The Top 7 Beers for Summer 2018

the top 7 craft 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 label

Sierra Nevada BFD

Produced by: Sierra Nevada Brewing

Style: Blonde Ale

ABV: 4.8%

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.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: pfriem lemon zest farmhouse ale

pFriem Lemon Zest Farmhouse Ale

Produced by: pFriem Family Brewers

Style: Saison

ABV: 6.2%

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.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: dogfish head seaquench ale

Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale

Produced by: Dogfish Head Craft Brewery

Style: Session Sour

ABV: 4.9%

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.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: stone i’m peach double ipa

Stone I’M Peach Double IPA

Produced by: Stone Brewing Company

Style: Double IPA

ABV: 8.8%

Description: Full-bodied with a warming alcohol sensation mid-palate.Sweet peach up front and throughout with lots of citrus from the hops.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: new belgium summer helles

New Belgium Summer Helles

Produced by: New Belgium Brewing

Style: American Lager

ABV: 5.0%

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.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: bell's oberon

Bell’s Oberon

Produced by:

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.


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the top 7 beers for summer 2018: great divide roadie

Great Divide Roadie

Produced by: Great Divide Brewery

Style: Grapefruit Radler

ABV: 4.2%

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.


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