Give Dad a hoppy Father’s Day gift

Kim Ossi

Parents have enough on their plate to have to worry about finding a super gift for the super dad in their life.

Thankfully, an easy way to celebrate is to order Dad some flowers _ hop flowers, that is. At least, that’s the reasoning behind why the Samuel Adams gift basket is available at But the gift is more than just a simple jar of Bavarian Noble hops, which are one of the most important parts of the beer brewing process _ and interesting to examine if you’ve never seen or smelled them before on their own.

Included in a masculine black box trimmed with white stitching and lined with felt (reusable perhaps as a catch-all for wallet, phone, keys, etc.) are a few grilling items _ Northern White Cedar mini grilling planks from Afire and Beef and Burger Rub in red pepper and garlic from Urban Accents; tools to assist in noshing while grilling, including a sturdy Samuel Adams bottle opener, a Samuel Adams Boston Lager glass (“designed to showcase the beer as brewers intended”) and a dried fruit and nut mix; and some sun protection in the form of a navy Samuel Adams baseball cap.

Pair the Hoppy Father’s Day gift basket, on sale for $33.99, with a six-pack of beer and it’s an easy and useful gift for a beer-loving dad. Also available is a Deluxe Hoppy Father’s Day gift basket, on sale for $55.24.