The Dog Days of Summer are upon us. There are many ways to beat the heat, but few are as enjoyable as cracking a cold one. It is hard to go wrong when picking a beer to quench your thirst. There are, however, some brews that shine a bit more when the sun is shining at its brightest.
Summer Time Brews
These brews have been quenching thirsty drinkers’ thirst for more than a season or two.
Anchor Summer: A very refreshing brew with a light body that makes it not your typical wheat beer.
Brooklyn Summer Ale: A refreshing brew with a crisp bitter taste as well as some grain and citrus notes.
Cigar City Hotter Than Helles: A refreshing lager that balances bitter and sweet flavors.
Sierra Nevada Summerfest: A refreshing beer with a strong bitter kick.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale: A crisp beer with citrus and spicy notes that make for a refreshing brew.
Tröegs Sunshine Pils: A balanced brew with a crisp taste that leaves you feeling refreshed.
Victory Summer Love: A refreshing beer with a nice lemon taste, which makes for a good summer brew.
Other Choices for the Cooler
While summer seasonals are great, here are a few other beers that will do a fine job of getting you refreshed.
Cisco Bailey’s Blonde Ale: A hazy ale that is bitter with citrus flavors.
Half Acre Daisy Cutter Pale Ale: A smooth pale ale with a good amount of bitterness as well as some sour citrus flavors.
Hangar 24 Orange Wheat: A refreshing beer with a nice orange flavor and a tangy
Harpoon UFO Hefeweizen: A light-bodied brew that probes your taste buds with its big lemon flavor.
Southampton Double White: A complex brew with a citrus flavor along with hints of spices.
Something a Little Different
The last round is a nice introduction to a couple of atypical options for when it is beastly hot.
Narraganset Del’s Shandy: A very refreshing shandy for lemonade lovers.
Schofferhofer Grapefruit: A refreshing brew with a grapefruit taste.
For more information (and descriptions like the ones above), check out all the beers in the eBook, Gallagher’s Beer Guide (www.gallaghersbeerguide.com). Not only do we have great brews for a hot day, but we also have beers for every taste. As always, stay hydrated and please drink responsibly.