What do you drink in the summer?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by raynmoon, Mar 6, 2013.

  1. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (600) California Aug 13, 2011 Verified

    It's not summer, but here in California it seems like it is right around the corner, especially with some early (super early) summer releases hitting the shelves. So the question is, what are looking for to drinking this summer?

    I think I'm going to try to get ahold of more Anchor Liberty/ California Lager and Sucks in the 32 ozers. :)
  2. Berliner weisse.
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  3. I drink whatever summer seasonals are available that I can find. Sierra Nevada Summerfest and Goose Island Summertime are easily available here. Some other local area stuff like Harpoon Summer and Naragansett Summer Ale as well.
  4. raynmoon

    raynmoon Advocate (600) California Aug 13, 2011 Verified

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  5. kemoarps

    kemoarps Advocate (700) Washington Apr 30, 2008 Verified

    I never was big on blondes (err... the beer anyway), but when I was living in west texas, I took a particular shining (no, not shiner) to Bombshell Blonde from Southern Star. real refreshing on a hot day in hell
  6. sukwonee

    sukwonee Advocate (610) Washington Dec 13, 2011 Verified

    If you live in California, why don't just say Alpine,,,
  7. My favorite summer drink is Drakes' Aroma Coma.
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  8. RaulMondesi

    RaulMondesi Advocate (720) California Dec 11, 2006 Verified

    Anything that makes the hoochies prettier.
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  9. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poobah (1,035) New Jersey Jun 3, 2004 Verified

  10. Bandra17

    Bandra17 Initiate (0) Pennsylvania Feb 22, 2013

    Penn Brewery Summer Berry
  11. Kolsch. I think its overlooked more than it should be, and there aren't a whole lot of options for it in my area other than Captain Lawrence, Gaffel or sometimes Sam Adams East-West, but a local brewer, Rohrbach's, makes a very nice one.
  12. Rob315

    Rob315 Savant (355) Kentucky Mar 20, 2010

    Bells -Oarsman, Smitten, Lager of the Lakes
    DFH- Festina Peche
    Victory- Hop Devil
    Jolly Pumpkin- Anything
  13. Victory - Summer Love & Prima Pils
    Ellicottville - Mow Master
    Victory/DFH/Stone - Saison Du Buff
    Lavery - Leopard Oir
  14. dap325

    dap325 Aficionado (190) New York Apr 2, 2009

    Ayinger Hefeweizen or Weizenbock is a good summer day go to.
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  15. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Advocate (710) Ohio Nov 11, 2011 Verified

    everything from Weihenstephaner
  16. Lots of Vitus typically in the summer with plenty of tripels and BSPA's as well. At night by the fire I typically close the night with a good porter or stout.
  17. Goosey

    Goosey Aficionado (240) Missouri Jan 18, 2012

    Summertime= Saisons. And the best part about it is that you don't have to compromise abv or flavor, but you still have a golden, refreshing summertime ale. And to top it off we have a new company dedicated to Saisons- Stillwater! I don't know how young the company actually is, but they just started showin up in stores about 6 months ago here. I also like me some Pranqster in the summer. Here's to hoping my last full summer in the south before I move to Michigan isn't so damn hot.
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  18. JoeyBeerBelly

    JoeyBeerBelly Initiate (0) New York Dec 15, 2006

    I drink mostly Franziskaner Weissbier and Pilsner Urquell in the summer months.
    There good beers and fairly easy on the wallet.
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  19. mychalg9

    mychalg9 Advocate (735) Illinois Apr 8, 2010

    New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat
    SN Kellerweis

    Many others, but those two are my favorites
  20. Echo Anchor Liberty and Hoptimum.

    Anyone else plotting a lager bender this summer?
  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Poobah (1,130) Indiana Aug 11, 2012 Verified

    For my 50th birthday on June 28th I'm hiking a section of the Long Trail that is conveniently close to Lawson's, The Alchemy, and Hill Farmstead. While driving there I plan to hit up Columbus Brewing, Brew Kettle, more TBD places (suggestions welcomed) and of course loading up on Flower Power. My hiking partner lives in VA so hopefully he's bringing me some DC Brau beers and I'm bringing him some Zombie Dust.

    Should be an awesome beer drinking summer.
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  22. ferillo

    ferillo Fest Captain (395) Massachusetts Sep 12, 2009 Verified Subscriber

    I expect alot of Jack's Abby to happen this summer. Love me some Hoponius Union
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  23. phooky

    phooky Savant (455) New York Jan 23, 2010

    ten fidy, from the can, on the beach.
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  24. Weisse beers and a lot of light lager beers in the heat, hoppy ales at night.
  25. yemenmocha

    yemenmocha Poobah (1,245) Arizona Jun 18, 2002


    Hell yes.

    The Gordon Biersch Kolsch is actually good as far as American attempts at the style and it is bottled too. Curve Ball, Alaskan Summer, among others on my list.
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  26. ncaudle

    ncaudle Advocate (665) Virginia May 28, 2010 Verified

    whatever I want to drink that I have available to me.
    I do not prescribe to the theory of only drinking certain styles during certain seasons.
  27. Hoponius Union for days! also I do love Hefes, including SN's Kellerweiss
  28. Slay40

    Slay40 Advocate (650) Michigan Feb 22, 2013 Verified

    One word...Oberon.
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  29. Domingo

    Domingo Poobah (1,080) Colorado Apr 23, 2005 Verified Subscriber

    While I drink them year-round, Ska's mix pack of cans are a permanent fixture in my fridge from April-September.
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  30. TheBeerDad

    TheBeerDad Savant (345) Michigan Sep 6, 2012

    Any breweries Kolsch I can get my hands on.
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  31. ESeab

    ESeab Advocate (515) New Jersey Jan 3, 2013

    Dales, Caldera, rum runners.

    A lot of canned beer I can bring to the beach and music festivals that don't allow glass.
  32. herrburgess

    herrburgess Champion (925) South Carolina Nov 4, 2009 Verified

    I'm with you on the Koelsch. My buddy and I recently hit the precise recipe/process for our Koelsch we have been aiming for, and, man, is it tasting good (even in the SC winter...and, yea, my buddy nerded out majorly on the Bierdeckel)

  33. ufmj

    ufmj Savant (415) Florida Feb 15, 2013

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    ufmj Savant (415) Florida Feb 15, 2013

  35. Kinsman

    Kinsman Advocate (650) California Aug 26, 2009 Verified

    Two years ago was the summer of saisons. Last year was pretty hop heavy with several trips to VT. This year will probably be a lot of both since HF is only a little over an hour from my house.
  36. Back in Chicago:

    Metropolitan Kolsch
    Allagash White
    Always got a case of New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat on my annual trip to Door County, WI
    Julius Echter Hefeweizens at the local bars in Lincoln Square
    Goose Island Summertime at festivals

    Here in TX:

    Life Oak Hefeweizen (man is it good)
    Victory Prima Pils (also available in Chicago but recently acquired a craving)
    Southern Star Bombshell Blonde, as mentioned above
    Whatever I continue to discover as I spend a full summer in this hot, hot place

    Edit: Add Boulevard Tank 7 and Green Flash Rayon Vert
  37. hopsputin

    hopsputin Advocate (625) New Jersey Apr 1, 2012 Verified

    Whatever I can tick. And weihenstephaner hefe. Always weihenstephaner
  38. Rion

    Rion Savant (310) North Carolina Jan 30, 2013 Verified

    Hoptimumm, Oberon!!!
  39. philbe311

    philbe311 Advocate (650) Pennsylvania Jan 21, 2008 Subscriber

    Copious amounts Bell's Oberon + DFH Festina Peche mainly with some Hefeweizens (Franziskaner & SN Kellwerweis) and IPAs mixed in... Most summer seasonals don't do too much for me...
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  40. Revenant

    Revenant Savant (350) Minnesota Aug 8, 2012

    A lot of Surly Bitter Brewer
    Day Tripper
    Hop Dish

    Looking forward to trying Over Rated IPA and Shenanigans Summer Ale