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Beer-related Father’s Day gifts

With Father’s Day right around the corner, we thought we would help you out with some beer-inspired gift ideas.

Home Brew Kit

-They sell them at F.H. Steinbarts (homebrew shop in Portland), “The Hobbyist” beginner kit is $60, fhsteinbart.com

Brewvana Beer Tour

A new Portland brewery tour, transportation included, which has weekly, seasonal, and connoisseur tours from $60/person, experiencebrewvana.com

Beer Club Northwest

An annual membership through a Vancouver, Washington-based online beer retailer. Members are shipped three 22-ounce bottles of seasonal, Northwest beers four times a year (one shipment a quarter). $119.99, liquidgratitude.com

Craft Beers of the Pacific Northwest, by Lisa Morrison

A brand new book detailing the breweries and beer places in Oregon, Washington, and British Columbia written by local “Beer Goddess” Lisa Morrison. $18.95, amazon.com or powells.com

Keg-a-Que

A chrome-plated steel grill shaped like a keg. Lightweight, east to transport, perfect for beach grill-outs or camping. $60, kegaque.com (is also featured in the Gear Guide section of the Summer issue of Beer West).

Subscription to Beer West Magazine (and/or Beer West t-shirt)

The gift that keeps on giving, Beer West is the ultimate guide to craft beer on the West Coast. $20/year, beerwestmag.com

Washington Brewers Festival Father’s Day Weekend

What better way to show your Dad that you love him, than to buy him a ticket to a beer festival! The 6th Annual Washington Brewers Festival returns to Saint Edward State Park this coming Father’s Day Weekend with more than 60 craft breweries pouring more than 200 unique beers.

The Festival kicks off on Friday, June 17, from 4pm to 9pm, and featuring 44 of Washington’s breweries. Some of these will bring Friday-exclusive beers which are often smaller-batch, highly creative brews. Saturday and Sunday guests can choose from the full beer lineup from all 64 breweries (10 from outside of Washington) and there are always some great surprises and new beers and breweries to try.

In addition the Festival features live music all three days, terrific food options with picnic table seating and expanded wine and cider options for the non-beer partisan.

For a full list of the expected craft beers that will be pouring at the 2011 Washington Brewers Festival below the jump.

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