Most refreshing beer for the dog days of summer.

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  1. Ispeakforthetrees

    Ispeakforthetrees Aspirant (232) Apr 2, 2012 Colorado

    New Belgium Blue Paddle.
    I also vote Anderson Valley Summer Solstice.
  2. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (205) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    Odell St. Lupulin and ST Live have been my favorite hot summer day beers this year.
  3. geneseohawk

    geneseohawk Initiate (0) Nov 4, 2008 Illinois

    Love me a good Victory Prima Pils, and gumballhead......
  4. Rayek

    Rayek Initiate (0) Jan 17, 2008 Colorado

    My Summer go-to beers:

    Oskar Blues Little Yella Pils
    Trumer Pils
    Avery White Rascal
    Grain Belt Premium (if I'm somewhere where I can find it)
  5. twizzard

    twizzard Crusader (708) May 11, 2013 New York
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    Made the mistake of having a HT, then a StoneTen, then 2 5 Racers followed by 2 Sumpins...Seemed like a good idea at 3:00...Having trouble typing now....
  6. utopiajane

    utopiajane Poo-Bah (2,417) Jun 11, 2013 New York

    Yowza! =) How deelishus.
  7. twizzard

    twizzard Crusader (708) May 11, 2013 New York
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    Lets see if I feel the same way tomorrow:slight_smile:
  8. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,506) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    I don't drink well in the afternoon, I get sleepy real quick, I do better after dinner and a full stomach. The initial buzz is really nice though.
  9. FanofHefe

    FanofHefe Meyvn (1,143) Feb 13, 2010 Illinois

    For me it's Oberon. Love to keep it cold in my fridge and crack one after some yard work, a bicycle ride, or motorcycle ride.
  10. jrbchef

    jrbchef Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2011 Connecticut

    I've been "experimenting" with shandys. San Pelegrino makes very nice fruit, (citrus), sodas: lemon, orange , blood orange and grapefruit, that I've been mixing 2parts beer to 1 part San Pel. My favorite to date is 2 12oz southern tier 2xipa with 1 12oz grapefruit San Pelegrino. But Stella makes a nice easy base for any of them. [​IMG]
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  11. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2013 New York

    Elysian Superfuzz
    Southampton Keller Pils
    Anchor Summer Beer
    Weihemstephaner Original
    Kona Big Wave
    Victory Summer Love

    All guzzle-worthy quenchers
  12. VincentFrey

    VincentFrey Aspirant (273) Jul 30, 2011 Maryland
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    Festina Peche is my go to (on the third case of it), but otherwise my habits don't change that much. Actually end up drinking more traditional bitters and milds for the low ABV and easy drinking.
  13. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    Had that for the first time last week. Great stuff.
  14. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I'll have to see if it's available in Texas. The Great Divide selections available here seem to be limited. Really enjoyed Titan IPA, though.
  15. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I'd reach for some Genny Cream if it wasn't $8 an effing six-pack down here.
  16. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    When taste is of no consequence.
  17. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I've gotten reaquainted with Sierra nevada Torpedo. Great anytime. I won't bore people with my local favorite that few outside the Houston area can get...oh what the hell...Southern Star Pine Belt Pale Ale is great for this time of the year. I'm enjoying Dale's Pale as well.
  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,506) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Exactly right. When it's hot and your sweating like a pig and you take 5 second swigs it has to be easy. I can't pull on an IPA like that and enjoy it, ones a pounder ones a sipper.
  19. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    I'd probably opt for a good Pale Ale or Hefe, myself, rather than Miller Lite, or hell, even a Schlitz or PBR would work. To each his own. After all, it's bad can it be?
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  20. TongoRad

    TongoRad Poo-Bah (2,091) Jun 3, 2004 New Jersey
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    That. sounds. awesome!!! I'm a big fan of those sodas, too.
  21. AntG21

    AntG21 Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Syria

    Just found Cigar City's Florida Cracker, hits the spot on a hot day.
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  22. Mshull

    Mshull Devotee (427) Mar 26, 2013 Ohio
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    Weihenstepaner hefe tastes great in the summer
  23. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (2,117) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    Victory Summer Love
    Lost Nation Gose if I could get it on a regular basis
    New Belgium Snapshot has been in rotation well this summer
    DFH Namaste and Festina Peche have been great easy drinkers with flavor as well
    Otter Creek Fresh Slice was nice earlier in the summer
    occassional session IPA or pale ales (just too many to mention)
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  24. PuckIt

    PuckIt Aspirant (287) Feb 6, 2014 Pennsylvania
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  25. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Meyvn (1,070) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey
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  26. rgordon

    rgordon Crusader (758) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    When I'm lucky, I go to my favorite watering hole and they have Wicked Weed Coolcumber on tap. This is a great and refreshing beer. Seek it out. Only draft at this point, but my guess is that will change with their expansion. Cheers.
  27. Justdoit1234

    Justdoit1234 Crusader (743) Jan 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    Weihenstephaner hefe
    Apex predator
    Edmond Fitzgerald
    I think I've had at least one of these in my fridge all summer
  28. micromaniac129

    micromaniac129 Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2009 Pennsylvania
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    I just finished a Caron boat
    that works fine
  29. Scrapss

    Scrapss Defender (612) Nov 15, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Any of these will do this year (and have!). Cans where available, of course.

    Troegs Sunshine Pils
    Victory Prima Pils
    Straub Light Lager
    Genny Cream Ale
    Founders All Day

    Honorable mention to Hell or High Watermelon.
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  30. 1eyed_jack

    1eyed_jack Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Illinois

    Nothing like a Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA on a warm day after work!
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  31. Justdoit1234

    Justdoit1234 Crusader (743) Jan 24, 2014 Minnesota
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    But really all beer is refreshing to me,its cold and wet
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  32. RobertH50

    RobertH50 Aspirant (261) Jan 27, 2014 Texas
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    I'd have to go with the Deep Ellum Dreamcrusher IPA
  33. gmrv4

    gmrv4 Initiate (19) Jun 11, 2012 Missouri

    Boulevard KC Pils.

    Downright tasty and easy to get any time.
  34. Doomcifer

    Doomcifer Champion (827) Nov 10, 2005 Rhode Island

    Lately it's been Anderson Valley's The Kimmie, The Yink, & The Holy Gose. It keeps calling for another sip.

    Pilsner Urquell is my usual go-to for refreshing.
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  35. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    thats not a beer
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  36. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    Have been drinking a lot of Oberon and Two Hearted, but my new go to for summer is Lagunitas Daytime, what an incredible Session IPA.
  37. TboneRN

    TboneRN Zealot (579) Mar 30, 2014 Minnesota
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    Black Tuesday on the deck, shades on and grill goin
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  38. zp6167a

    zp6167a Aspirant (233) Apr 19, 2011 District of Columbia
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    Hard to go wrong with a Bell's Oberon. Especially in the 16oz cans.
  39. parrotsnest

    parrotsnest Initiate (0) Aug 16, 2010 Washington

    Lime-a-ritas. Love it.
  40. Strelnikov

    Strelnikov Aspirant (253) Jan 29, 2008 Texas
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    Hell yes! I can't believe this didn't appear earlier. About the only thing that tops a good Gose or Berliner is Rose'e d'hibiscus from Dieu du ciel.
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