The Beers I’m Drinking This Summer

I’m no snob (well, maybe a little). I love a good PBR as much as the next fella, but sometimes you just want something with a little more oomph. Some of my favorite beers are full of flavor while still light enough for a hot, Georgia afternoon & let’s face it, we’re in for a lot of those. With that in mind, here are the beers I plan on stocking up on this summer.

 

BURIAL SHADOWCLOCK

Speaking of the old blue ribbon, if you’re looking to punch up your lager game, look no further. I’ll admit that I’m a total fan-girl for Burial’s beers & this pilsner is no exception. Ever so slightly sweet & a bit “biscuity”, light & easy to drink. If you’re not well versed in craft beer, this is a great one to start with. All the cheap domestics came from somewhere, why not try out some of their more sophisticated relatives?

5.5% abv german pilsner

ANDERSON VALLEY SUMMER SOLSTICE

Anderson Valley’s website lists food pairings for each of their brews & I love it. The listing for Summer Solstice includes sweet potato fries, barbecue chicken, & s’mores, which sounds like one hell of a backyard party. That’s exactly what this seasonal ale is to me; light bodied, spiced, & carmely without being too sweet. Keep a few six packs ready to go for all your grill outs & those late-season summer bonfires.

5% abv spiced ale

SOUTHERN PROHIBITION DEVIL’S HARVEST

Who doesn’t love a beer for breakfast? Southern Prohibition describes this brew as a breakfast IPA, due to its moderately low alcohol content & the addition of oats that help soften the hop forward profile. I love hops, but sometimes you want to ease your way into the bitter. The combination of dry hops & oatmeal make this a delightfully sessionable IPA that doesn’t lose any of its backbone. This is the first beer I’ve tried from the newly available Southern Prohibition (out of Mississippi) & it definitely won’t be the last.

4.9% abv american ipa

 

CREATURE COMFORTS TRITONIA

Honestly, it’s been a year since I had this delicious gose. It’s one of Creature Comforts’ limited run, seasonal offerings (it usually comes out in May) & was previously only available on draft. This will be the first season it’s available in cans & I highly recommend you get your hands on some, it will definitely go fast. Creature Comforts definitely has a lot of hype, but that doesn’t mean they don’t know what they’re doing. This iteration of Tritonia will have lime & cucumber as well as the traditional sea salt & coriander. I’ll be sure to savor every bit that I can get!

4.5% abv sour/gose

MIKKELLER HALLO ICH BIN BERLINER WEISSE

This effortlessly delicious sour beer was an instant favorite as soon as I tried it. If you like sours as much as me (why wouldn’t you?!) you’re probably excited about the return of Mikkeller to the Georgia market. I have yet to be disappointed by any of their offerings & while they are a bit pricey, they’re usually worth the splurge. This particular beer comes in three flavors; apricot, raspberry & passion fruit, which is my favorite. It’s light & tart with a hint of sweet fruit & I love that they come in playfully designed 16 oz cans.

3.7% abv sour/berliner weisse

I hope you enjoy these & feel free to share what beers you’re crushin’ on this summer. Cheers!

mikkeller

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