Today and yesterday it has been sunny and somewhat warm out for the first time in what seems like forever, meaning thoughts of golfing, fishing, and just enjoying the upcoming summer are crossing our minds again. And what goes best with the above mentioned activities? Beer of course. Most breweries are ahead of the game and have already released their summer seasonal beers, even though summer doesn’t officially begin until June 21st. Below is a list of summer seasonal beers we have in, as well as a few we are expecting to hit our shelves soon.
Abita Wheat Unlike most breweries wheat offerings, Abita Wheat is a lager, not an ale (Coming Soon).
Anchor Summer Beer This light and crisp wheat beer has been brewed and enjoyed since 1984.
Anderson Valley Summer Solstice Tastes like an orange cream saver in a can. One of the most drinkable beers on the planet.
Arcadia Whitsun Ale This full bodied wheat ale clocks in at 6.2% ABV, but is still light enough to quench your thirst.
Bell’s Oberon On the citrusy side for a wheat beer; will be available in 5L mini kegs for a limited time.
Big Sky Summer Honey Ale A full flavored beer brewed with Montana Honey and an array of spices (Coming Soon).
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat Has some sweetness from the Clover Honey it is brewed with, also brewed with orange peel.
Breckenridge SummerBright This quaffable wheat ale is brewed with fruit.
Brooklyn Summer Ale A modern take on the old English style of “Light Dinner Ales” that were brewed to be packed with flavor and refreshing without being filling.
Capital Summerfest Capital may be the only brewery that offers an Oktoberfest style brew as their summer seasonal.
Flying Dog Woody Creek White Has everything you would expect from a wit: citrus, wheat, coriander, and orange.
Goose Island Summertime Ale This is a Kolsch, a light and drinkable German style that continues to gain popularity among American craft brewers.
Great Lakes Holy Moses Ale This Belgian wit style ale is spiced with chamomile, coriander, and orange peel.
Harpoon Summer Beer This kolsch is gold colored, light bodied, and has a mild flavor. It is dry and refreshing, with each sip making you want another.
Hoppin’ Frog Turbo Shandy This combination of lemon and malt clocks in at 7% ABV, making it a ramped up version of the style.
Leinenkugel Summer Shandy A combination of two of the most popular summer drinks: beer and lemonade.
Magic Hat Wacko You might be shocked when you see the pinkish-red color of this brew, but don’t be surprised by its drinkablity on a hot day.
Mendocino Summer Ale A floral, spicy, and invigorating blonde ale.
Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat – An unfiltered and lively wheat beer. Of course, clothing is not mandatory when drinking this one.
Rogue Summer Orange Honey Ale This easy drinking brew takes its name from the orange peel and Wildflower Honey it is brewed with.
Samuel Adams Summer Ale This wheat ale’s unique flavors are a result of atypical brewing ingredients: lemon peel and grains of paradise.
Shiner Ruby Redbird A summer lager that is brewed with Texas Rio Red Grapefruit and ginger.
Sierra Nevada Summertime This pilsner’s smoothness is a result of the extra long lagering process it goes through (Coming Soon).
Southern Tier Hop Sun A pretty hoppy wheat beer, similar in profile to the elusive Three Floyd’s Gumballhead.
Two Brothers Dog Days This one is a dortmunder lager, a rarely brewed style similar to a pilsner with its color, crispness, bitterness, and drinkability
Tyranena Scurvy The Wisconsin based brewery’s summer offering is an IPA with a big citrus element, thanks to the added orange peel.
Victory Brewing Whirlwind Wit Brewed with imported Belgian yeast, resulting in a classic interpretation of the Belgian white style.
Wild Onion Summer Wit Orange peel, coriander, wheat, and Belgian yeast form this refreshing white beer (Coming Soon).