Beers to enjoy this Summer
Today, June 20th, marks the first day of summer, which means nice weather and cool drinks. Beer is one highlight of summer and also a great factor to tie into going to the beach, camping, BB Q’s, concerts, boating and any other summer outings there are! Who doesn’t love to grab an ice-cold beer with beads of water dripping off of it? Here are a few summer beer choices to make your summer that much better. 1.) Brooklyn’s Summer Ale – Summer in Brooklyn is all about following your impulses, winging it from beaches and barbecues to stoops and rooftops. Brooklyn Summer Ale is a refreshing, flavorful pale ale made to accompany you on all your warm weather adventures. 100% British 2-row barley brings its famed bready flavors, capped off with German and American hops to provide a snappy, clean bitterness and a bright, floral aroma. It’s a sunny pale ale, Brooklyn style, which can be enjoyed in Buffalo. 2.) Bell’s Oberon Ale – Oberon is a wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouth feel, 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 a sunny afternoon. 3.) Samuel Adam’s Porch Rocker – Tart & refreshing, this unique summer quencher is a twist on the Bavarian Radler, named for cyclists that originated this drink. Traditionally a mixture of beer and lemonade, it combined the crispness of a golden Helles lager with a blend of lemons to create a fresh squeezed tangy taste perfect for the long yet fleeting days of summer. 4.) Harpoon’s UFO Big Squeeze Shandy – When Harpoon first started thinking of a UFO summer seasonal, they knew they had their work cut out for them. They loaded up the vans for the beach and spent days “researching” every combination of fresh fruit juice and beer they could think of until they discovered a combination that made their decision easy. UFO Big Squeeze Shandy is sweet with a hint of tartness, making it perfect for all of your summer adventures! 5.) Sierra Nevada Summerfest – Since their invention in the 1840s, Pilsener-style beers have become the world’s most popular style. With a nod toward the original Czech tradition, Summerfest is brewed to feature the best of Bohemian nature. Crisp, golden, dry and incredibly drinkable, Summerfest has a delicate and complex malt flavor, spicy and floral hop character—the perfect warm weather beer. 6.) Saranac 12 Beers of Summer – A variety pack that includes – Summer Pils: A crisp, refreshing German-style pilsener with an American (hop) twist. Perfect for summer days, nights and in-between. Kolsch: This light-bodied blonde ale pays homage to a 1000-year tradition rooted in Germany. Easy to drink. Hard to forget. Let the journey begin. NY Local Weiss: A unique NY beer brewed with local grains such as wheat, rye, oats and barley. Have a Weiss and try to say “unique New York” twice! Gen IV: Inspired by four generations of brewing: Fred and Nick Matt helped “pilot brew” this Session IPA with a hop-forward, tropical character. Dynamic and easy drinking. 7.)Flying Bison Buffalo Kolsch 716 – Kölsch is a style of German beer native to Cologne and is one of the most drinkable beers on the planet. Flying Bison makes 716 with Pilsner malt and a bit of malted wheat for a light body and soft malt flavor. The hops are German in variety and are added in 3 separate doses to balance the sweetness, flavor and bouquet. Available during summer. 8.) Southern Tier Hop Sun – Make Hop Sun part of your summer survival kit, and no amount of heat or humidity will get you down. This summer thirst-quencher is not your average wheat ale. Light and slightly dry, it is the addition of fresh hop flowers after fermentation that adds a necessary kick on a hot summer day. Hop Sun is mild enough to be a refreshing summer offering, but has just enough of a hop profile to keep your taste buds tingling for another sip. Wheat, barley and hops coalesce in this superb session ale, a telltale symbol of fun in the sun. Summer has never tasted so good. 9.)Boulevard Tropical Summer Ale – Inspired by Boulevards collaboration with Florida’s famed Cigar City Brewing, Tropical Pale Ale marries their passion for balanced pale ales with the bright refreshing flavors of grapefruit and passion fruit accented by juicy, citrusy hops. Pack your bags and bring your taste buds for your perfect summer vacation. 10.) Founders All day IPA – The beer you’ve been waiting for. Keeps your taste satisfied while keeping your senses sharp. An all-day IPA naturally brewed with a complex array of malts, grains and hops. Balanced for optimal aromatics and a clean finish. The perfect reward for an honest day’s work and the ultimate companion to celebrate life’s simple pleasures. Beer is a great way to unwind after a long, hot day. Stop into Consumer’s Beverages, Buffalo’s Ice-Cold beer store and pick up one of these summer beer choices to make for the perfect summer day. What is going to be your summer-go-to beer for the summer of 2016?