Summer Seasonals – Part I

There are all kinds of great beers to help you beat the heat this summer. Wheat beer, Kolsch, Gose, Pale Ale, IPA, Radler and even a Cider in the mix, there is a style for everyone to enjoy.  Light bodied and formulated for warm weather, these great tasting selections will quench your thirst and offer up plenty of great flavors and tastes.

 

LAGER HEADS WHITE WATER WITTE

A refreshing Belgian wheat ale with a zesty citrus body full of fruity flavors and a slight pepper finish from Lager Heads in Medina, Ohio.

 

MOERLEIN STRAWBERRY PIG CREAM ALE

Tempted by the acidity of the Flying Pig Cream Ale, Christian Moerlein decided to add a dash of summertime flavor. Eating a fresh strawberry is always a clear sign that summer is at hand. We couldn’t resist the temptation. Enjoy a refreshingly strawberried Pig with us.

 

 

MT. CARMEL HOPS & WHEAT ALE

Bright, citrusy, and hoppy, Mt. Carmel Brewing’s summertime ale salutes the flavor of the American hop and gives way to a smooth, refreshing finish.

 

 

RHINEGEIST PEACH DODO

This German Gose is bright and frisky, tart and saline, and dances on the palate with punches of peach. Thirst quenching beyond all imagination, Rhinegeist Peach Dodo is the finest of liquids for a beach picnic or for making history.

RHINEGEIST PUMA

Elegant and subtle, this hoppy pilsner balances bready malts with striking noble hops. Rhinegeist Puma pilsner pounces with golden brilliance as floral aromatics punctuate each sip.

 

 

SAM ADAMS SUMMER ALE

Samuel Adams Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon zest and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.

 

 

SHINER STRAWBERRY BLONDE

Shiner’s newest Brewer’s Pride craft brew is now in season. Made with fresh, homegrown strawberries from Poteet, Texas, Strawberry Blonde combines pale and wheat malts for a refreshing taste and smooth finish. Summer just got sweeter.

 

 

SIERRA NEVADA SUMMERFEST LAGER

Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a delightfully refreshing example of a traditional style lager beer. While lighter in body than our ales, Summerfest displays significant hop aroma and a tangy hop bite. The long lagering period adds a smoothness that makes this beer a great summertime treat.

 

 

VICTORY CAGE RADLER

Victory’s spin on a German classic connects lemon freshness with crisp lager. Effervescent notes of lemonade, lemon zest, and a hint of graininess.
Light, dry, and extremely drinkable, this clean and crisp lager is perfectly balanced with the flavors and aromas of fresh lemon.

 

 

VICTORY KIRSCH GOSE

A bold and bright step outside the norm, Victory’s new twist on an old-world German brewing process excites your senses with the sharp and sweet burst of fresh cherries. Effervescent and sublime, this session ale has an enticing and satisfying cherry fruit character. European tradition and American ingenuity come together in the truest sense as you Taste Victory in Kirsch Gose.

 

 

VICTORY SUMMER LOVE ALE

Summer Love Ale is a golden ale made with pale malts, German hops and Brandywine River water. This specific style of beer was chosen by Victory because it has a broad appeal and will be accessible for casual beer drinkers, but will still retain exciting hop notes.

The brew has a vibrant and refreshing pale color derived from its lean and refreshing malt body. And the initially floral aroma of hops segues into a well integrated, refreshing hop dryness of European heritage.

 

 

Some great beer to choose from and this is only half of the list! Check out PART II of our quintessential list of the best summer seasonals out there!

 

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