Two of the NELK Boys have launched their own hard seltzer brand called Happy Dad, and we have all the info on how to pick some up as it releases across the U.S.
YouTubers Kyle Forgeard and Stephen ‘SteveWillDoIt’ Deleonardis announced their new beverage on June 1, and the intriguing name “Happy Dad” to go along with it.
So, why the name? According to the official website, it will bring joy to fathers not only because it’s gluten-free, but “it isn’t in a bulls*** skinny can.”
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“Been secretly working on this for over a year. Introducing HAPPY DAD HARD SELTZER,” they wrote in their announcement post on Instagram.
If you want an inside look at how a famous YouTube cooperative goes about making their own alcoholic beverage, NELK posted a behind-the-scenes video to their channel to coincide with the big announcement.
Whether you’re a NELK fan, or just want to see what all the hype is about, you can now pick some up as Happy Dad rolled out first in California on June 14, and has slowly started to spread throughout the United States
Where and when to get NELK Boys’ Happy Dad Seltzer
The NELK Boys’ seltzer released on June 14 for stores in California, and it’s also available for sale online through HappyDad.com in more than 30 different states, but the online stock is limited. If it’s unavailable when you get there, you can sign up for updates on when it will be back in stock.
If you’re in California and want to try Happy Dad for yourself, it’s available for sale at BevMo!, Mission Liquor, and Keg N Bottle locations — and through the Gopuff delivery app.
Fans in Nevada are also now able to try out Happy Dad, as long as it’s in stock at your local liquor store. There’s a high concentration of sellers in the Las Vegas area, but other hot spots like Carson City and Sparks have stock available as well.
If you live in Florida, you can get your hands on Happy Dad through Gopuff and Total Wine, plus Pats Liquor, Gaspars Liquor Shoppe, and Liv Nightclub depending on your area of residence.
Gopuff delivers to more than 500 locations across the US, so when your state is up for release, it might be worth checking the app to see if they have any available as well. The full Happy Dad release schedule can be found below.
NELK Boys Happy Dad release schedule
Make sure to visit the Happy Dad store locator to find exact stores to purchase the NELK Boys’ seltzer.
- June 14
- California & online in select states
- New Hampshire
- Massachusetts (with more to be announced)
- New Jersey
- New York
- Canada (delayed)
- More locations in Florida
- “Coming Soon”
- All other US states.
According to the YouTubers, Happy Dad is a “limited release” — so if you want to try some right away, just know you’ll have to battle NELK’s fans in addition to limited supply, so be sure to act fast.
The success of the drink has even allowed the boys to giveaway a custom Ferrari and some huge wads of cash to fans.
If you manage to snag some Happy Dad and try it out before we do, drop us a line on Twitter @Dexerto and let us know if it really is the “hard seltzer of the summer.”