneaks beer into his recipes whenever he can manage it – that’s why we love his work, and so will Dad. With two bestsellers under his belt, Mercurio’s latest cookbook encourages reluctant cooks to try their hand at more than 120 deliciously simple dishes, including this Rich Spiced Lamb Stew. Available nationally through all good bookshops. Recipe and image from Kitchen Mojo by Paul Mercurio, published by Murdoch Books.
Bridge Road Brewers Beer School Hop Pack
The Beer School Hop Pack has been designed to educate consumers on the unique characteristics of hops, in particular Australian developed and grown hop varieties. Each of the four beers in the pack use the same malt recipe, brew schedule and yeast strain, it is only the hop variety that differs. Available through Dan Murphy’s, independent bottleshops and Costco, but already sold out on the Bridge Rd website, which has many other Father’s Day gift options available.
Nail Clout Stout 2015
Discerning Dads will love to receive a fancy beer on September 6, and they don’t come much fancier than Nail Clout Stout. Released just ahead of Father’s Day every year, Clout Stout is highly awarded and each bottle comes beautifully packaged in its own box. At 10.7 per cent ABV and coming in a 750ml bottle, Dad would be rude not to share it with the family. Available online through BeerBud and selected retailers nationally.
Haigh’s Chocolates The Collaboration
Australia’s oldest family-owned chocolate maker recently collaborated with Yalumba, Australia’s oldest family-owned winery and Coopers, Australia’s oldest family-owned brewery to introduce ‘The Collaboration’, a handmade box containing three very special chocolates: a 70 per cent dark chocolate truffle, an antique tawny fig liqueur and a stout ganache. Purchase in-store or online from Haigh’s Chocolates.
Tooheys Cooking Handbook
Comprising 80 down-to-earth and hearty recipes, the Tooheys Cooking Handbook features a range of Australian favourites, along with Asian, Mexican and Italian-inspired dishes. Following the mantra of ‘everyday recipes you can get stuck into’, the book will also school Dads on the perfect technique to pour a Tooheys. Available in bookshops nationwide or direct from the Tooheys online store.
Stone & Wood Forefathers pack
The first beer in Stone & Wood’s new Forefathers series is an English Brown Ale brewed with Phil Sexton. It’s available in a special Father’s Day pack containing two 500ml bottles of the beer and a khaki Stone & Wood cap with leather detail. Available direct from the brewer’s website.