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

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

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  1. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    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. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    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. checktherhyme

    checktherhyme Initiate (154) Apr 8, 2008 Washington

    SNPA or Boston Lager
  4. Providence

    Providence Initiate (0) Feb 24, 2010 Rhode Island

    Sierra Nevada Summerfest and lots of it.
  5. 4kbrianb

    4kbrianb Initiate (0) Jan 2, 2013 California

    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. Johnnyramirez

    Johnnyramirez Initiate (0) Nov 17, 2012 California

    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 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    OMG what do you guize think the next BCBS variant is going to be?!
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  8. daysinthewake

    daysinthewake Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2010 California

    What I really want to know is what everybody is gonna drink next winter.
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  9. tarawho

    tarawho Initiate (0) Mar 12, 2008 New York

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

    joeebbs Initiate (0) Apr 29, 2009 Pennsylvania

  11. phooky

    phooky Aspirant (214) Jan 23, 2010 New York

    Summer = Hoptimum to me
  12. mmikey8

    mmikey8 Disciple (305) Aug 2, 2012 California
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  13. Ernest_Hooper

    Ernest_Hooper Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2012 Michigan

    90 degrees? Affordable? Sessionable? Summer?

  14. franklinn

    franklinn Initiate (0) May 29, 2012 Vermont

    Heady Topper....

    works great in the winter, too
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  15. craftbrew502

    craftbrew502 Initiate (0) Feb 2, 2012 Kentucky

    west sixth IPA
    Sixpoint Resin
  16. Brodie91

    Brodie91 Initiate (0) Jul 13, 2012 New York

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

    Groenebeor Initiate (0) Feb 14, 2009 California

    I still drink light beers in the winter.

    *cue the hate
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  18. gatornation

    gatornation Poo-Bah (3,661) Apr 18, 2007 Minnesota
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    12 pk of Schells Hefe,its great
  19. Dat

    Dat Aspirant (258) Aug 5, 2007 Texas

    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis or Live Oak Hefeweizen
  20. SanFranJake

    SanFranJake Initiate (0) Nov 2, 2012 California
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    SN: Pale Ale, Old Chico or Summerfest
  21. BeastLU

    BeastLU Disciple (326) Dec 20, 2012 Virginia

    Dales cans, great for sneaking on to the golf course!!
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  22. sunkistxsudafed

    sunkistxsudafed Initiate (0) Apr 30, 2010 New Mexico

    by then i'm hoping La Cumbre is canning their Jefe's Hefe.... if not then i guess growlers of it will do :wink:
  23. DaKur

    DaKur Initiate (0) Nov 15, 2012 Rhode Island

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

    Dan_Bowman Aspirant (219) Apr 11, 2010 Ohio
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    A Little Sumpin' Sumpin' Ale - Lagunitas Brewing Company
  25. mondegreen

    mondegreen Devotee (423) Nov 4, 2009 Georgia

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

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,292) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Odell's St. Lupulin
  27. fmccormi

    fmccormi Meyvn (1,330) Oct 24, 2010 California
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    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 Zealot (514) Sep 13, 2009 California

    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. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    A beer I enjoyed last summer was New Belgium's Somersault.
  30. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,432) Mar 18, 2010 California

    Anchor Steam.
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  31. mob2332

    mob2332 Initiate (136) Mar 22, 2008 Connecticut
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    Brooklyn summer and Narragansett summer on the golf course, beach, pool, etc
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  32. musicman7070

    musicman7070 Disciple (357) Aug 26, 2012 New Jersey
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    Smirnoff?! Dude come
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  33. Dools9

    Dools9 Zealot (518) Jul 5, 2011 Massachusetts

    '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. jmchinch

    jmchinch Initiate (0) Dec 22, 2012 Massachusetts
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    Smutty nose star island single
  35. JamesMN

    JamesMN Initiate (0) Jul 12, 2012 Minnesota

    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 Aspirant (225) Nov 8, 2009 New York

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

    OTB Devotee (419) Sep 2, 2011 California

    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.:wink:

  38. HumphreyLee

    HumphreyLee Initiate (0) Jan 15, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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 Devotee (460) Jan 22, 2011 New Jersey

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

    Kelp Defender (694) Mar 6, 2008 New Hampshire

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