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13 Summer Craft Beers You Have To Try:
1. Bumper Crop Honey Lavender Ale by Squatters Craft Beers // Salt Lake City, UT
This brew is honestly summer in a bottle. The honey lends a sweet finish to a soft and very likeable beer.
Available in: UT, CO, AZ, NM, TX, WI, MN, ND, SD, LA, NE, IA, RI, MA
2. Picnic by Blackstone Brewing Company // Nashville, TN
This has all the flavor of a traditional English summer ale but because a large portion of this brew is wheat to give a lighter body. This is a great beer to sip in the hot southern sun.
Available in: TN.
3. Watermelon Wheat by Tin Roof Brewing Company // Baton Rouge, LA
This is a classic American wheat beer with a great watermelon flavor and aroma. The brew gets its flavor from fresh watermelons that are locally sourced.
Available in: MS, LA
4. Island Mesa Blonde by Kannah Creek Brewing Company // Grand Junction, CO
This blonde ale is another traditional English summer ale. In this particular incarnation, Kannah Creek has given us an incredible but subtle hops flavor and a super crisp finish.
5. Hoopla Pale Ale by Boulder Beer Company // Boulder, CO
Hoopla is a great summer beer. Extra hoppy, very crisp and floral. This is the beer you want to be sipping on the beach, on a hike, on a picnic…really anywhere. Available in: AZ, AR, CA, CO, CT, FL, GA, IL, IN, IA, KS, KY, LA, MD, MA, MI, MN, MO, MT, NE, NV, NH, NJ, NM, NY, NC, ND, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, UT, VT, VA, WA, WI, WY
6. Bell’s Oberon Ale by Bell’s Brewery // Comstock/Kalamazoo, MI
This wheat ale is fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast which gives it a spicy and fruity aroma. This beer is also exceptionally smooth making it an instant classic. Available in: AL, AZ, CA , FL, DC, GA, IA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, NC, ND, NY, OH, PA, SC, VA, WI + Puerto Rico
7. Cucumber Kölsch by Flat 12 Bierwerks // Indianapolis, IN
This is a German ale with lager qualities that pours a gorgeous deep gold color. It’s super smooth and refreshing because of an infusion of cucumber. This is a truly unique and delicious brew everyone should try immediately. Available in: IL, IN, KY, TN
8. Stormchaser Summer IPA by Free State Brewing Co. // Lawrence, KS
Bold, Blonde and Hoppy this is an American Summer beer through and through. While drinking this you will be transported to a citrus farm on a beach. Gorgeous notes of grapefruit and orange and the wheat malt come together to give a tart and light IPA. Available in: KS, MO, NE
9. White Hatter by New Holland Brewing Co. // Holland, MI
White Hatter blends the soft and fruity charictaristics of a Belgian white with the hoppy and citrus notes of an IPA. Tropical fruits are folded into this delicate brew with orange peel and chamomile. Available in: DC (District of Columbia), GA, IL, IN, KY, MI, MN, MO, ND, NC, NJ, NY, OH, PA, SC, TN, VA, WI, CT, MA, RI
10. Stone Saison by Stone Brewing Co. // San Diego, CA
This is a farmhouse-style ale infused with lemon, thyme and lavender. It’s widely available and delicious. Trust me, California does summer right. Available in: AL, CO, MS, WI, AK, AL, AZ, CA, CO, CT, DC, DE, FL, GA, IA, ID, IL, IN, KS, KY, LA, MA, MD, ME, MI, MN, MO, MT, NC, NE, NH, NJ, NM, NV, NY, OH, OR, PA, RI, SC, TN, TX, VA, VT, WA
11. Last One In Lager by Wasatch Beers // Park City, UT
The label pays homage to the time-honored Utah tradition of hosting raging houseboat parties on Lake Powell. This is the perfect beer to transition from hot summer days on the lake to warm nights by the bonfire. Available in: UT, CO, AZ, NM, TX, WI, MN, ND, SD, LA, NE, IA, RI, MA, LA
12. Hunny Do by Third Street Brewhouse // Cold Spring, MN
This hilariously named brew is another that is taking the produce aisle into our bottles. Hunny Do is a crisp and refreshing wheat beer with a honeydew melon flavor! Subtly sweet, totally delicious. Available in: MN, ND
13. Dog Days by Red Brick Brewing Co. // Atlanta, GA
This creamy, sweet hefewiezen starts with a subtle banana flavor that curls into a beautiful and tart citrus. This is a true Southern Beer that everyone should try once. Available in: AL, FL, GA, LA, MS, NC, SC, TN