What was your go to summer beer this year?

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  1. GuttaMane138

    GuttaMane138 Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2011 Florida

    Rapp Gose, CCB Patio Pils, Cycle Fixie, Pair O' Dice Fowler's Bluff IPA, Anchorage/Jolly Pumpkin Collab - Calabaza Boreal
     
  2. SLOCruzin

    SLOCruzin Initiate (155) Sep 30, 2013 California
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    Anderson Valley Holy Gose, Modern Times Fortunate Islands, and Pizza Port Swamis
     
  3. Shaymus

    Shaymus Disciple (354) May 16, 2009 Massachusetts

    Nothing specific but definitely more "session" and Pils type stuff, never really had that many Pils so was pleasantly surprised/rewarded...
     
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  4. Boca-X

    Boca-X Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2014 Missouri

    Boulevard Pop-Up IPA.
     
  5. jamesar

    jamesar Initiate (159) Mar 13, 2012 California

    Theme of the summer was definitely 16oz tall cans. Split evenly between Swami's and Blazing World... Mmmm I could go for either one right now, actually.
     
  6. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (304) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey
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  7. BeerDrinkersWorldTour

    BeerDrinkersWorldTour Initiate (0) Sep 3, 2014 Northern Ireland

    For me personally it was the summer of Whitewater beers... Well I say summer but in the North of Ireland summer normally only last two days so there was a lot of Belfast Black and Belfast Ale going down. But I got good mileage out of the full range...
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    Now I'm on the search for a new Stout to see me through the Autumn and winter.
     
  8. NickSMpls

    NickSMpls Meyvn (1,386) Nov 11, 2012 Washington
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    Dancing Man and Hometown Blonde from New Glarus
     
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  9. BobbyDigitali

    BobbyDigitali Initiate (0) May 26, 2014 California

    Tahoe Mountain Brewing Co. Recolte du Bois series
    Allagash Saison
     
  10. BeerMeInStl

    BeerMeInStl Aspirant (209) Jan 26, 2013 Missouri

    It's been 4 Hands Resurrected IPA since it hit the shelves in cans in July.
     
  11. hopnado

    hopnado Initiate (0) Aug 13, 2014 Michigan

    Two hearted bottles
    Imperial hatter bombers
     
  12. wonothesane42

    wonothesane42 Initiate (0) Jan 22, 2013 New Jersey

    Sly Fox Grisette and Carton Boat Beer
     
  13. craft_shannie

    craft_shannie Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2012 Indiana

    westbrook gose & new glarus berliner weisse. it was a great summer .
     
  14. MikeLenehan

    MikeLenehan Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2013 New York

  15. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Initiate (0) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

  16. augustwest

    augustwest Initiate (0) Apr 23, 2014 Georgia

    Anderson Valley Gose, Jai Ali, and sweetwater IPA.
     
  17. RozzieBoy

    RozzieBoy Disciple (351) Apr 4, 2013 Rhode Island

    Day Time (Fell in love with it!)
    Summerfest
    All Day
     
  18. gmrv4

    gmrv4 Initiate (0) Jun 11, 2012 Missouri

    Boulevard KC Pils
     
  19. kekasper

    kekasper Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2008 Florida

    As usual, drank a lot of different beers, but as a summer beer, I really liked New Belgium Summer Helles this year. Spot on for the style, an easy drinker with good flavor. First had it in May, after mountain biking in Fruita, and was really tasty after a hot ride.
     
  20. rickrem

    rickrem Defender (605) Jun 3, 2007 California
    Society Trader

    Firestone Easy Jack and Deschutes Fresh Squeezed IPA were the go to.
     
  21. beerindaglass

    beerindaglass Initiate (0) Feb 20, 2013 Florida

    CCB Invasion Pale Ale
     
  22. hopsputin

    hopsputin Poo-Bah (2,329) Apr 1, 2012 New Jersey
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    I never hung around one too too long, but either Dirt Wolf or Lagunitas IPA.

    Curious to look back on because I never really pictured IPA being a styled I'd drink 'most' of
     
  23. Tsull123

    Tsull123 Initiate (0) May 31, 2013 Rhode Island

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    I had to think long and hard if i drank a beer more than once this summer. Then i remember the near-bender i went on from early June - Mid July i went on drinking this stuff. Then one day i just lost my taste for it. Strange. I'll definitely have to give it a go again soon. Great Brew.
     
  24. paulytasker

    paulytasker Aspirant (297) May 16, 2012 New York

    The Crisp by Sixpoint........ My new favorite Pils!
     
  25. johnnybgood1999

    johnnybgood1999 Disciple (346) Oct 31, 2008 Virginia

    Boulevard Wheat with a lemon.
     
  26. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I guess my go to would have to be an IPA, but I drank a lot of different ones and new ones. I wish I had discovered Gose earlier in the year. Anderson Valley was amazing, I could have drank that beer a lot on hot days. Technically I did discover it in the summer but that was like two weeks ago, so I cant say it was my go to. I would say session IPA's would be my go to this summer Stone in particular.
     
  27. humuloner22

    humuloner22 Initiate (0) Feb 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I discovered Ballast Point this year. Sculpin is probably my favorite overall readily available IPA for the year. I just wish they were cheaper. I love every aspect about this beer, the aroma gets me every time and the fact they can it or bottle it sends it over the top. I would love to try the habanero and/or grapefruit Sculpin, just for kicks. I doubt there is much that could be done to improve this beer. It probably screws it up, but I am an experimental type of person.
     
  28. jmbot4371

    jmbot4371 Initiate (0) Apr 8, 2011 Illinois

    Revolution Anti-Hero
    NG Scream IIPA
    Off Color Fierce
    Off Color Troublesome

    Rotated pretty regularly between the 4. Very glad for the weather to be getting cooler for stout season.
     
  29. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Jai Alai, Hop Drop n Roll, Westbrook IPA.
     
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  30. southdenverhoo

    southdenverhoo Devotee (403) Aug 13, 2004 Colorado

    I drank a lot of Little Somethin' Wild in the last couple months, probably 2-3x more than any other beer this year. have been buying cases of it.

    Also cans of Avery IPA, when it was on sale for $7.49. Come to think about it, probably as much of that as the Somethin' Wild. Everything else was sporadic.

    For my wife, it was Funkwerks' saisons now in 4 packs of 12 oz (or 11.2, or 335 ml, or whatever it is) bottles. Such a better deal than the big bottles.
     
  31. Beer_Borg

    Beer_Borg Initiate (0) Sep 16, 2014 Kansas

    I've been drinking a lot of Shiner's variety pack mostly because the local liquor store only offers packs of Shiner Bock or the variety pack. They are all an affordable alternatives to the better craft beers without slumming... If I could get it in 6 or 12 packs it would have been Shiner's Kolsch.

    Another one that went down well this summer was Sierra Nevada's Kellerweis.
     
  32. gory4d

    gory4d Initiate (0) Apr 14, 2007 Texas

    A lot of Sunshine Pils, and as much of Singlecut's Kim Cherry Sour I could find.
     
  33. Marcismo55

    Marcismo55 Initiate (0) Apr 4, 2014 California

    Pizza Port Swamis for sure
     
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  34. krome

    krome Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Illinois

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  35. chrunck

    chrunck Initiate (0) Jun 12, 2013 New Mexico

    Speaking of which...

    Randomly checked Total Wine's website today and they were back in stock. Cleaned them out and got 7 6-packs. It's like summer all over again. :slight_smile:
     
  36. BSW

    BSW Initiate (0) Jun 20, 2011 California

    Lil Sumpin Extra by a mile.
     
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  37. Vivs85

    Vivs85 Devotee (410) Nov 29, 2012 New York
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    It was a Sour summer for me- Peekskill simple sour, ET sour bikini, Crooked Line
    21st anni Birthday suit, curvee des jacobins, wild wild bret yellow, geuze giardin... To name a few of the best ones
     
  38. udubdawg

    udubdawg Initiate (0) Dec 11, 2006 Kansas

    Normally I drink more than 90% homebrew, but I was saving it for a wedding.
    I was very pleased with Odell Loose Leaf and New Belgium Summer Helles all through the hot weather. Drank more of each than I've probably had of any single beer in the last 5 years.
     
  39. twizzard

    twizzard Initiate (0) May 11, 2013 New York

    ^^^^^^ This
     
  40. edmaher

    edmaher Initiate (0) Jan 11, 2008 Illinois

    Revolution Citra Hero!
     
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