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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Urk1127, Apr 18, 2016.
Goses, wits, weizens, Berliner Weiss, Lambics, Saisons, Pilsner Urquell, Cigar City Jai Alai, Cigar City Guayabera, and I also reach for big hoppy double IPAs because the bitterness reminds me of quinine and makes me think I am preventing malaria.
Greenport Summer ale
Anything from Oskar Blues that isnt ten fidy, just because that isn't a summer beer.
Good suggestions and I will also throw in Sam Adams Summer Ale and Yuengling Summer Wheat, easy to find beers and pretty easy going on the palate but still flavorful.
Mexican logger and berrito...
I'd also have to add sweet action for refreshing six point beers.
Victory Prima Pils or Summer Love (both available in cans and pool-safe).
Oddside Citra Pale Ale / Three Floyds Gumballhead
If you can find it, try Ommegang's Fleur de Houblon. It's my favorite summer beer.
I like barrel aged Stouts no matter the season. But sours are great too and Gose have a fantastic salty sour sweet going on also Cigar City lacto Grove series have been awesome have had Guava, Raspberry, and Black Currant all have been tart and refreshing with fruity presence
Pivo Pils, Prima Pils, SN Nooner, SN Summerfest, Anchor Steam lager, The Crisp
Gose gone wild.
Crushing heat and humidity yesterday, I had a Shower Beer and Bud Heavy in the cooler, nothing wrong with Corona and lime. Sometimes the lightness is refreshing in and by itself, and the lower Abv.
I recommend just experimenting with different beers to find what you like because everyone's tastes are different, like how your parents favors drink stouts. Exploring the flavors is half the fun of craft beer anyway. Also, No offense, but you haven't given us any of your taste preferences to work from other than no stouts, so I think most of these suggestions are going to be complete chance whether you like them. Beers styles that people generally consider "summer" beers are pilsners, wheat beers, hefeweizens, wits, maibock, saisons, gose*, berliner-weisse*, pale ales, cream ales, blonde ales, kolsch, Vienna lager, and the ever-popular IPA, of course. You can find descriptions and popular examples of these beer styles (and other styles) here: http://www.beeradvocate.com/beer/style/
* - sour beer, tart flavor, and can very polarizing for many people
If you want a small step up from Corona without breaking the bank and that I'm sure are readily available in FL, I would point you towards beers from Sierra Nevada Brewing, and Sam Adams (specifically, the mix packs). If you're a dive right in sort of person, then just grab anything that catches your eye and try, try, try.
Jever is an excellent summer beer!
For hot-weather beers, when I actually have to be out in the hot weather, I look for clean-finishing, crisp lower ABV beers... like Sierra Nevada Nooner pilsener or UFO White witbier. That or one of the not-as-watery "session" IPAs like All Day IPA or Pinner.
I've tried to like Gose's, I just can't take more than 2-3 sips. I love salt, I love sour stuff I can't drink this stuff. Tastes like seawater mixed with warheads.
I'm not a fan either but people really tend to like them. I still think whenever a style is gaining popularity like goses have been lately it's a good idea to try a good example of the style.
Session IPAs. Clean/crisp and slightly hoppy.
Westbrook I'd suppose is that beer. Doesn't taste like beer, I can't take a long pull on a hot day. My face screws up into some wierd contortion. Not for me I suppose. I'm sure it's not, like really sure.
If you can get it I'd agree, for me I've only tried jammer and liked my sample hated it at the end of a whole can. Oh well there are plenty of other styles.
I'm drinking a Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner as we speak. It's very nice on this hot afternoon. Check it out,
All Day IPA
Bells has a new beer coming out very soon, Poolside Ale.
Move to Texas and drink Hans Pils
I think my favorite summer beer is Avery White Rascal. Check it out if you haven't.
So many good ones out there. Any crisp wheat beer should be considered. I've not tried many gose, but Otra Vez is refreshing.
FFF barely makes it out of Indiana/Chicago
I thought they had a wider distribution than that. In any case it's 94 here today and I'm guzzling the stuff as we speak. Cheers!
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Summer beer? Any lager or pilsner. I'm not a fan of either but if it's damned hot where the OP is during summer they're the best.
Sierra Nevada Otra Vez.
Here are my to summer beers that I could verify are in Florida. Many of my go to's from MA and surrounding states are not available. :
1. I think of fruit in the summertime so Founders Rubeus would be a good choice if you like raspberries.
2. Now, it is odd to call an 8.5 ABV beer a summer beer, but the beer drink so like a 5.0 it is crazy - THE CALLING from Boulevard.
3. Even Keel from Ballast Point is a solid session IPA at 3.8 ABV. (not verified in FLA - but believe it to be avail).
4. Unit Black Lager - 4.0 ABV - Verified in Jacksonville area - solid beer.
5. Hate to promote Goose Island, but the Honkers Ale is 4.3 ABV and it is very good. (rated before InBev purchase).
6. Whole Foods in FLA carries Smuttynose - Bouncy House is a 4.3 abv and is very good. It is categorized as a American Pale Ale.
Will leave you with quite possibly my favorite - Easy Jack from Firestone Walker - an IPA at 4.5 that has plenty of punch to the pallet. Great beer but not in Florida. If you are ever in Texas, California, the north west or the north east seek out anything from this brewery, but an Easy Jack in the summertime.
Good luck as you start your journey into the beer landscape.
Just drank my last bottle of Jack D'Or that I was saving for the arrival of South Carolina summer. Both happy and sad.
milk stouts are good everywhere.
I generally like to drink Gose, Kolsch, or Saison in the summer. I used to drink light beers exclusively for the summer (well, on those days where I'm outside grilling), but in the long run the three styles mentioned are just so much better. More flavor, just as refreshing.
I'd start with the Great Divide's Collette, Schell's Goosetown, or Leinenkugel's Canoe Paddler. All three are great summer beers.
Oh and don't forget Hoegaarden. That beer drinks great, damn near everywhere.
(You can also catch me sipping on a yellow belly Coors regular once in awhile, but only in cans or aluminum bottles. It's my beer weakness/guilty pleasure, lol.)
There's actually a beer called shower beer, man I want to use that as a shower beer sometime, new ISO. Probably beats the rolling rock I used yesterday.
Shower beer is a Czech Pils, it's pretty good stuff, especially in the heat. It's not worth trading for given Nooner is everywhere.
Ok, i just thought it was cool because of the name.