Your Favorite Summer Beers

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  1. laketang

    laketang Poo-Bah (1,536) Mar 22, 2015 Arizona

    nuff said!
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  2. pat61

    pat61 Initiate (0) Dec 29, 2010 Minnesota

    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.
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  3. manfromanotherplace

    manfromanotherplace Initiate (0) May 19, 2015 New York

    Greenport Summer ale
    Anything from Oskar Blues that isnt ten fidy, just because that isn't a summer beer.
  4. ESHBG

    ESHBG Devotee (421) Jul 30, 2011 Pennsylvania

    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.
  5. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Poo-Bah (2,065) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Mexican logger and berrito...
  6. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    I'd also have to add sweet action for refreshing six point beers.
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  7. drh88

    drh88 Aspirant (284) Dec 21, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Victory Prima Pils or Summer Love (both available in cans and pool-safe).
  8. CitraGorilla

    CitraGorilla Initiate (56) Apr 25, 2015 Illinois

    Oddside Citra Pale Ale / Three Floyds Gumballhead
  9. MacMalt

    MacMalt Poo-Bah (5,565) Jan 28, 2015 New Jersey
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    If you can find it, try Ommegang's Fleur de Houblon. It's my favorite summer beer.
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  10. YamBag

    YamBag Initiate (191) Feb 2, 2007 Pennsylvania

    2nd both
  11. kerry4porters

    kerry4porters Initiate (0) Dec 31, 2012 Arizona

    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
  12. Rollmeaway2loadout

    Rollmeaway2loadout Disciple (348) Jan 30, 2016 Illinois

    Pivo Pils, Prima Pils, SN Nooner, SN Summerfest, Anchor Steam lager, The Crisp
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  13. Invinciblejets

    Invinciblejets Devotee (477) Sep 29, 2014 South Carolina

    Gose gone wild.
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  14. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    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.
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  15. Ranbot

    Ranbot Defender (668) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    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:

    * - 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.
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  16. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (5,569) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Jever is an excellent summer beer!:slight_smile:

  17. OldManMetal

    OldManMetal Initiate (0) Jun 5, 2015 North Carolina

    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.
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  18. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    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.
  19. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    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.
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  20. 19etz55

    19etz55 Disciple (328) Aug 12, 2007 New Jersey

    Session IPAs. Clean/crisp and slightly hoppy.
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  21. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    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.
  22. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    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.
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  23. Lewarcher1949

    Lewarcher1949 Initiate (67) Jun 8, 2015 Washington

    I'm drinking a Sierra Nevada Nooner Pilsner as we speak. It's very nice on this hot afternoon. Check it out,
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  24. Billydoughnuts

    Billydoughnuts Aspirant (202) Feb 22, 2015 Michigan

    All Day IPA
    Bells has a new beer coming out very soon, Poolside Ale.
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  25. Bigrock

    Bigrock Initiate (167) Feb 4, 2013 Texas

    Move to Texas and drink Hans Pils
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  26. Lodisgrisen

    Lodisgrisen Initiate (0) Dec 10, 2014 Finland

    I think my favorite summer beer is Avery White Rascal. Check it out if you haven't.
  27. The_Snow_Bird

    The_Snow_Bird Poo-Bah (1,826) May 7, 2015 Florida
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  28. Rhymkeeper

    Rhymkeeper Initiate (0) Aug 31, 2014 Alabama

    So many good ones out there. Any crisp wheat beer should be considered. I've not tried many gose, but Otra Vez is refreshing.
  29. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (526) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina

    FFF barely makes it out of Indiana/Chicago
  30. lester619

    lester619 Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    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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  31. Shanex

    Shanex Poo-Bah (1,798) Dec 10, 2015 France
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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.
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  32. Jraiona

    Jraiona Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2016 Kentucky

    Sierra Nevada Otra Vez.
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  33. gonzo000

    gonzo000 Initiate (0) Feb 9, 2014 Massachusetts

    Hello Florida!

    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.
  34. Cottontown201

    Cottontown201 Initiate (116) Nov 16, 2013 South Carolina

    Just drank my last bottle of Jack D'Or that I was saving for the arrival of South Carolina summer. Both happy and sad.
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  35. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,931) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    milk stouts are good everywhere.

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  36. hoptheology

    hoptheology Poo-Bah (5,931) May 12, 2014 South Dakota
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    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.)
  37. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    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.
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  38. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (2,771) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    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.
  39. Derranged

    Derranged Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2010 New York

  40. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Poo-Bah (1,843) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Ok, i just thought it was cool because of the name.
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