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Beers to Beat the Summer Heat

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Date: July 31, 2012, Topics: Brewing News

Summer season is in full swing. What’s a beer buff to do without stouts and heavy porters? Here are some of the refreshing summer beverages that still have enough flavors to grasp attention of even the most discerning brew snobs.

This list is ordered based on the “beeriness”. It begins with Pilsner and moves on to progressively less typical beers and reaches fruit beers at the end.

Bitgurger Premium Pils

For several beer lovers, Pilsner is the single most acceptable summer brew. It is the best example of German Pils. It’s encumbered with hops and it has a pleasing lager snap, which makes it an awesome beer for summers.

Samuel Smith’s Brewed Lager

If you find Pilsners too thin and want to feel something in the mouth while drinking beer then this brew is just for you. It has a somewhat sweeter taste than Pils and a slight hops presence. It feels a bit like Oatmeal Stout and leaves a lingering sweet taste in the mouth. It is one of the best lagers to sip at the end of a hot summer day while you are out on a deck.

Classic Flying Dog Pale Ale

This brew is a favorite of many beer fans. This pale ale is dry hopped giving an American twist to its English style.

Goose Island Pale Ale

Fans of IPA are sure to enjoy this great beer that has loads of refreshing hops and great flavor. For brew aficionados, this beer is bottled sunshine.

Paulaner Hefe-Weizen

This Bavarian style classic wheat brew is a perpetual summer favorite. Put a lemon slice into your mug for a perfect complement to a barbecue or picnic.

Berliner Kindl Weisse

This beer is a sure proof of the inventiveness of German brewers. It is astounding that such great flavors can be made out of barley, water, yeast and hops. The secret behind its great taste is souring. The grains are made to sour creating a lip smacking flavor exclusive to this ideally refreshing and effervescent beer. Many of its fans like adding woodruff or raspberry syrup to minimize the sour edge.

Some of the other summer brews include Samuel Adams Summer Beer (another wheat brew with spice and fruit flavors), Pyramid Apricot Weizen Beer (made out of wheat with subtle apricot blends flavors), Boulevard Brewing Co., and Orange Blossom Cream Beer that tastes like Orange Crush soda-pop.

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