Beers for Your Summer Fun

Summer is upon us which means lazy days on the water, cornhole, barbeques, and just about any other excuse we can think of to be outside. Obviously, none of these activities are complete without a beer in hand, so we’ve helpfully put together our best suggestions for your summer fun!

21st AmendmentWatermelon Wheat

An American wheat made with real watermelon that gives this straw-colored beer a surprisingly crisp, dry flavor with just a kiss of watermelon taste and aroma. Light and refreshing, it’s perfect for any barbeque, especially if a watermelon eating contest is involved.

AnchorSummer Beer

First brewed in the summer of 1984, Anchor’s Summer Beer was the first American wheat beer in modern beer history. An all-malt beer, Summer Beer has over 50% of its malt derived from malted wheat, giving it crisp, clean flavors that are refreshingly light and thirst-quenching.

Anderson ValleySummer Solstice

Affectionately known as the “cream soda for adults,” Summer Solstice is a slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel and clean finish. Its unique flavors and superior drinkability make for the ultimate refreshment on a hot, summer day.

AtwaterDirty Blonde

This appropriately named straw colored beer is a blonde ale that’s lightly sweet with wheat added to create crispness at the back of the palate. Crushed orange peel and coriander are subtly added to the final stages of the hot side of the brewing process giving it a clean, heady aroma.

Blanche de Bruxelles

From across the pond comes this Belgian white beer that’s soft and smooth on the palate but still very fresh. Its complex aroma and modest alcohol content pairs perfectly with a nice pulled pork sandwich or makes for the ideal pool-side beer.

BrooklynSummer Ale

Refreshing and flavorful without being too filling, this light-bodied golden beer is brewed from premium English barley malt giving it a fresh, bready taste. American hops lend a light crisp bitterness and a citrus/floral aroma, resulting in a beer with a disposition that matches the (hopefully) sunny day.

Christian MoerleinSeven Hefeweizen

Cincinnati brewer Christian Moerlein delivers this traditional German style Hefeweizen just in time for summer. Cloudy with well-balanced fruit and spice notes, Seven is the perfect cure to a humid Ohio evening.

DeschutesTwilight Summer Ale

Making its debut in Ohio this summer, Twilight is a clever golden-hued ale that pours remarkably crisp and clean. A distinctive malt body complements a refreshing hop profile led by a heady dose of bold Amarillo hops.

IthacaApricot Wheat

The combination of wheat and barley gives Apricot Wheat a different malt character than most ales. An easy-drinking wheat beer that’s light in color and body with a hint of apricot giving this beer a pleasant nose and fruity finish. It’s a perfect complement to summer salads or fruity deserts.

Lost CoastTangerine Wheat

Brewed with a combination of wheat and crystal malts and finished with Perle hops, this refreshing citrus ale combines Lost Coast’s Harvest Wheat with natural tangerine flavors. Consider this the adult version of the orange slices you got after soccer games as a kid.

Mt. CarmelSummer Wheat

Bright, citrusy, and hoppy, this summertime ale from Cincinnati brewery Mt. Carmel salutes the flavor of the American hop and gives way to a smooth refreshing finish. Is there a more perfect beer for celebrating our nation’s birthday? We don’t think so.

RogueAmerican Amber

This multiple-award-winning beer was called, “A perfect embodiment of an American Amber Ale” by the judges at the World Beer Championship. Tawny amber in color with a coffee aroma, tight head, and a delicate roasted malt accent, American Amber has a nice smooth finish that makes it a perfect complement for seafood or beef.

SmuttynoseSummer Weizen Ale

Light, tasty, and full of character, this summer wheat ale is brewed with a combination of domestic and continental wheat and barley malts, lightly hopped, and fermented with a Belgian wit yeast, resulting in a delightfully tangy and refreshing flavor that’s perfect for any backyard barbeque.

Thirsty DogRaspberry Ale

The inviting flavor and aroma of freshly picked raspberries is infused in this unique, refreshing fruit beer from Akron brewer Thirsty Dog. Raspberry Ale is full of flavor with natural raspberries added after fermentation.

Thirsty DogWhippet Wheat

Another summer favorite from Akron’s favorite brewery, Thirsty Dog, this hefeweizen combines fully 50% wheat malts with only the purest German yeasts. The trademark yeast cloudiness produced holds all the aromas of clove, vanilla, and banana that make Whippet Wheat a truly unique and flavorful beer.


Citrusy and thirst-quenching, this refreshing golden ale from Uinta’s Organic Line is highlighted by the use of unique, Japanese Sorachi hops. Citrusy, fresh, and clean, Sum’r is an easy companion to most foods you’ll be throwing on the grill this summer, especially chicken, fish, and burgers.

VictorySummer Love

There are plenty of reasons to love summer, and here’s a great one! German hops and pale malt blend beautifully to create this refreshing taste of summer. With the sublime, earthy familiarity of noble European hops backed up by fresh, clean German malts, Summer Love ends with a surprising burst of lemony refreshment from fistfuls of American whole flower hops.

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