Sun’s out. Time to get your beer on.
You’re going to want to drink suds of the refreshing sort, perhaps with a hint of fruit here and a session-able IPA there. Farmhouse Ale? Sure. It’s all here. Read on for a handful of beers we really like right now:
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
Available April through September, this San Francisco native from 21st Amendment is a refreshing wheat beer secondarily fermented with actual watermelon. None of that flavoring stuff. It’s right in there. And the result is deliciously crisp and surprisingly dry suds with an amazing aroma of melon.
There are a lot of great grapefruit beers out there, but this Austrian beauty is a winner that takes all. It’s fizzy and goes down super easy due to its low ABV and outright deliciousness. Not too sweet thanks to the tang of sour, you can feel grown up drinking this beer while smuggling fruit to your palate. The fluffy head on a pour just screams
Andersen Valley Summer Solstice
Nothing like a Cream Ale from California’s solar-powered brewery to add to the list. This incredibly drinkable beer is silky to the taste, then finishes with a crisp note – leaving you thirsting for more. You’ll find spice and nuttiness on the nose, while the overall feel of the beer draws comparisons to cream soda.
Oskar Blues Pinner Throwback IPA
A wide variety of hops was used while brewing this beer, making for large, zesty, citrus notes with herbal undertones – all on a malty backbone. It’s an impressively session-able beer for all the flavor it packs in there. It’s exactly what you need on a hot summer day.
Boulevard Brewing Company Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale
Saisons are the perfect style for summer, and the Tank 7 is one of the best out there. Enjoy the floral aromas before getting hit with fruity, citrusy, and spicy notes. And yet, it’s infinitely drinkable, despite being 8.5% ABV. It’s a whole new way to drink the summer away without even realizing it.