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Toast the Fourth of July with a Great Beer, or two! Summer is here!

Hot summer weather and cold craft brews are the perfect combination. When the temps go up, you want something ice cold, light and refreshing

Have a beer, Summer is here.

Summer beers should be light enough so you can have a couple without feeling bloated or ready for a nap. Some favorite summer beer varieties made for stocking the cooler include:

• Blonde ales

• Hazy IPAs

• Pilsners

• Mexican lagers

• Fresh fruit-flavored beer

• Shandy -lemon beers

Celebrate this Summer, or the entire year!

Since summer days were meant to be laid back and lazy, what better way to stock up, then to have quality craft beers delivered right to your door from one of the great Craft Beer of the Month clubs. Here are some of our favorite summer beers. Order now and have plenty of frosty brews on hand to celebrate the Fourth of July, or any other worthy summer occasion.

Some of the Best Summer Beers to sip & savor

Frankenmuth American Blonde Ale: This is a tasty medium-bodied classic Blonde Ale with a clean, mellow finish. Delivered by The Original Craft Beer Club, this Old Detroit Bottoms Up Blonde Ale from Frankenmuth Brewery is a terrific cross-over craft beer for those who want to taste and experience American craft beer. Perfect at a summer cookout, paired with chicken, pork, salads, and delicate fish dishes. Enjoy!

CRAFT BEER CLUB $43 monthly - Free shipping.

Zipline Brewing Company- Tropical Cloudlifter Hazy IPA: Send your taste buds on a tropical vacation with this brew delivered by The Rare Beer Club. This refreshing Hazy IPA spotlights tropical fruit and fresh citrus. Fire up the grill and crack open a cold one, because this beer goes great with barbecue pork, pineapple-topped pizzas (if that’s your thing), or grilled chicken with a tropical salsa. This is summer beer at it’s finest.

RARE BEER CLUB $52.95 per month

2 bottles 750 ml- includes shipping

Nebraska Brewing Company – Nebraska Pils: This is cool, satisfying refreshment in a glass. Brought to you by The U.S. Microbrewed Beer Club, the Nebraska Pils has a crystal clear bright straw color with a cap of crisp white foam. Take a sniff and Hop aromas come through with some lightly spicy notes and mild citric and floral tones. This lager is dry from start to finish, making it refreshing and super easy to drink. Nebraska Pils, pairs well with pizza, lemon shrimp skewers, German sausages and soft pretzels. Treat yourself!

THE U.S. MICROBREWED BEER CLUB $44.95 per month - 12 BOTTLES - includes shipping | Ongoing Monthly or 1 to 12 shipments JOIN the CLUB > More Beer Club options >

KC Bier Co Helles/German Pale Lager: Brewed in the Show Me State of Missouri, this highly rated lager (pronounced HEL-less), from the KC Bier Co’ is a dandy thirst quenching Munich-style Golden Lager. Most lucky folks who try it describe it as crisp and refreshing. Well balanced from start to finish, the Helles Lager offers malt flavors and a delicate bitterness that pairs well with spicy dishes, Italian cuisine and some tasty charcuterie platters. Delivered by the Craft Beer of the Month Club, you’ll surely want to share it with friends and family.

For more refreshing summer beer ideas, wine selections tasty resources for the best in charcuterie and more, be sure to see all that has to offer.


Flaviar Premier Whiskey & Spirits Club could just be a must do.

A Flaviar membership is an amazing gift for someone special in your life, or a great experience you can share with your own Dad. A Flaviar membership lets you or your gift recipient claim a Premium bottle and a themed Tasting Box of choice each quarter, plus access to rare, exclusive and private bottlings, a guided journey through the world of Spirits with tailored recommendations, a bustling community that rates and reviews, and unique members-only events.

Members get unlimited free shipping on qualifying orders, Flaviar Originals, and quarterly spirits deliveries. Shipping for all other orders is 50% off. $95 per quarter - $300 - 4 quarters - Free Shipping Give Quarterly or 4 quarterly Shipments.

For cigar loving dads this club is a real treat.

The Original Premium Monthly Cigar Club

For over 25 years, The Cigar Club has been delivering limited production, hand-rolled, highly-rated cigars sourced from around the world. Each shipment includes: Five exceptional premium cigars with a retail value between $6-$12 per cigar. The cigars come in a variety shapes, sizes, and tobacco blends from the world’s most respected, top producing regions in Nicaragua, Honduras and the Dominican Republic. Each shipment includes tasting notes, cigar specifications, cigar maker profiles, and suggested drink pairings. As a club member, dad will also be able to reorder his favorite cigars at significant discounts. Premium Cigar Club $27 per month +$5 shipping. Give Monthly or 2 to 12 shipments.

Summer is a great time to share treats with everyone that comes to your back yard party.

Create a Charcuterie & Cheese platter to share

For a barbeque there's nothing is easier, or tastier than serving a charcuterie platter filled with favorite cold meats, creamy cheeses, tasty dips, crusty breads and crunchy crackers for everyone to enjoy while the steaks are on the grill.

Choose three to five cheeses with a variety of types, shapes and colors. For texture combine a few wheels of semi-hard/hard aged varieties like cheddars, or goudas and perhaps some wedges of brie or goat cheese. Along with the cheeses, be sure to have plenty of cured meats. Some popular options are Salami, Dry Coppa, Prosciutto, and Black Pepper coated Italian Dry Salami. Make sure they are pre-sliced for easy eating.

If your store nearby has a limited deli and gourmet food section, then a great way to get all your internationally cured meats and gourmet cheeses, are from trusted online providers who will deliver the goods right to your door. Some of the top gourmet food vendors are (great purveyors of French Prosciutto and hard-to find free-range game), or (offering a delicious salami sampler), or get a variety of antipasto meats and cheese from For palate pleasing cheeses, a favorite go-to is Murrays Cheeses, they also have all kinds of delicious meats and crackers as well.

Plenty of Fruit for All

Since everyone loves fresh fruit, make sure you pick out an assortment of colorful favorites. Spring is great for strawberries, kiwis, apricots, orange slices, blackberries and perhaps some juicy honeydew melon.

Small Bites

The key keeping things light, but making sure nobody goes away hungry is to supplement the cold cuts with plenty of small snacks. Olives, nuts, colorful bowls of dips or fresh salsa and of course a few plates of rich chocolates are perfect accessories for a Father's Day Barbeque.

Here are two more Charcuterie Club options you may want to consider.


Each month, Di Bruno Bros. food experts collect varied and exquisite cuts, chubs, jars, and slabs of meat. Sometimes accompanied by pairing accouterments, sometimes featured as a trio of variations, and always presented within a theme along with detailed notes, this popular club arrives straight to you doorstep like clockwork. RECENT PAIRINGS included this trio: Spreadable Tempesta Nduja Salami, Classic Brooklyn Cured Bresaola and traditional Spicy Soppressata with a kick. Every shipment will tantalize you and your friends tastebuds.

$200 (4 months, $50 monthly) - Free Shipping monthly Give 4 / 8 / or 12 Shipments


Each month, members of The Gourmet Cheese of the Month Club receive three different hand-crafted artisan and farmhouse cheeses about a 1/2 pound each made from pure and natural, quality ingredients, accompanied by our monthly newsletter offering detailed tasting notes, cheese profiles, cheesemaker histories, and serving suggestions. Each selection is freshly cut to order from wheels or blocks the same day that it’s shipped, and hand-wrapped in deli paper to allow it to breathe.

Gourmet Cheese Club $38.95 per month - plus $14 Shipping Give Monthly or 2 to 12 shipments


Top Charcuterie Sites for Clubs, Gifts and to Shop

At we think Dad’s are worth celebrating all year long and we have a wide selection of gifts to give. Enjoy & Share the best collections & selections of Charcuterie Cured Meats, Gourmet Cheese, Charcuterie Boards & Platters, Accompaniments, Fine Wines, Craft Beers, Liquor & Spirits. Give a club membership, a gift box or basket.

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