The Top 7 Beers for Summer 2018
Summer is here, the sun is shining, and the time for easy-drinking, delicious beers is here. You may be looking for some new brews to stock in your bar or store this year. We’ve got you covered with the best seven beers for summer 2018!
Sierra Nevada BFD
Produced by: Sierra Nevada Brewing
Style: Blonde Ale
Description: There are days when you want a beer—just a beer—that hits all the right spots. Well, this is it. No snifters required, no special occasions—just an unfussy, uncomplicated, hoppy blonde ale brewed to fit in no matter where it goes. This isn’t beer for collecting, this is beer for drinking.
pFriem Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale
Produced by: pFriem Family Brewers
Description: We’ve added some zest to our traditional Farmhouse Saison— Lemon zest that is. Let the large citrus, and apricot flavors of pFriem’s Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale greet your taste buds before a finish that’s creamy, refreshing and tart.
Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale
Produced by: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
Style: Session Sour
Description: Our session sour quencher made with lime peel, black lime and sea salt. It’s a citrusy-tart union of three German styles of beer blissfully brewed into one. We begin by brewing a straightforward Kolsch with lots of wheat and Munich Malt, then we brew a salty Gose with black limes, coriander and our sea salt. We follow it all up with a citrusy-tart Berlinerweiss made with lime juice and lime peel. All three beers are then blended together in the fermentation tank to create this German hybrid.
Stone I’M Peach Double IPA
Produced by: Stone Brewing Company
Style: Double IPA
Description: Full-bodied with a warming alcohol sensation mid-palate.Sweet peach up front and throughout with lots of citrus from the hops.
New Belgium Summer Helles
Produced by: New Belgium Brewing
Style: American Lager
Description: Light, bright and easy drinking, now is your chance to drink in the festival season. First brewed to celebrate 40 years of the Telluride Bluegrass Festival, it has since become Planet Bluegrass’ signature New Belgium offering (under the name Summer Bliss). This Summer Helles pours a brilliant gold, with soft, white foam. The aroma is fresh grains and honey with a spicy-herbal twang. This danceable lager carries the pleasant sweetness of pale and German Pils malts, and levels off with the light and noble bitterness of Hallertau and Tettnang hops. Summer Helles finishes crisp and dry, and is sure to refresh even the thirstiest reveler.
Style: American Wheat Ale
Description: Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with our signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer. Made with only 4 ingredients, and without the use of any spices or fruit, Oberon is the color and scent of sunny afternoon.
Great Divide Roadie
Produced by: Great Divide Brewery
Style: Grapefruit Radler
Description: ROADIE GRAPEFRUIT RADLER was named both for the road biking cyclist (roadie) and the German word for cycling (radler) and inspired by Great Divide’s roots in the cycling community. Brewed with natural grapefruit puree, this easy-drinking ale pours a hazy sunrise gold and is bursting with citrus aroma. Unique in its class, this Radler is refreshing and slightly tart, with just enough bitterness to keep both cyclists and spectators coming back for more.