Favorite Summer Beers?

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  1. Doomcifer

    Doomcifer Champion (878) Nov 10, 2005 Rhode Island

    Pilsner Urquell

    SN Summerfest is up there too.
  2. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,562) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    No canned on date? That is ludicrous!!

    Non-cheers to Firestone Walker!!:slight_frown:
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  3. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,562) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    The beers that I plan on drinking this summer: Straub Hefeweizen, Yuengling Summer Wheat (Hefeweizen), Victory Summer Love, Troegs Sunshine Pils (cans), Victory Kolsch, …

  4. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,989) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    I am assuming it is on the cans (they do their bottles, after all)- but these were closed cardboard packs like Sixpoint's. It could be on there, I suppose, but I couldn't find it.
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  5. JohnFatAss

    JohnFatAss Devotee (429) Jan 22, 2011 New Jersey

    Harpoon Summer is one of my favorites.
    Anderson Valley Summer Solstice is like a Cream Soda.
  6. Sneers

    Sneers Initiate (0) Dec 27, 2009 Pennsylvania

    A new favorite of mine, and which I'll probably keep on hand a lot this summer (if it's still around) is Smuttynose Hayseed – a light, refreshing Belgian ale.
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  7. Cory_Brown

    Cory_Brown Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2014 Kentucky

    Great Lakes Dortmunder, Lil sumpin sumpin, and cans of two hearted!
    But I would drink gumballhead over any of these
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  8. stoutmasterjames

    stoutmasterjames Initiate (0) Mar 8, 2010 Maryland

    North Coast Scrimshaw... probably one of the most refreshing beers I've ever tasted.
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  9. Treyliff

    Treyliff Poo-Bah (5,404) Aug 10, 2010 West Virginia
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    Westbrook Gose!
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  10. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,188) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    All of them of course!
  11. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,188) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    With an emphasis perhaps on German beers. I would like to expand my knowledge on certain styles such as Gose and Berliner Weisse.
  12. Gajo74

    Gajo74 Poo-Bah (3,188) Sep 14, 2014 New York
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    With an emphasis perhaps on German beers. I would like to expand my knowledge on certain styles such as Gose and Berliner Weisse.
  13. tillerybass

    tillerybass Initiate (0) Jun 13, 2014 Massachusetts

    Westbrook Gose anyone? It's like the gatorade of drinking
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  14. Nexking

    Nexking Initiate (0) May 16, 2014 Maryland

    Fremont Summer Ale. Granted I had it on vacation, when travelling across the country, so that does play a part.
  15. Urk1127

    Urk1127 Poo-Bah (2,062) Jul 2, 2014 Pennsylvania
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    I personally like stouts and IPAs in the winter and pilsners, cream ales and "fruit" beers ( Traveler, magic hat #9, shandys etc...) in the summer
  16. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    I picked this up last year, priced same as the stout $8/six for those pint cans. Just like the stout, very solid for the money. Personally I would rank the stout higher out of the two, but again for just over a dollar a pint it's a solid summer brew.
  17. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Gallons of Nooner and SN Summerfest. Oskar Blues MLY Pils is also good, along with FSW Pivo and Victory Prima. I like Sixpoint Crisp as well.

    Actually I think this summer I may hit the hefe's a bit more too, after recently discovering the magic of Weihenstephaner.

    Personally, Saisons are a go-to summer style for me as well.
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  18. lambpasty

    lambpasty Initiate (0) May 3, 2013 New Hampshire

    Have to second the AVB Gose, even now this is already a regular in my fridge.
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  19. gillagorilla

    gillagorilla Initiate (0) Feb 27, 2013 Maryland

  20. irishpride

    irishpride Initiate (0) Mar 20, 2009 New York

    Bells Oberon...
  21. Beertsipper

    Beertsipper Zealot (585) Nov 18, 2008 New York

    Cold Jever Pilsner or cold Brooklyn Irish Dry Stout. Damn.... now I'm yearning for some 87 degree days!
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  22. FaradayUncaged

    FaradayUncaged Initiate (0) Oct 24, 2014 Michigan

    For me, nothing beats a good hefeweizen or an Oberon. Sure I can drink Ayinger and the like all year round (and I do), but generally save those for the warmer months for outdoor libations.
  23. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Devotee (487) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    I almost always go through a case or two of Victory's Summer Love every Summer. I also really like Troegs Sunshine Pils.

    Really, anything below 6% abv works pretty well. Pilsners and other lagers tend to hit the spot, along with lower abv IPAs. Oh, and definitely hefeweizens.
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  24. Emmige1

    Emmige1 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2014 New York

    Last summer was Two Roads Lil' Heaven. Haven't had it since though, hopefully it holds up.
  25. SummitSeries72

    SummitSeries72 Initiate (128) Mar 17, 2011 New Jersey

    Here go my choices:

    Augustiner Brau Helles
    Spaten Lager
    Weihenstephaner Original
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweiss
    Dortmunder Gold
    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale
    Rodenbach Grand Cru
    Duchesse de Bourgogne
    Most Farmhouse Saison Ales
    Allagash Saison (I know, slightly repetitive)
    Allagash White and other assorted Belgian Witbiers
    Most good IPAs
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  26. Prospero

    Prospero Meyvn (1,027) Jul 27, 2010 Colorado

    <insert favorite Gose here>
  27. HopRaven

    HopRaven Initiate (71) Mar 27, 2013 Illinois

    Not sure if it's been mentioned here yet, but I don't drink seasonally. I'll take a good IPA, porter, stout, Gose, sour, etc...any time of year. I have one caveat...pumpkin beers only in the fall. I feed my palate well.
  28. SFNC

    SFNC Zealot (562) Apr 7, 2013 North Carolina

    Great Lakes Dortmunder Gold!
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  29. Aaron_Kerkvliet

    Aaron_Kerkvliet Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2014 Wisconsin

    Half Acres beers- for the perfect crispness for a hot day
  30. antman27

    antman27 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2013 New York

    Brooklyn Summer
    Sam Summer
    Founders all day IPA
    and If i know I am gona be drinking ALL day and not have to worry Miller 64
  31. PorterPro125

    PorterPro125 Champion (851) Jan 19, 2013 Canada (NB)

    Pilsners, Hefeweizens, and IPA's. Specifically juicy/citrusy IPA's.

    I also admittedly dabble quite a bit in Macro Lagers during the summer months.
  32. Fister

    Fister Initiate (0) Jan 9, 2013 Louisiana

    It may be SN Nooner for pool beer this year. I noticed that a local store had a case of cans. I need to load up on Two-Hearted Ale next time I have a chance.
  33. bkov33

    bkov33 Initiate (78) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    is victory still releasing cans of prima pils soon?

    Probably a case of prima pils, corona, allday ipa, will try yuengling summer wheat based on last year reviews, I wasn't a huge fan of nooner pils when I tried it but i'll try it again
  34. Carb-Overlord

    Carb-Overlord Disciple (319) Apr 25, 2014 Wisconsin

    My vote goes to "Other People's Beer"
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  35. bluehende

    bluehende Poo-Bah (2,440) Dec 10, 2010 Delaware

    After a tasting tonight I have to throw Troeg's Sunshine Pils into the mix. Very good
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  36. classixIII

    classixIII Disciple (353) Oct 10, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Last year was Southern Tier Eurotrash Pils, still a good choice but I think Oskar Blues Mammas Little Yella Pils will be the choice for the deck and pool this summer. We'll keep some Voodo Hoodo around for those that need their hops, and of course there will always be plenty of Duquesne on hand to cool down the engines when mowing the grass or sweating out all those HoneyDo jobs.
  37. do_ob

    do_ob Initiate (0) Feb 12, 2015 Kentucky

    Founder's All Day & Centennial
    SN Pale & Torpedo
    3F Gumballhead
    Oskar Blues Pinner

    these are gonna be my go-to summer beers.

    God, I wish I could get Daisy Cutter here..
  38. Skwalk47

    Skwalk47 Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2010 Massachusetts

    Love Night Shift Weiss series in the summer. Tart Berliners are delicious sitting out back in the sun.
  39. Jstonerock24

    Jstonerock24 Initiate (0) Sep 4, 2014 Ohio

    Fat Heads Sunshine Daydream!
  40. Gytaryst

    Gytaryst Initiate (0) Mar 3, 2015 Arizona

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