The Beers of Summer

| June 30, 2013

The summer solstice has officially come and gone. Many of you are washing out your coolers and busy trying to decide on what to chill for a steamy BBQ, or simply a backyard hangout. The right choices for summer vary greatly from those appropriate for cold days. Here are a few suggestions that will awaken your palate and have your friends talking.


goose island sofieGoose Island Sofie: When the weather turns warm, I tend to go for the tart beers. This delicious brew imparts sour cherry notes providing a refreshing lightness. Partially aged in wine barrels with citrus peel, this refreshing brew is a great choice on a scorching summer day.



wittekerkeWittekerke: Sometimes I just love a beer in a can and hats off to the Belgians for shipping cans of this delicious barley pop our way to save us from dry summer afternoons. Its high carbonation delivers a smooth finish with a tangy blast of lemon zest and a hint of coriander to tantalize your taste buds.



good jujuLeft Hand Good Juju: This unique beer has a Pale Ale base, laced with a generous helping of organic ginger. The ginger in this beer makes it somewhat reminiscent of a malty, somewhat bitter ginger ale. Different, delicious and refreshing!




rolle bolleNew Belgium Rolle Bolle: Named after the outdoor Belgian yard game, this summer ale is the shining star of New Belgium Brewery. Brewed with monk fruit and soursop, this beer pours a brilliant blonde, with a fluffy, white head. Mild malty and fruity sweetness with a hint of tartness make this a quality and exciting choice.