Your spring/summer go-to beer

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by mambossa, Apr 16, 2017.

  1. mambossa

    mambossa Initiate (178) Jun 30, 2015 Ohio
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    The heat is rapidly approaching the Midwest, and I've been f*ckin slamming Pilsner Urquell pint cans no problemo while relaxin like Michael Jackson in the sweetly-blaring sun. I have a feeling this will be my go-to jam for the next few months.

    What's your current or forecasted quencher for the coming summer madness?
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  2. scottakelly

    scottakelly Devotee (473) May 9, 2007 Ohio

    Since I am on my third six pack of SN Summerfest in two weeks I think that I have to go with that.
  3. Squire123

    Squire123 Meyvn (1,289) Jul 16, 2015 Mississippi
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    The fresh first rule will determine my next choice.
  4. zeff80

    zeff80 Poo-Bah (5,982) Feb 6, 2006 Missouri

    Boulevard Ginger Lemon Radler. Love it.
  5. flaskman

    flaskman Aspirant (234) Aug 3, 2015 New York

    The winter stuff at half price and the freshest IPAs I can find.
  6. hillind

    hillind Aspirant (265) Apr 24, 2010 Pennsylvania

    Sunshine Pils
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  7. StoutElk_92

    StoutElk_92 Meyvn (1,377) Oct 30, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Left Hand - Travelin' Light Kolsch will be a go to for me. Lots of good beers, twill probably just be the usual big mix up. While it may be hot there will still be times when I want a big malty beer or barrel-aged stout, etc. I certainly won't be drinking low abv yellow beers all summer. I'm sure I'll be breaking into a lot of sours too.
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  8. eppCOS

    eppCOS Disciple (335) Jun 27, 2015 Colorado

    SKA Pinner IPA
    FW Pivo Pils
    Any lightweight Porter that tastes decent...
    but too soon to contemplate my actual summer beer diet. :wink:
  9. Giantspace

    Giantspace Zealot (502) Dec 22, 2011 Pennsylvania

  10. tlema1

    tlema1 Meyvn (1,249) Nov 19, 2008 South Carolina
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    All Day IPA
    NB Citradelic
    Lagunitas 12th of Never
    Prima Pils
    Red Hare SPF 50/50

    Subject to change, of course
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  11. Billet

    Billet Disciple (344) Dec 17, 2013 Michigan

    Pilsners and Kolsch Styles mostly, sometimes a Wit, Maibocks if I can find any.

    So far:
    Sierra Nevada Summerfest
    Alaskan Summer (Kolsch Style Ale)
    Atwater Purple Gang Pilsner
    Bell's Oberon

    On the lookout for:
    Atwater D-Light (Kolsch Style Beer)
    Atwater Maibock
    Roak Powerboat (Belgian Witbier)
    Arcadia Whitsun
    #11 Billet, Apr 16, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
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  12. JackHorzempa

    JackHorzempa Poo-Bah (2,784) Dec 15, 2005 Pennsylvania

    Troegs Sunshine Pils - 12-packs of cans

    Straub Summer Variety Pack: a 12 pack that has three bottles each of Hefeweizen, German Pilsner, Kolsch and Vienna Lager.

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  13. Scott17Taylor

    Scott17Taylor Meyvn (1,084) Oct 28, 2013 Iowa
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    Six point crisp Pilsner
    Any Hefeweizen
    Exile, a local brewery, Berliners
    Cheap aal
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  14. bbtkd

    bbtkd Meyvn (1,087) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Any Hefeweizen, but preferably Weihenstephaner
  15. Zaphog

    Zaphog Poo-Bah (1,934) Sep 23, 2011 Michigan
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    15 packs of Founders PC Pils cans
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  16. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    Fort Point Pale Ale from Trillium, Furth from Night Shift, Whirlpool from Night Shift, Jammer from Sixpoint and Lost Nation Gose.
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  17. DeweyCheatem-n-Howe

    DeweyCheatem-n-Howe Disciple (317) May 23, 2015 Massachusetts
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    I may add Goody Two-Shoes Kolsch from Exhibit 'A' this year while I'm at it...
  18. CNoj012

    CNoj012 Meyvn (1,074) Dec 7, 2014 New York
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    My top 5 (non IPA options) in no particular order

    Westbrook Gose
    Allagash White
    Sierra Nevada Kellerweis
    Bells Oberon
    Anderson Valley Briny Melon Gose
  19. Yellowlt4

    Yellowlt4 Initiate (126) Sep 21, 2016 Texas

    I think I've got enough KBS, SMS and High Westified to get me till fall.
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  20. BeerPugz

    BeerPugz Initiate (154) Dec 4, 2016 Wisconsin

    Been digging Lagunita's Pils lately.
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  21. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,003) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado
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    Pivo pils, pils urquell and saint lupulin. @denver10
  22. Oktoberfiesta

    Oktoberfiesta Aspirant (271) Nov 16, 2013 New Mexico
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    I'm usually out on a patio or doing yard work, so anymore, I have gone away from your IPAs (they dont quench my thirst), and jumped more into the quick guzzlers.

    Anderson Valley GT Gose (or BO if I can find it)
    Pilsner Urquell
    FW Pivo Pils
    Dos Equis Lager (dont care what people say. Ice cold with a lime, it quenches my thirst)
    Local options:
    La Cumbre Beer (international style lager.. some say too close to Bud/Miller lol)
    Marble Pilsner (german style pils)

    All sit within 4.2% to 5.3%.

    "Go to" in the summer signifies more of a session friendly beer. Especially with the heat, one can get drunk and dehydrated off of one IPA. I've lived that story for too many summers trying to maintain with IPAs, stouts, and reds, and those days don't last too long.

    I did have a relatively fresh Founders ALL DAY 19oz can yesterday that seemed to fall more within a craft pilsner (as far as crispness). So that one may get a chance soon. Cant call it a "go to" yet
    #22 Oktoberfiesta, Apr 16, 2017
    Last edited: Apr 16, 2017
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  23. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (342) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Pick an Anderson valley gose. Any Anderson valley gose. Rinse & repeat.
  24. Lorianneb

    Lorianneb Disciple (319) Apr 27, 2012 New Jersey
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    Victory summer love and Troegs sunshine pils
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  25. denver10

    denver10 Poo-Bah (2,076) Nov 17, 2010 New Mexico

    Marble Pilsner
    Bosque Lager
    Odell St. Lupulin
    Odell Loose Leaf

    ...if I still had access to it, Yuengling Lager. And Bierstadt's Slow Pour Pilsner.
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  26. Acinonyx

    Acinonyx Initiate (132) Mar 8, 2017 Michigan
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    Gonna be the summer of gose for me I think. Also, M-43.
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  27. HorseheadsHopHead

    HorseheadsHopHead Savant (939) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    I was going to say Troegs Sunshine Pils, and that answer is still applicable, but oh my, have I found a new love for Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale. That stuff is fan-freaking-tastic.
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  28. nc41

    nc41 Meyvn (1,387) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Old Mech Capt Jack Pils , really superb, especially since I've kinda spread my wings on this style.
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  29. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Aspirant (280) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    I'm assuming that's a Michigan highwa, long remembered from days gone by. Thanks for a great memory.
  30. ZebulonXZogg

    ZebulonXZogg Aspirant (280) May 5, 2015 Illinois

    Back to the original question at hand. I believe in the phrase "drink local". That being said, I'm leaning toward Crystal Lakes " Busted Prop" and Buckledowns "Belt and Suspenders".
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  31. Davidstan

    Davidstan Aspirant (283) May 24, 2014 Alabama
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    Had an All Day the other day and along with Summerfest and Session Lager in cans I should be set for warmer weather
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  32. HermitDan

    HermitDan Disciple (345) Apr 30, 2016 New Jersey

    Schofferhofer if I'm with the family
    Clown Shoes Clementine
    Any of those Smuttynose Berliner Weisse beers, Blackberry/Cherry are the ones i've seen recently
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  33. Premo88

    Premo88 Meyvn (1,345) Jun 6, 2010 Texas

    Now that Bell's has come to Texas?


  34. Hoppy_Time

    Hoppy_Time Disciple (314) Jan 3, 2016 Maine
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    Maine Island Trail Ale from Rising Tide, Prarie Standard, and occasionally Allagash Sours but those are pricy. Otherwise I'm hiding in the A.C. drinking DIPA.
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  35. GetMeAnIPA

    GetMeAnIPA Zealot (554) Mar 28, 2009 California
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    My two go to beers pretty much all year round, except maybe a month or two during the dead winter months
    -Swami's IPA
    -pivo pils
  36. MikeyBadnews

    MikeyBadnews Initiate (163) Dec 10, 2013 Massachusetts

    For a Pilsner I love Sixpoint's Crisp.

    Trying to work more wheat beers into my line up.
  37. MuFugga

    MuFugga Aspirant (283) Apr 3, 2015 Wisconsin
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    Spring, Summer, Fall, or winter, my go to is whatever nice English barleywine I can get my hands on because Barleywine Is Life!!
  38. CCBone

    CCBone Initiate (149) Apr 29, 2016 Iowa
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    This seems to change every year, and even moreso this year with my recent change in local. Currently:

    -Fort George Suicide Squeeze IPA
    -Modern Times Fortunate Islands Tropical Wheat
    -Deschutes Fresh squeezed as it is now local to me
    -Prairie Phantasmagoria when I can find it fresh

    Very sad that I can no longer call Toppling goliath Pseudo Sue among my go to summer beers though. Or todd the Axe Man
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  39. HorseheadsHopHead

    HorseheadsHopHead Savant (939) Sep 15, 2014 New York

    Guinness Irish Wheat is pretty good. :wink:

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  40. dcotom

    dcotom Meyvn (1,171) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa

    If I could get Madtree Lift, it'd be that.
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