Most refreshing beer for the dog days of summer.

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by twizzard, Jul 15, 2013.

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  1. commis

    commis Initiate (0) Jul 21, 2009 Massachusetts

    Been crushing some Notch this summer. I miss NC distro a bit though... I get cravings for Oarsman, Shift Lager and Mother Earth Kolsch when it's brutally hot. High time for Bells and NB to get their asses in gear and send New England some beer!!
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  2. Hefewiseman

    Hefewiseman Disciple (397) Sep 6, 2011 Florida
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    Zombie Dust and 7venth Sun Summercamp series session IPAs... seriously, they're awesome.
  3. MikeWard

    MikeWard Meyvn (1,026) Sep 14, 2011 Pennsylvania

    SN Kellerweiss. And though not a beer, Woodchuck Cider after a day in the yard goes down by the sixer (at least)
  4. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,099) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Odell's Loose Leaf hit the spot when I bought my lone Montage Variety pack when it first hit the shelves....wish they would have released that one in six packs. At least I have been able to find it on some local taps.

    And speaking of Odell...St. Lupulin.

    Unfortunately, this one's only been available on tap in limited local supply but Grimm Brother's Kleine Elsa kolsch has been another favorite of mine recently.

    And I can't ever go wrong with Yuengling Lager.
  5. ElijahRivera

    ElijahRivera Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2009 New York

    I've been on a quest to find my ultimate 2013 summer beer, and so far it is Sierra Nevada Summerfest for me. It is just an amazingly clean and drinkable pilsner with a crisp, spicy hop kick. To me, it is what bad lager's wish they could be, and it comes in cans. But my quest continues.
  6. Beerista

    Beerista Initiate (0) Sep 11, 2012 Massachusetts

    Allagash White
  7. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (152) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    Fremont Summer Ale
  8. ScottieD

    ScottieD Devotee (466) Jul 30, 2011 Connecticut
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    NEBCO Supernaut
  9. Jeffreysan

    Jeffreysan Initiate (0) Apr 12, 2013 Maryland
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    So far, I've been enjoying Old Dominion's Cherry Blossom Lager, Sam Adams Blueberry Hill Lager, 21st Amendment's Sneak Attack Saison, and Anderson Valley's Sumer Solstice. Damn tasty beers.
  10. KenC

    KenC Devotee (415) Jan 21, 2011 New Jersey

    Wish I some Weeping Radish Kolsch when it's blazing hot.
  11. fuhkyou

    fuhkyou Aspirant (205) Feb 20, 2013 Idaho

    Just about any pils on tap at Victory but they're 2,500 miles away now.
  12. Mongrel

    Mongrel Crusader (749) Feb 14, 2013 Maryland
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    Sofie. Had one on tap the other day, and I've gotta say it did the trick.
  13. Larrygto

    Larrygto Initiate (0) May 28, 2012 Arizona

    I'll say Daisy Cutter, because I'm drinking one right now in this stifling heat and damn the it hit the spot!
  14. crazyfoMostout

    crazyfoMostout Initiate (0) May 16, 2013 Missouri

    Boulevard's 80 acre hoppy wheat is quite refreshing for me on a hot day. I'm enjoying an Odell IPA right now. Also delicious in this miserable, sweltering heat. God bless Willis Carrier.
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  15. BBAVUSO21

    BBAVUSO21 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 New York

    Stone IRS because I said so
  16. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (5,085) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    I'd probably have to say Deschutes River Ale. 4%abv, baby!
  17. Sludgeman

    Sludgeman Meyvn (1,405) Aug 17, 2012 District of Columbia
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    Great picture!
  18. ChestSplitter

    ChestSplitter Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2011 Mississippi

    Down here in South Mississippi is as serious test of a beer's summertime refreshment abilities. This summer Sam Adams Porch Rocker has been a revelation.
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  19. lackenhauser

    lackenhauser Poo-Bah (2,250) Dec 10, 2002 Maryland
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    Genny Cream Ale cans. $13.49 total a 30 pack. Fuckin a Tweety!!!!
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  20. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (516) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    Same here, goin on my third case.
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  21. broseidon

    broseidon Initiate (0) Oct 17, 2012 Ohio

    The hotter it is, I tend to go for lower abv stuff. Its supposed to be around 95 all week here in Cincinnati and I forsee myself drinking a lot of grapefruit stiegl. Other than that I've been gravitating toward a lot of saisons as well.
  22. lsummers

    lsummers Initiate (0) Jun 21, 2010 California

    Anchor Summer Beer was excellent when I tried it for the first time last weekend. Was really hot outside too. My other choice was going to be Bells Oberon, and Balast Points Longfin Lager. As far as an ipa on a summer day maybe Two Hearted or Alesmiths Ipa.

    I tried to think of a stout I might like on a hot day but I can't think of any.
  23. Zone_Fighter

    Zone_Fighter Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Michigan

    Hey guy here! I thought this would be the most appropriate topic to start my BA life with. couple weeks ago I was up north and had a 6 of Dirty Bastard one night since it was in the 40's. Next day was warmer, so I partook of a twelver of SN Pale Ale. I thought after that I would swear off the hops, so in this last week of mid 90's, I have had a 12 of Fat Tire ( too Heavy), a couple PBR's, a 6 of Becks (not bad), 6 of Oberon, and tonight a 6 of SN Torpedo ( OD'd on hops for sure now). Honestly, the PBR was the single most refreshing in the hot, followed by Oberon. I look forward to cooler weather, since mys fav's seem to be Dirty Bastard, and lotsa New Belgiums!. Also lookin' forward to reviewing on BA. and maybe gettin to know ya'all. Is there an intro thread I am missing?
  24. Zone_Fighter

    Zone_Fighter Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Michigan

    I love it!!! Here I can only get the huge cans of it. One place got the squat six bottles for me once but only once.
  25. BruChef

    BruChef Aspirant (219) Nov 8, 2009 New York

    More love for Genny Cream ale along with Genny light and especially Dundee Kolsch.
  26. bosstep

    bosstep Initiate (0) Jul 9, 2005 New Mexico

    deschutes, chainbreaker white IPA
  27. JuicesFlowing

    JuicesFlowing Poo-Bah (1,939) Jul 5, 2009 Kansas

  28. Vonstein15

    Vonstein15 Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2010 Ohio

    Specher Hefewiess is my Awe moment
  29. CassinoNorth

    CassinoNorth Disciple (302) Apr 5, 2013 New Jersey
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    Flying Fish FU Sandy.
  30. Uniobrew31

    Uniobrew31 Zealot (542) Jan 16, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    Ice cold Franziskaner with some fresh raspberry's in the glass. Yes I am weird but don't knock it till ya try it once.
  31. EnthusedAboutBeer

    EnthusedAboutBeer Devotee (495) May 13, 2013 New Jersey
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    Sierra nevada pale ales are a no brainer...also enjoy a couple goose land 312's if im in the mood for something light
    Ohhh and anderson valley summer solstice...yea
  32. More_Cowbell

    More_Cowbell Initiate (0) Jul 19, 2013 Washington

    For me nothing beats a nice IPA. Can't be anything balanced or malty as they tend to feel too heavy when it gets hot. Its supposed to be in the 100s around my place this weekend so I'm definitely going for the hop forward IPAs.
  33. Justin23060

    Justin23060 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 Virginia

    With a tongue in cheek reference to "dog days" I would have to say Flying Dog's "Garde Dog" its pretty mouthwatering.
  34. WYVYRN527

    WYVYRN527 Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2007 Minnesota

    New Glarus Berliner Weiss was hitting the spot the past few days.
  35. Zone_Fighter

    Zone_Fighter Initiate (0) Jul 18, 2013 Michigan

    This weekend probably gonna try some RedHook ESB. I liked their Longhammer IPA, but I am stiil a little hopped out from all the SN PA and Torpedo. I tried some Frankenmuth Pilsner, but just didn't feel it.
  36. ceeg

    ceeg Initiate (148) Dec 16, 2010 New York

    Banhof Berliner is all I want lately...
  37. lucasj82

    lucasj82 Zealot (595) Aug 13, 2009 Indiana
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    Two Brothers Sidekick Pale Ale
  38. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,404) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    When it's hot and I want to literally throw one back an ice cold Miller Lite, I'm talking two pulls on the can to empty it.
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  39. regularjohn

    regularjohn Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 New Jersey

    gumballhead, wish i had more of it thats so good when its hot out
  40. Mshull

    Mshull Devotee (414) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio
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    Anderson valley summer solstice/founders rubaeus
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