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Since it's mid winter, let's talk summer...

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by 4kbrianb, Jan 8, 2013.

  1. Seems only fitting right? So I am interested to see what you go to when a heavy, dark craft isn't available or needed. What is your go to cheap option on a 90 degree day? Let's face it, we aren't all classy beer snobs.... even as much as we want to be!

    Mine would be Primo....

    Ready, Go!
  2. On a hot day? Probably SNPA, Kellerweis or any available hefeweizen, a good IPA, a saison, and in the last summer, NB Shift. But if I'm out with a large group, probably PBR since its cheap and drinkable.
  3. SNPA or Boston Lager
  4. Sierra Nevada Summerfest and lots of it.
  5. yep, cheap and drinkable is what I am curious about. I don't know about where you guys are at, but I don't always have access to awesomeness.
  6. What do you consider cheap? I'm in California. I get 12 packs of SNPA for about $12. Less sometimes. At Costco I can get a 24 for like $20 so I usually go with that. I'll gladly take 24 SN beers for $20 over 30 BMC beers for the same price.
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  7. pschul4

    pschul4 Advocate (635) Illinois Jan 7, 2011

    OMG what do you guize think the next BCBS variant is going to be?!
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  8. What I really want to know is what everybody is gonna drink next winter.
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  9. tarawho

    tarawho Zealot (90) New York Mar 12, 2008

    Redhook ESB. Always in my fridge in the summer
  10. joeebbs

    joeebbs Savant (360) Pennsylvania Apr 29, 2009

  11. phooky

    phooky Savant (455) New York Jan 23, 2010

    Summer = Hoptimum to me
  12. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Savant (280) California Aug 2, 2012

    Dos X
  13. 90 degrees? Affordable? Sessionable? Summer?

  14. franklinn

    franklinn Savant (440) Vermont May 29, 2012

    Heady Topper....

    works great in the winter, too
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  15. west sixth IPA
    Sixpoint Resin
  16. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) New York Jul 13, 2012

    Nothing like some brooklyn summer ale by the beach
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  17. acelin

    acelin Savant (300) Kansas Feb 14, 2009

    I still drink light beers in the winter.

    *cue the hate
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  18. 12 pk of Schells Hefe,its great
  19. Dat

    Dat Savant (340) Texas Aug 5, 2007

    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis or Live Oak Hefeweizen
  20. SN: Pale Ale, Old Chico or Summerfest
  21. BeastLU

    BeastLU Advocate (550) Virginia Dec 20, 2012

    Dales cans, great for sneaking on to the golf course!!
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  22. by then i'm hoping La Cumbre is canning their Jefe's Hefe.... if not then i guess growlers of it will do ;)
  23. DaKur

    DaKur Savant (400) Rhode Island Nov 15, 2012

    Narragansett Summer Ale comes in a 6pk of 16oz cans for under $9 My go to summer beer.
  24. Dan_Bowman

    Dan_Bowman Savant (270) Ohio Apr 11, 2010

    A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
  25. mondegreen

    mondegreen Savant (430) Georgia Nov 4, 2009

    I drink imperial stouts by the pool. Is that a problem?
  26. denver10

    denver10 Champion (910) Kentucky Nov 17, 2010

    Odell's St. Lupulin
  27. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (780) Florida Oct 24, 2010

    Agreed, any of the beers Brooklyn cans, actually. Lager, EIPA, Summer—all light (enough), drinkable, and still very flavorful. They might take some shit in ratings from time to time, but they're a great option for anything summertime.
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  28. MarioM

    MarioM Advocate (525) California Sep 13, 2009

    I mainly drink darker beers, summer and winter but if I'm doing something in the sun like fishing or anything during the middle of the day then I go for an IPA, PA, Saison, or even a lighter abv Triple.
  29. A beer I enjoyed last summer was New Belgium's Somersault.
  30. Anchor Steam.
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  31. Brooklyn summer and Narragansett summer on the golf course, beach, pool, etc
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  32. Smirnoff?! Dude come on...lol.
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  33. 'Gansett Summer Ale is my go to summer beer as well. Drank a couple cases this past year. Hear it might be coming out in 12pk/12oz cans this summer, according to the the owner and this pic.
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  34. Smutty nose star island single
  35. JamesMN

    JamesMN Savant (370) Minnesota Jul 12, 2012

    Don't even get me started on my hatred of 'summer ales'… haha I usually stick with a nice juicy west coast IPA.
  36. BruChef

    BruChef Savant (295) New York Nov 8, 2009

    No, no, no, not smirnoff you dumbass! Franzia!
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  37. OTB

    OTB Savant (380) California Sep 2, 2011

    Mid winter ???? I think we are only into the third week of winter.....but wait , it doesnt matter for us who live in So Cal.;)

  38. I'm definitely about Kellerweis, Oberon, and Lagunitas Pilz when summer hits. Probably drink a good bit of Weihenstephaner too.
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  39. JohnFatAss

    JohnFatAss Savant (430) New Jersey Jan 22, 2011

    Harpoon Summer Beer was my favorite last summer.
    Anything cold, light and cheap usually gets the job done.
  40. Kelp

    Kelp Advocate (520) New Hampshire Mar 6, 2008

    Something about tenacious traveler lately. I even enjoy when it's frigid out, but it is so much better when it is 90+ degrees.