Last minute (almost) Father’s Day gift ideas: Barbecue tools, craft beer or bacon for life

Ho hum Father’s Day gifts need to be given the old heave-ho. Everything has changed in a year due to the pandemic, and more people are looking for healthy, fun ways to live, work and play.

Dad might not need a fancy tie if he’s not rolling into the office as often. But he will always want to play with his family, indoors and out. Fortunately, retailers are having sales and rolling out customizable gifts leading up to Father’s Day on Sunday, June 20.

Here’s a one-of-a-kind gift he’ll never forget: Cameo lets you create a personal video message to

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A Pop-Up Beer Garden, the East of the River Art Show, and the Pride Parade Gone Mobile: Things to Do in DC, June 10-13

Illustration by Hannah Good.


We’ve got Pride’s mobile parade, a tea party, and lots of outdoor fun.

See flapper dresses, glittering gems, and more from Marjorie Merriweather Post’s collection.

Here’s what you should check out this weekend:

Look up: A new art installation at the National Museum of Women in the Arts is a visual representation of the 19th amendment’s ratification following the centennial. Marilyn Artus created “Her Flag” collaborating with artists in the 36 states that ratified it by 1920. Artus incorporated each artwork as a stripe on the bigger flag and traveled around the

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Lawrenceville’s Ironshield Brewing produces beer for self, others

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A seasonal Maibock Lager and a Nitro Dry Irish Stout currently are among the beers on tap at Ironshield Brewing in Lawrenceville. Behind the bar is Ironshield co-founder Glen Sprouse. Bob Townsend for AJC

Credit: Bob Townsend

Credit: Bob Townsend

Essentially, Ironshield is a dual operation, brewing beers under its own brand, and using its capacity and technical capabilities to produce beverages under contract for other companies, including beer, hard seltzer and even nonalcoholic beer.

“If you don’t design a brewery to be a contract brewery, there’s a whole lot you can’t do, or

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Dogfish Head Founder Sam Calagione Talks All Things Craft Beer

Do you think the surge in popularity of non-alcoholic beer is here to stay?

I believe that it is here to stay … There’s this consultant Bump Williams, who does this really cool study every year where he asks top distributors, suppliers, brewers, and retailers, what is their most critical strategy for the next five years, to grow? And for brewers it is innovation. For distributors, it is not focusing on too many brands. But for retailers, and this includes grocery stores, the number one growth driver is “better for you.” So, that movement is not going away. And Dogfish

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