Is it just me, or are dads sometimes even more difficult to shop for than moms? Flowers and chocolate may be cliche, but they sure are easy. Now that June is just on the horizon, Father’s Day is coming. If you’re like me, a little inspiration goes a long way. Here’s what we’re giving to every kind of dad out there:
Sentimental Dad: ‘The only gift I want is to spend time with you’
Well, if that doesn’t hit you right in the feels, I don’t know what will. If dad wants to hang out, don’t spend it wasting away in front of the tv or napping on his couch. We’ve got a handful of classes perfect for any Dad that make for the perfect gift and a great to spend time together. Whether your dad is a beer guy, wine enthusiast, chocolate lover, or cheese geek, we’ve got a class perfect for each one. Give the gift and join him for the class!
Beer & Cheese with Matt Caputo, Tuesday June 20th
Soter Wines with winemaker James Cahill, Wednesday June 21st
World Whiskeys, Thursday June 22nd
Intro to Fine Cheese, Thursday July 20th
Intro to Craft Chocolate, Tuesday August 1st
Dessert Dad: Sweet Fiend
Is a sweet tooth genetic? If you and your old man share a love for the sweeter side of life, we got chocolate that will impress that discerning palette of his. Dick Taylor is a thing of beauty and perfect for gifting. Award winning craft chocolate wrapped in a dad-approved package. Think chocolate for strong men who work in garages on weekends, but with the kind of flavor and nuance to turn any sawdusty frown upside down. Pick from single origin dark bars and inclusions ranging from Fleur de Sel to everything bagel.
Carnivore Dad: Summers Spent Grilling
There comes a time every summer where someone has to put their foot down and tell dad to step away from the grill. Soften the blow with Olympia Provisions. Rillettes, pate, and salumi are all ready to eat and made with the highest quality pork and spices. If you just can’t wrestle dad away from the those charcoals, join in on the fun with OP’s tasty sausages like Kasekrainer (um, hi, they’re filled with CHEESE), sweet Italian, and spicy chorizo. We’ve got plenty of serving suggestions for you, stop by one of our stores and we’ll help you put together the perfect porky gift.
Cocktail Dad: Knows the difference between an Old Fashioned and a Manhattan
This guy, he knows how to stir, shake, and garnish accordingly. I bet he’s got the home bar to back it up, too. Honest John Bitters are the perfect addition to a well curated or burgeoning collection. With a name referring to the not-so-honest persuasive tactics of the storied “snake oil salesman,” by whom bitters were easily peddled for their supposedly miraculous health benefits, Honest John offers an impressive take on classic bitters. The subtle, clean, balanced flavor profiles work remarkably well in both pre-Prohibition classics and their modern interpretations.