Two weeks remain until the unofficial close of the summer season, leaving you with just enough time to sample some of the best seasonal brews before the weather turns crisp and the ales turn to porters. So put down your Coronas, Landsharks and Bud Light Lime and get ready to tease your palette.
I know, call me a sellout. But hey, this is the first summer seasonal that I buy every year. Sam’s summer ale has been a staple of mine for many years. Bonus: Sam introduced Summer Ale in cans in 2013.
Baseball, hot dogs, apple pie and Pennant Ale. Although this beer is available year round it is definitely more appropriate during the pennant race.
Crisp, unfiltered and fruity. This beer is available in the summer seasonal pack and nowhere else. Not to be confused with Sam’s Blackberry Wheitbeer.
3. Tie: Bethlehem Brew Works, Bethlehem, PA
Light and fruity and contrary to the name, it goes down easy and stays down.
Nothing says summer like surfing and beer. This Hawaiian ale is smooth, malty and slightly hoppy. Cowabunga Beer Dude!
This crisp, refreshing watermelon infused wheat beer is the perfect complement to any sunny day. I first tried Hell or High Watermelon on a visit to the 21st Amendment Brewery in downtown San Francisco with my cousin a few years back. He recommended the wheat beer and I was hooked from there. The problem was you couldn’t purchase this in the East, until this year. Now I have noticed this in many liquor stores and recently even on-tap. Delicious and worth your taste.
So there you have it,
five six worth a try. I know there are many more that can be included, however there is just so much time. However if you are that passionate about a flavor, bring me a bottle and let’s taste together.