What's your favorite Summer Session/"Lawn Mower" Beer?

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  1. Beric

    Beric Champion (896) Jun 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    For hot sweaty yardwork- Pabst Blue Ribbon...drink it ya asshole

    For sitting outside reading- a big ol' glass of Weihenstephaner hefeweizen or a solid witbier

    For grilling- Prima Pils, SN Summerfest, Pilsner Urquell, or IPA

    For beer brats- Always and only Pabst Blue Ribbon. Mixed with red onions and sauerkraut and sauerkraut juice and brats, boiled, then simmered, then slowly poured over the brats as they grill on all four sides. BM me for a real recipe if you want. Authentic Wisconsin.

    For eating grilled meats- IPA, SNPA, Prima Pils, session IPA, or a rauchbier

    For parties- Oberon, SNPA, or whatever is being served by the host, because you don't want to be an ungrateful asshole for refusing to drink his Corona, Stella, or Blue Moon.

    For baseball games- Canned pale ales or IPAs

    Have I missed any other summer things?
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  2. upsbeernut

    upsbeernut Disciple (319) Sep 22, 2011 Georgia

    Daytime, Go To, Hop Ticket, All Day, can't make a choice!
  3. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (567) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    hiking please
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  4. Flibber

    Flibber Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2013 United Kingdom (England)

    I thought Americans just sat on those big motorised mowers? Not very dehydrating! :wink:
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  5. breadwinner

    breadwinner Meyvn (1,181) Mar 6, 2014 California
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    Can't believe I'm typing this, but Rolling Rock, maybe? They carbonate the crap out of that stuff, which somehow makes it right nice on a hot day, after doing a bunch of yard work.

    I know, I know, I could do better...
  6. Vitacca

    Vitacca Disciple (367) Sep 15, 2010 Wisconsin
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    New Glarus Berliner hits shelves next month!
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  7. Beric

    Beric Champion (896) Jun 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Hiking- 16oz canned Oberon, 16oz canned SNPA, 16oz canned Daisy Cutter
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  8. jakecattleco

    jakecattleco Poo-Bah (1,710) Sep 3, 2008 California
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    Deschutes Twilight Ale
    Stone Go To IPA
    Oskar Blues Dale's Pale
    Stone Levitation
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  9. GuitarIPA

    GuitarIPA Zealot (501) Mar 24, 2013 Connecticut

    Always the same answer for me - Founders All Day IPA.
  10. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (567) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    good call
  11. SonnyHenry

    SonnyHenry Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2013 California

    I cannot agree more that, SN PALE CAN AND KELLERWEISS, Cannot be beat!
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  12. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Aspirant (282) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    SN Kellerweiss is the bomb. Dear people, please buy more. The word on the street is SN was thinking of axing it due to poor sales. It is a fantastic beer, and it would be such a shame to lose it.
  13. zachpaschal

    zachpaschal Initiate (0) Apr 5, 2014 Indiana

    Not sure if it qualifies but I'm digging the Ommegang Witte and the New Belgium Snapshot right now outside of being a Belgian whore
  14. BullDoza

    BullDoza Aspirant (262) Apr 12, 2014 Texas
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    This is a great choice. Drank quite a few today, matter of fact.
  15. ZAP

    ZAP Poo-Bah (3,622) Dec 1, 2001 Minnesota

    Any of the quality German lagers and hefe's are great in the summer. Regionally some locals put out great product. In my neck of the woods I eagerly anticipate Schell Hefe. Surly Hell drinks nice in the summer too.

    But for a basic nothing too interesting but something with a decent flavor for a decent price I go Coors Original all the time. Nice light maltiness....clean.....obviously brewed exclusively with Rocky Mountain Water:slight_smile:.....light bodied where you can drink a few easily but not watery or super thin like light beers....to be honest I get some Helles characteristics off it.
  16. target88

    target88 Initiate (0) Dec 3, 2013 Kentucky

    OMG how do get the lawn mowed after all those ? :wink:
  17. Fezzik1970

    Fezzik1970 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2014 New Jersey

    You saw the article on Carton in BA #87? People are talking about them and they are making NJ proud. The are also in All About Beer this month too.
  18. tmm313

    tmm313 Zealot (575) Nov 6, 2011 Georgia
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    Dogfish Head Piercing Pils and New Belgium Ranger.
  19. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (567) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    You're right I did see that and completely forgot about it. Hopefully more people in BA will be talking about Carton in the same sentence as Kane soon for more than just Boat beer.
  20. mmmbirra

    mmmbirra Aspirant (208) Apr 19, 2009 Italy

    Cans of Pilsner Urquell. 4.4% abv.
    I also like cans of Forst VIP pils, €0.75/0.33l, but at 5% it's a little stronger than I like when I plan on really knocking them back.
  21. Fezzik1970

    Fezzik1970 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2014 New Jersey

    I don't see it happening. They are very different breweries. Kane does Jersey proud by making world class beers everyone knows how to talk about. I talk about them every time someone brings up great IPAs or BA beers. It's not often I'm in the middle of a "what's the best Black Saison with pepper or yellow coffee beer" conversation. I will spend hours telling friends Port Omna is as good as Founders. Till Carton makes an IPA or barrel ages a stout I just don't see them coming up as much. But either way I'm glad to have them both.
  22. Evahflow

    Evahflow Aspirant (278) Aug 13, 2013 Pennsylvania
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    21st ammendment bitter american comes to mind. Avery IPA. Both in cans and they are easy.
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  23. meb3476

    meb3476 Initiate (193) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Notch Left of the Dial IPA...available in cans now
  24. kwakwhore

    kwakwhore Zealot (521) Nov 1, 2004 North Carolina

    Mother Earth Brewing Endless River Kolsch. If I want something with hops A little sumpin' sumpin is quite refreshing.
  25. shawnohall

    shawnohall Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2009 Texas

    Sadly, I have a hard time finding this one.
  26. elektrikjester

    elektrikjester Aspirant (284) Nov 15, 2008 Georgia
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    Westbrook Goze. Wasn't sure when I first tried it last summer, but now I believe.
  27. bleakies

    bleakies Devotee (400) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    Yow! Are canned Left of the Dials out already? Can't wait to find some!
  28. Givemebeer

    Givemebeer Zealot (567) Apr 6, 2013 Vermont

    True, Carton can be so out there you can't compare them to other beers that everyone knows. But they do have a great DIPA.

  29. BBAVUSO21

    BBAVUSO21 Initiate (0) Jan 25, 2013 New York

    Stones Go To session ipa has a lot of grapefruit. I love it
  30. Fezzik1970

    Fezzik1970 Initiate (0) Feb 22, 2014 New Jersey

    Agreed I love 077XX. Back on topic Boat is the best session/lawnmower beer I've had and I'm pretty sure it was the first a couple years ago. No one really jams hops in a small beer like they do. I still hope they make a regular IPA at some point just because I imagine it would be cool. But till then I'm 100% fine drinking Head High.
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  31. fugazidps

    fugazidps Initiate (0) Mar 9, 2013 New York

    This is probably one of the only times I prefer MBC to a good craft beer. On a hot summer day after doing yard work/ mowing the lawn I do prefer a MBC. It's cheap and refreshing. I also partake in MBC at the beach occasionaly.
  32. meb3476

    meb3476 Initiate (193) Apr 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Picked up a sixer on Saturday...it was a good day!
  33. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Aspirant (282) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    I've gotta throw this out, since I just finished one and was very happy with it: cans of Fremont's Summer Ale. These just dropped at the local Total Wine, and they were brewed less than 3 weeks ago! This APA is simplicity at it's best; just 1 malt (2-row), and 1 hop (Amarillo) on the bill with a 5.2% ABV that won't knock you on your ass after a few. It isn't a beer to sit and ponder about it's intricacies - it's super refreshing, reasonably priced, hopped beautifully, and well balanced. I'll definitely be picking up a few sixers as the months roll on, and the fact it's canned is just that much better.
  34. cjacobsen

    cjacobsen Devotee (431) Aug 26, 2010 Illinois
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    Yuengling Lager. Best lawnmower and golf beer.
  35. mkclutter7

    mkclutter7 Initiate (0) Sep 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    Sierra Nevada Pale Ale in cans or...BLVD Pop-Up session IPA.
  36. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo Initiate (0) May 30, 2011 Alaska

    No worries, I saw some the other day and I'll be sure to buy some this week. Cheers!

    Agree with a lot of what most people said, but also have to give a shout out to BridgePort's Summer Squeeze and Deschutes Twilight Summer Ale.
    #196 BeerKangaroo, Apr 22, 2014
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  37. Rohkey

    Rohkey Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2013 Michigan

    Bells Oberon.
    Founders Centennial IPA.
    Founders Rübæus.
    Paulaner Hefeweizen.
    Weihenstephaner Hefeweizen.
    Hofbräu Müncher Weise.
    Affligem Blonde.
    Dogfish Head 60 Minute.
    New Belgium Shift.

    Although, overall, I'd say my favorite session summer brew would be Sam Adams Utopias. Knock out a bottle of that and you won't give one shit about having to mow the lawn.
    #197 Rohkey, Apr 22, 2014
    Last edited: Apr 22, 2014
  38. HopBomb515

    HopBomb515 Meyvn (1,071) Jun 15, 2013 New Jersey
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    Boat beer for me all summer. I will mix in some IPA's, pales and saisons to keep it interesting.
  39. SteveB24

    SteveB24 Champion (883) Aug 29, 2013 New York
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    hoegaarden, weinstephaner hefe, SN kellerwies. yes they are all wheat beers, but anything more serious i wouldn't want to drink if i'm not sitting down.
  40. Harnkus

    Harnkus Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2013 New York

    Kona Longboard or Narragansett Summer Ale
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