Summer is here and that means it’s time to get together with old friends and crack open a few brews. With almost breweries releasing their “Summer Beer” for 2013, I figured I would compose a list of a few of my personal favorite brews. Now, some of these beers are not seasonal, but just taste so dang good on a hot day!
Samuel Adams hit gold with this beer! After a long 30 year hiatus, New Albion Ale is back in production. This rich, golden-colored ale provides a smell of grains and wheat with a hint of citrus. With its malt forward taste and a note of grassy hops towards the mid-palate this beer will leave you wanting more.
Anchor Summer Beer – Anchor Brewing Company – San Francisco CA – 4.60% ABV
This summer delight pours a beautiful golden color brew with the right amount of bubbles. With a rich scent of lemon, clovers, and honey this crisp beer is a perfect companion for lounging around the pool or just hanging out at a BBQ. The lower alcohol of this beer won’t knock you down for the count or dehydrate you in the summer sun!
If there is one thing the Czech got right, it’s their beer! Urqell means “the Ancient Source,” which is interesting since Pilsners are named after a town in the Czech Republic called Pilsen. This light bodied beauty has a grainy smell. Some have been known to call it a skunky smelling beer. In the taste (probably after letting it sit for a few minutes) you will find grains and grass and if you’ve trained your palate you may taste some citrus.
Hope you get a chance to try some of these fantastic beers.