5 To Try Summer Beers

May 22, 2020 | 5 To Try, Seasonal

As Summer starts to warm up our lives, and we stretch our legs back into a world of some normality, we picked five beers that will compliment your summer plans. Focusing on  beers that are easier to find around the US, these beers are popular but for all the right reasons. So as we look forward to the warm rays of sunshine hitting our skin, and great times with friend and family, lets raise a glass for good times ahead.

left hand brewing

flamingo dreams nitro

Left Hand Brewing Flamingo Dreams blonde ale pours a beautiful pink hue made possible from all those raspberries and blackcurrants. Tart on the tastebuds but not overwhelming, this easy drinking beer has a slight bready backbone but follows with berries. And being on nitro, it goes down really smooth!

4.7% ABV / 11 IBU

Description from the brewery:

You stand out in a crowd and only need one leg to find balance. You’re not afraid to get your feet wet and you don’t give a flock what others think. You embrace your inner flamingo and dare to turn your dreams into reality. You’re ready for pink beer. Flamingo Dreams is a refreshing change from the ordinary with a berry burst, frisky zing and a Nitro glide that’ll bring out your vibrant side. Join the flock and let’s flamingle.

dogfish head

Seaquench Ale

Limey, salty and sour all at the same time. Dogfish Head’s Sea Quench Ale packs in different characteristics that caters for various types of beer lovers. Above all, it’s light, refreshing and moreish.

4.7% ABV / 11 IBU

Description from the brewery:

Objectively the most thirst-quenching beer we’ve ever brewed, SeaQuench Ale is a session sour mash-up of a crisp Kölsch, a salty Gose and a tart Berliner Weiss brewed in sequence with black limes, sour lime juice and sea salt. The result? A citrusy-tart union that has captured the attention and hearts of beer, wine and margarita drinkers alike!

Firestone Walker

Rosalie

Rosalie by Firestone Walker is a beer Rose! Yep, a beer brewed with chardonnay and hibiscus flower for added measure. The result is a light, crisp and slightly fruity easy drinking beer perfect for fruit beer and rose lovers a like.

5.0% ABV / 10 IBU

Description from the brewery:

Rosalie taps into our brewery’s family winemaking roots, using local wine grapes to create a delicious one-of-a-kind beer rosé with bright fruit flavors and luscious acidity.

Rosalie is co-fermented with Chardonnay and other wine grape varieties harvested just miles from the brewery. We also incorporate a dash of hibiscus flower to achieve a brilliant color. The result is Rosalie—a uniquely refreshing beer that offers all the best qualities of a classic rose wine.

Founders

All Day IPA

American IPA’s have typically been more on the high ABV side of things which left an opportunity for brewers to craft a more session style beer that satisfies the hopheads amongst us. Founders All Day IPA is exactly that, a bright, floral beer with balanced hop bitterness that doesn’t overpower.

4.7% ABV / 42 IBU

Description from the brewery:

The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures.

SixPoint

The Crisp

Name The Crisp for a reason, Sixpoint Brewing creates a wonderful pilsner prime for hot weather. With notes of lemon, caramel and a little pepper, the beer serves up subtle flavors with a punch of hop bitterness.

5.4% ABV  /  44 IBU 

Description from the brewery:

At Sixpoint we go straight to the source for the prime cuts — the Tettnanger and Hallertau hops in THE CRISP are sourced 100% directly from farmers in Tettnang, Germany. This way we personally select what goes into our beers.

Look, legit pilz should have an aroma that leaps from the glass, and the bright, floral aroma of THE CRISP absolutely blasts your nostrils. Follow that up with a crisp, clean finish, and you’ll be sinking this thing by the liter.

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