To celebrate Father’s Day this year, you might be looking to do something new and special. The holiday is coming right up on June 21st! If dad is a beer lover, he’d surely appreciate a cold brew along with some quality time with the family. But as more breweries pop up and craft beer particularly becomes more popular, there are so many to choose from! Try a sampling of his favorites and new beers with your Father’s Day lunch or dinner. Father’s Day is a great chance to sample some of Tacoma Boys’ vast selection of domestic and imported beers. Whether you’re celebrating your own father, spouse, or another dad in your life, have fun showing dad different beer pairings.
As Father’s Day is right around the beginning of summer, many people celebrate with a big dinner or backyard barbecue. It’s a good time to relax with the family and cook dad’s favorite foods. Beer fits nicely into this as you can choose a beer to pair with your snacks and meals. It’s also so refreshing on a warm summer day! For tips on how to have a great memorable Father’s Day barbecue, check out our guide all about it here. If you’re not sure what kind of beer you and your family will enjoy, don’t fret: Plan your menu first and then grab a few different beers to sip alongside. Tacoma Boys’ wide variety of domestic and imported beers mean there’s something for everyone.
Beer & Food Pairings to Celebrate
When deciding beer and food pairings to serve on Father’s Day, there’s a couple things to keep in mind. Although any beer will quite likely taste great with any food, think of the contrasting and complementary flavors. A nice rich dark beer, for example, goes well with dark, rich foods. Meanwhile, light pilsners or blonde ales go well with simple light foods. If you don’t know where to start, check out these tasty beer and food pairings from Tacoma Boys.
A classic for dads of the Pacific Northwest: It really goes well with just about anything. The light hoppy beer is a standard at campgrounds, backyard barbecues, and everywhere in between. Pair it with homemade baked beans— We recommend using BBQ Pete’s Puyallup Fair BBQ Sauce in your baked beans!
New Belgium Fat Tire
This European amber ale is easy drinking yet flavorful thanks to hops and malty notes. Pair it with Columbia Charcuterie Tasting Board or make your own charcuterie board with Tacoma Boys’ specialty meats and cheeses.
Sierra Nevada Summer Break
This hazy IPA is just right for the occasion: Kick off summer and celebrate dad with this beer with smooth malt flavor. Pair it with Tacoma Boys Asian Blend Snack Mix for an afternoon bite.
Odd Otter Atmospheric Haze India Pale Ale
A Tacoma brew, Odd Otter’s Atmospheric Haze is light in color with fruity notes and a medium body. Pair it with spicy grilled Hempler’s Hot Links Sausage and Tacoma Boys German Sauerkraut.
Reuben’s Brews Pilsner
Reuben’s Czech-style pilsner is reliably light and refreshing. We recommend adding lemonade to this Seattle brew to make a shandy! Pair it with simple grilled chicken breast and Tacoma Boys Baked Potato Salad.
Beer Recipes for Dad
While drinking beer is surely enjoyable, you can make beer recipes using just about any kind of beer. The carbonation and flavors from the beer are helpful in the cooking and baking process. Notes of hops, yeast, and malt can come through nicely in the food! These beer recipes are easy to approach and oh-so tasty.
- Irish Beer Cheese Dip: This Irish beer cheese dip is best enjoyed with soft pretzels— and even more beer for drinking. Rich and creamy, it will go great alongside any brew.
- Beer battered anything: Beer battered fish, chicken, onion rings, and even pickles are a tasty classic! This recipe by Dinner Then Dessert is one example of crispy beer battered fish.
- Quick and Easy Beer Bread by A Southern Soul: For a fun Father’s Day bonding activity, spend the afternoon baking bread! Everyone will enjoy it and it can be stored for a few days after.
- Beer brats are a great option for summer cooking: Simply braise your favorite bratwurst in your favorite dark beer after pan frying the sausage. This yields ultimate flavor and juiciness!
Browse Tacoma Boys Selection of Beer
This Father’s Day, make it extra special with a sampling of different types of beer to try. Maybe you and dad will find a new favorite to enjoy together! Whatever you do, it’s all about taking time to appreciate the fathers in your life. Make the effort to show them how much they mean to you and other loved ones with simple gestures like these: They will be sure to feel the love! To stay up to date on insider deals and specials, sign up for Tacoma Boys’ text list. Just text (253) 246-1661 to tell Paul you want to be on the list!