What's your go-to 2022 summer beer?

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  1. bkov33

    bkov33 Initiate (78) Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    What has been your go to beer this summer so far?
     
  2. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (3,632) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    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.
    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/9629/170772/

    What's yours? You didn't list anything in your post.
     
  3. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (156) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    I don’t have one anymore it used too be Summerfest.
     
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  4. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    Two (so far):

    Von Trapp Kölsch which I recently discussed in the online tasting:

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    https://www.beeradvocate.com/commun...sting-koelsch-july-15-17.667956/#post-7566421

    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:

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    Once I have consumed all of the two above, next up is Reading Premium (brewed by Sly Fox Brewing):

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    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!:beers:
     
  5. Resistance88

    Resistance88 Zealot (515) Apr 9, 2015 California
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    Non Add-Junkted Russian Imperial Stouts of all sorts , Barrel and Non Barrel Aged , and maybe IPA and pilsner or two
     
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  6. Blogjackets

    Blogjackets Meyvn (1,355) Nov 22, 2017 Ohio
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    Lawson’s Sip of Sunshine. The regular and the Ruby Red Grapefruit version.
     
  7. Domingo

    Domingo Poo-Bah (2,802) Apr 23, 2005 Colorado
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    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.
     
  8. TheMattJones88

    TheMattJones88 Aspirant (214) Sep 12, 2009 Massachusetts
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    not very crafty of me, but it's been a High Life summer over here.
     
  9. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,574) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Trumer Pils.

    Sorry Dennis, I know it doesn't make it to NJ.
     
  10. BigIronH

    BigIronH Poo-Bah (1,608) Oct 31, 2019 Michigan
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    You drink more IPA’s than the stinkiest hipster in LA. You’re fooling no one.
     
  11. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (2,515) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    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:
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    Cape May Longliner Lager for the win.
     
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  12. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (286) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Sunshine Pilsner mostly. New Trail Lazy River Pils and Gear Head have also been in pretty heavy rotation.
     
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  13. ilikebeer03

    ilikebeer03 Poo-Bah (1,848) Oct 17, 2012 Texas
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    Probably the Munich Helles I brewed.
     
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  14. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,574) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    @dennisthreeninefiveone -- looks like Bell's Lager of the Lakes is available in NJ -- pretty decent substitute for Summerfest!
     
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  15. Aichelberger

    Aichelberger Meyvn (1,255) Oct 9, 2004 Maryland
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  16. dennisthreeninefiveone

    dennisthreeninefiveone Initiate (156) Aug 11, 2020 New Jersey
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    Thanks, I've have had Lager of the Lakes and agree it's a good substitute.
     
  17. Liam88

    Liam88 Initiate (11) Oct 25, 2020 Massachusetts

    Allagash White.
     
  18. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,574) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    Having dinner with some friends this weekend at a spot with that on tap -- can't wait. :slight_smile:
     
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  19. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (4,616) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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    Augustiner Helles.
     
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  20. KenC

    KenC Aspirant (291) Jan 21, 2011 New Jersey
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    Victory "Summer Love"
    Cape May "Always Ready"
     
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  21. joeyknuckles

    joeyknuckles Initiate (120) Apr 27, 2014 Illinois
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    Revolution freedom lemonade
     
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  22. steveh

    steveh Poo-Bah (3,574) Oct 8, 2003 Illinois
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    I had an HB Helles today for the first time in a long while -- tasting delish.
     
  23. jkrich

    jkrich Meyvn (1,416) Nov 1, 2001 Florida
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    I am having one right now; it is readily available where I am and not too expensive. It is the perfect summer thirst-quencher.
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  24. Druid_51

    Druid_51 Initiate (142) Aug 11, 2013 Kentucky

    Sweetwater 420 Pale Ale
     
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  25. BanquetEnjoyer

    BanquetEnjoyer Initiate (26) Jul 14, 2022 New York

    Coors Banquet
     
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  26. BanquetEnjoyer

    BanquetEnjoyer Initiate (26) Jul 14, 2022 New York

    That is some good stuff. Nothing like drinking a bunch of these at a German beer hall and eating some hearty German food after!
     
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  27. BitteNochEinWeissbier

    BitteNochEinWeissbier Aspirant (202) Aug 19, 2021 Pennsylvania

    Maybe Straub Lite? :grin: Or Augustinerbräu Edelstoff? :blush:

    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.
     
  28. TriniDeryk

    TriniDeryk Initiate (5) Jul 21, 2022

    Carib
     
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  29. drh88

    drh88 Aspirant (284) Dec 21, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Von Trapp Helles Lager
    Carton Boat
     
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  30. muck1979

    muck1979 Initiate (65) Jul 3, 2005 Minnesota

    I've had quite a few 12-packs of Bent Paddle's Light Lager since it came our in May.
     
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  31. bubseymour

    bubseymour Poo-Bah (3,461) Oct 30, 2010 Maryland
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    $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.
     
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  32. billlang

    billlang Initiate (36) Jul 20, 2020 Pennsylvania

    Fatheads sunshine daydream, refreshing and lower alcohol in the summer heat.
     
  33. Harrison8

    Harrison8 Poo-Bah (5,380) Dec 6, 2015 Missouri
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    Coors Banquet.

    Easy drinking. Crisp. Refreshing. Not overly expensive. Mountains. Full, but not filling. Good for cooking chicken too.
     
  34. ShutUpLiver

    ShutUpLiver Initiate (168) Nov 29, 2020 Missouri
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    Been slammin' Civil Life Czech Pilsner and Vienna Lager all summer.
     
  35. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    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!

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26824/73212/

    I wish there were more beers like this at my local beer retailers.

    Cheers!

    @honkey @JoeSpartaNJ
     
  36. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (67) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    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.
     
  37. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,617) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania
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    I have no personal experience here but have you ever drank the Brown Ale from Kane (Drift Line)?

    https://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/26676/75712/

    I am guessing this is a rotating/seasonal beer and maybe when the weather gets cooler (fall/winter), Kane will re-brew this beer?

    Cheers!

    Edit: Do you still get Smuttynose beers near you (e.g., Old Brown Dog)?
     
  38. JoeSpartaNJ

    JoeSpartaNJ Initiate (67) Feb 5, 2008 New Jersey

    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.
     
  39. ShutUpLiver

    ShutUpLiver Initiate (168) Nov 29, 2020 Missouri
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    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.
     
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  40. JTW10

    JTW10 Initiate (68) Nov 25, 2013 Pennsylvania

    Bell's Oberon...the tropical version is also pretty good. Original recipe Otra Vez was the perfect summer beer if you ask me
     
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