Summer is in full swing and as temperatures continue to rise, there is a plethora of ways to combat the scorching sun. You’ll be hard-pressed to find a more enjoyable way than a few cold and refreshing craft beers.
The perfect beer for summer should be crisp, light in body and color, refreshing, easy to drink, transportable and have a lower alcohol content. Based on this criteria, I’ve chosen the 13 best beers for summer 2013. This list isn’t exhaustive because, believe it or not, I don’t have access to every beer. However, these are my 13 favorite beers that I’ve had the pleasure to try - and they’re sure to help you beat the heat.
Firestone Walker Brewing Company: Pils
SweetWater Brewing Company: Waterkeeper Hefeweizen
Hill Farmstead Brewery: Arthur Saison
Maine Beer Company: Peeper
Golden Road Brewing: Cabrillo Klsch
Samuel Adams: Boston Lager
Bison Brewing Company: Hop Cuvée
Boulevard Brewing Company: Reverb Imperial Pilsner
New Glarus Brewing: Thumbprint Berliner Weiss
Odell Brewing Company: Celastrina
Westbrook Brewing Company: Gose
Surly Brewing Co.: Furious
That’s my list for the 13 best beers this summer. What are some of your favorite summer beers? Let me know in the comments below.