Separate names with a comma.
Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by bkov33, Jul 20, 2022.
What has been your go to beer this summer so far?
I can't say 'go to' yet because the one that I like is hitting store shelves this week (hopefully) in Michigan. It's Melt My Brain by Short's. It's a gin and tonic knock-off that is very refreshing on a hot day when I'm thirsty.
What's yours? You didn't list anything in your post.
I don’t have one anymore it used too be Summerfest.
Two (so far):
Von Trapp Kölsch which I recently discussed in the online tasting:
And the second is a recent 12-pack purchase of Yuengling Lord Chesterfield; on the back side of the can it lists "Chetty" as a 'new school' marketing thing. Below is a photo I took in the past:
Once I have consumed all of the two above, next up is Reading Premium (brewed by Sly Fox Brewing):
The heat wave in my area right now (and the next 4-5 days) is pretty oppressive but the above beers kinda 'take the edge off' a bit.
Cheers to summertime beers!
Non Add-Junkted Russian Imperial Stouts of all sorts , Barrel and Non Barrel Aged , and maybe IPA and pilsner or two
Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine. The regular and the Ruby Red Grapefruit version.
Lagunitas IPA. I "rediscovered" it maybe 9 months ago and it's become one of my favorite beers, period. No clue if things have changed or if it was always like this, but it tastes next-day fresh pretty much every time I drink it, too. The joys of corporate ownership I guess? Either way, it's been my beer of the summer for sure.
not very crafty of me, but it's been a High Life summer over here.
Sorry Dennis, I know it doesn't make it to NJ.
You drink more IPA’s than the stinkiest hipster in LA. You’re fooling no one.
How'm I supposed to figure that out? Some lager or 'nother.
Oh, I know.
Since I didn't make it to the cardboard recycling today (again), so:
Cape May Longliner Lager for the win.
Troegs Sunshine Pilsner mostly. New Trail Lazy River Pils and Gear Head have also been in pretty heavy rotation.
Probably the Munich Helles I brewed.
@dennisthreeninefiveone -- looks like Bell's Lager of the Lakes is available in NJ -- pretty decent substitute for Summerfest!
Big Truck Flatbed Pale Ale. https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/61182/556340/
Thanks, I've have had Lager of the Lakes and agree it's a good substitute.
Having dinner with some friends this weekend at a spot with that on tap -- can't wait.
Victory "Summer Love"
Cape May "Always Ready"
Revolution freedom lemonade
I had an HB Helles today for the first time in a long while -- tasting delish.
I am having one right now; it is readily available where I am and not too expensive. It is the perfect summer thirst-quencher.
Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale
That is some good stuff. Nothing like drinking a bunch of these at a German beer hall and eating some hearty German food after!
Maybe Straub Lite? Or Augustinerbräu Edelstoff?
Haven't really had a 'go-to' yet for this summer.
But I do have some Von Trapp Kölsch on hand, chilled, and ready to go.
Von Trapp Helles Lager
I've had quite a few 12-packs of Bent Paddle's Light Lager since it came our in May.
$200 in a whole assortment of Hill Farmstead, Alchemist and Tree House beers I brought home from my trip up to New Hampshire in late June. Well….it will get me through end of July anyway. I did just splurge $6 on a Sixer of High Life the other day to supplement during the heat wave.
Fatheads sunshine daydream, refreshing and lower alcohol in the summer heat.
Easy drinking. Crisp. Refreshing. Not overly expensive. Mountains. Full, but not filling. Good for cooking chicken too.
Been slammin' Civil Life Czech Pilsner and Vienna Lager all summer.
I know nothing about Civil Life and when I looked up this beer on BA I was greatly surprised to see that their most popular beer from a ratings perspective is their Brown Ale (160 ratings). And with a BA score of 89, it is apparently a very good beer!
I wish there were more beers like this at my local beer retailers.
I love me a good brown ale. I've never heard of this and can almost guarantee this is not available in NWNJ.......this is where good beers come to die on the shelf....if they even make it here.
I have no personal experience here but have you ever drank the Brown Ale from Kane (Drift Line)?
I am guessing this is a rotating/seasonal beer and maybe when the weather gets cooler (fall/winter), Kane will re-brew this beer?
Edit: Do you still get Smuttynose beers near you (e.g., Old Brown Dog)?
I never have had that beer from Kane, but if they do release it again, even if it is brewery only, I can get there to get it (my MIL lives in Belmar so we are down there quite a bit.)
As for Smuttynose, I still get those and drink OBD and Finest Kind quite a bit.
Their Brown Ale is their flagship beer and is fabulous, they have it on draft/can it year-round. Just too hot for me to to drink these right now.
Bell's Oberon...the tropical version is also pretty good. Original recipe Otra Vez was the perfect summer beer if you ask me