Brew, Bite, and Ball: Celebrate Dad with Spirits, Sports, and Grub

Zippy Sandler
8 min readJun 11, 2024

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This Father’s Day, let’s bring on the fun with our ultimate gift guide, Brew, Bite, and Ball: Celebrate Dad with Spirits, Sports, and Grub! We’ve got everything you need to treat Dad to a day he’ll love. Imagine him enjoying a cold brew, indulging in delicious bites, and cheering on his favorite team — all at the same time! From top-notch craft beers and mouthwatering snacks to awesome sports gear, we’ve curated the perfect picks to make Dad’s day extra special. Whether he’s a beer aficionado, a food lover, or a sports fanatic, this guide will help you create a celebration filled with great flavors, fun games, and fantastic memories. Cheers to making this Father’s Day one to remember!

Broken Earth Wines

The legacy of Broken Earth Wines is rooted in the heritage of our vineyard, originally named Rancho Tierra Rejada, or “land of worked earth”. Since 1973, generations of dedicated farmers have lovingly broken the soil of Continental Vineyard, embodying a deep respect for the land and its treasures. Broken Earth wines reflect the unique character of our sustainably grown vineyard and the craftsmanship of our talented team. Each bottle tells the story of Paso Robles, capturing the pioneer spirit of California’s Central Coast with bold and balanced flavors. Stories are told in every bottle of Broken Earth made.

Broken Earth 2019 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon Wine Description:

Awarded 91 points by Wine Enthusiast, make Dad’s day with Broken Earth’s 2019 Signature Series Cabernet Sauvignon. With aromas of Maraschino cherries and a tannic mouthfeel with notes of chocolate, cherries, leather, and tobacco, this wine pairs well with rich red meats, like ribeye, prime rib, and roast beef. For our Estate range of wines, we take the best parcels of each variety and individually handle them to allow the true personalities of each block to be preserved. This wine has the benefit of having our most prestigious Cabernet Sauvignon blocks — normally designated for our Reserve Cabernets — as part of its blend, as blocks 4C and 4D form 33% of this wine. The fruit was harvested over a period of 16 days commencing in October 2019, with dates depending on clonal and site differences to ensure all components are at their peak. Following fermentation, the wine was transferred to new French oak barriques with tight grain for 17 months on average before blending and preparation for bottling.

Abu Garcia Revo X Spinning Combo

Designed to please even the hardcore angler, the Abu Garcia Revo X Spinning combo delivers high-performance and style in a lightweight rod-and-reel combination. Available in two spinning configurations, the Revo X combo brings the heat with an all-new style and improved performance. The Revo X combo is a purpose-built, premium rod-and-reel series designed for the avid angler looking to up their game.

Bib and Tucker Bourbon

Bib & Tucker 6-Year-Old Small Batch Bourbon was inspired by the turn of the century in America, a time of unprecedented progress and adventure when all bourbon was small batch. Aged in the rolling hills of Tennessee, Bib & Tucker doesn’t cut corners and uses no additives, artificial flavors or artificial colors. Taking its name from the phrase commonly used to describe your finest attire in the 1880s, Bib & Tucker is aged to perfection for at least 6 years with a bold, refined taste and is exceptionally smooth, double distilled and filtered through sugar maple charcoal. Bib & Tucker has been quietly earning top accolades from the most admired competitions around the world, and unlike other whiskies today, doesn’t cut any corners and keeps the age front and center.

Pickleball Apes

Gift Dad a paddle from Pickleball Apes so he can dominate the court this season. From beginners to seasoned pros, these are the pickleball paddles to have on hand to elevate gameplay. The collection features carbon fiber surfaces and non-slip faux leather grips for increased control.

For beginners — try the Neo line

This paddle features a Wide-cell Polypropylene core that is thick and forgiving, designed to absorb impact and enhance control over every shot made.

For experienced players — try the Pro line

Pro line paddles feature an elongated handle designed specifically for the double-handed backhand.

Pro line S paddles are new and feature a wider paddle surface, giving players a bigger sweet spot.

2021 Cabernet Franc, Livermore Valley

100% Cabernet Franc from the Ghielmetti Vineyard in the Livermore Valley. Planted in 2000–2001 on a site with six distinct soil types with Vertical Shoot Position (VSP) trellis oriented north-south. There is one block of Cabernet Franc on Ghielmetti, about 3.5 acres planted to the Bordeaux clone 332. This site is ideal for the growing of world-class Cabernet Franc given its well-drained soil, warm days and cool evenings.

  • Harvest Dates: October 13–26, 2019
  • Oak: 4 Barrels 100% Neutral French Oak, no puncheons
  • Time in Oak: 20–22 months
  • Alcohol 13.5%

There’s nothing quite like a great Cab Franc

Watertown Whiskey

Crafted with attitude and passion, Watertown Whiskey is on a mission to provide the modern whiskey scene with a unique and refreshing product that is destined to become every whiskey drinker’s go-to brand. Watertown encourages consumers to escape the ordinary with its low-sugar and flavor-packed coconut whiskey. Whiskey lovers are thrilled by its refreshing, bold, and smooth taste, and Watertown can’t wait to share this magnificent experience with people all across the country.

Vosa Spirits

Vosa Spirits is committed to providing the best ingredients with the best taste in a canned cocktail and is perfect for the Dad that’s conscious of what he’s putting in his body. Both options are crafted from:

  • 6x distilled vodka
  • Real fruit juice
  • Zero preservatives
  • Gluten-free
  • Natural flavors

Vosa Spirits, co-owned by actress and supermodel Kate Upton, was created to raise the bar. Vosa has you covered with the High Line Tropics variety pack ($25.99/eight pack online; 7% ABV), a lightly carbonated vodka water, and the non-carbonated Lemon Vodka Water variety pack ($25.99/eight pack online; 5% ABV).

World Select Cuts (Aussie Select)

Build a meat-lovers board or basket this Father’s Day. And treat the special dad in your life to the country’s first lamb charcuterie from women-owned, US-based Aussie Select. Available in 3 varieties, the products overdeliver on taste. We see big things coming…! @aussieselect

Cafe Aroma

Stock your caffeine-loving dad up with an extra large tin of Cafe Aroma’s premium dark roast espresso coffee. Family-owned and operated for over 60 years, Cafe Aroma’s signature Cuban coffee blend is made with 100% pure espresso beans for bold, full-bodied flavor in every cup.

Jewels Under the Kilt

A Canadian made and sourced fresh roasted artisan nut company that not only has an awesome name, but delivers amazing flavor and variety as well. Everything that goes into each unique artisan nut flavor is sourced from local suppliers whom they have developed relationships with over the years. Nothing artificial and totally a unique, Canadian experience. They take nut-making very seriously so that each and every customer falls in love with the recipes as much as they do in the making process. And their NEW LIMITED EDITION Party of 6 — Sweet & Salty Sample Box is the perfect gift for dad (or anyone!).
Variety is the spice of life so let dad indulge in the delightful variety of their Party of 6 Packs — there’s something for everyone!

  • Original Pecan
  • Ceylon Cinnamon Walnut
  • Dry Roasted Salted Almonds
  • Plain Roasted Hazelnuts
  • Chocolate Ganache Almonds
  • Dry Roasted Salted Mixed Nuts (almonds, hazelnuts, pecans & walnuts)

What a great spread for his Father’s Day celebration.

Snowbird Cold Plunge from Lifetrend

Offers a stylish, innovative option for a less than half of that, while also giving you the option for a heated tub as well.

  • Measurements — 77” x 31.5” x 30” (L x W x H)
  • Dry Weight — 293 lbs
  • Color Options — Snow White Shell; Snow White or Black Inside
  • Voltage / Frequency — 110V/60Hz
  • Frame Material — Galvanized Steel Frame
  • Chiller — Balboa Chiller — down to 37°
  • Heater — up to 102°
  • Pump — Gecko Circulation Pump
  • Control Systems Selection — Joyonway P16B162+PB55702
  • Sterilizer — Built-In UV Ozonator
  • Filtration System — 1 x 50 sq ft
  • Shell Insulation — Full Polyfoam Insulation
  • Cover (High Insulation) — Black Cover 2.4” thick (60mm)
  • Bathtub Coat — Yes; Textured Step-In Basin (above right image)
  • Lighting — Underwater Mood Lighting (1)
  • Color Options — Snow White; Snow White Shell / Black Interior
  • Step Included- (2 color options to match interior — shown on right)

This makes a beautiful upgrade to any bathroom (or mancave).

Birdie’s Pimento Cheese: Southern Tradition with a Curious Twist

The South is known for its traditional pimento cheese, which is known as the caviar of the South! Give Dad a taste of true southern hospitality with Birdie’s Pimento Cheese, a premium cheese handmade in small batches using rich and tangy cheddar cheese combined with delectable flavors mom will love! Birdie’s Pimento Cheese is a versatile ingredient that can enhance the taste of your favorite dishes and take them to the next level. Perfect for sandwiches, mac and cheese, or use it as a dip with crackers and pretzels. Try adding it to your charcuterie board and crudités for a curious twist. Birdie’s Pimento Cheese is made in Southern Virginia by a woman-owned business using whole ingredients and spices. Using hand-shredded cheese, Birdie’s ensures the highest quality for their customers. It comes in a variety of flavors like Cream Cheese + Black Pepper, Classic, Garlic Parmesan, Jalapeño, Smoked Gouda + Roasted Red Pepper, and seasonal varieties. Gluten-free.

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Zippy Sandler

70-year-old travel and lifestyle blogger sharing tips on how to live your best life NOW!