Summertime is the perfect time to enjoy a delicious and refreshing craft beer. There are so many different types of craft beers to choose from, it can be hard to decide which ones to try. That’s why we’ve put together a list of 10 great craft beers for summer, from the floral crips hops at Melvin Brewing to the more recognizable Blue Moon, and everything in between, we’ve got you covered. So, whether you’re looking for something light and fruity or something dark and rich, they’re on the list. Grab one of these cold ones and enjoy the summer weather!
What Is A Craft Beer?
Craft beer is a beer that is made by a small, independent brewery. Craft breweries are usually much smaller than large commercial breweries and they often have a more traditional brewing process. This means that craft beers often have a more unique flavor than mass-produced beers.
Here are our top picks for the best craft beers to drink this summer:
Melvin Brewing Hubert MPA
This American-style pale ale is perfect for summer days. It has a crisp, clean flavor with notes of floral hops.
Sierra Nevada Summerfest
This light and refreshing lager is perfect for hot summer days. It has a crisp, clean flavor with hints of citrus and floral hops.
Anchor Steam Summer Beer
This wheat beer is light and easy to drink. It has a slightly sweet flavor with notes of citrus and spices.
New Belgium Citradelic Tangerine IPA
This fruity IPA is perfect for hop lovers. It has a strong citrus flavor from the addition of tangerine peel during brewing. The bitterness is balanced by the sweetness of the fruit, making it a delicious and refreshing beer.
Juice Theorem IPA
Another entry from Melvin Brewing, this is perfect for summer days. It has a hazy, unfiltered appearance and a juicy, tropical flavor.
Ommegang Hennepin Farmhouse Saison
This Belgian-style farmhouse ale is perfect for summer days. It has a slightly tart flavor with notes of citrus, pepper, and ginger.
Founders All Day IPA
This session IPA is perfect for drinking all day long. It’s light and refreshing with a hoppy flavor and a clean finish.
Bell’s Oberon Wheat Ale
This American wheat ale is a summertime favorite. It has a fruity aroma and flavor with hints of citrus and spices.
Deschutes River Ale
This American pale ale is perfect for summer days spent on the river. It has a crisp, clean flavor with hints of floral hops.
Stone Arrogant Bastard Ale
This strong and flavorful beer is not for the faint of heart. It has a bold, hoppy flavor with a slightly sweet finish.
21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer
This fruit beer is perfect for summer days. It’s brewed with watermelon, giving it a refreshing and unique flavor.
Boulevard Tank Seven Farmhouse Ale
This Belgian-style farmhouse ale is complex and flavorful. It has a fruity aroma with notes of leather, spice, and citrus.
This American IPA is a classic. It’s hoppy and bitter with a clean, crisp finish.
Blue Moon Belgian White Ale
This Belgian-style wheat ale is perfect for summer days. It has a slightly sweet flavor with notes of citrus and spices.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager
This American-style lager is perfect for summer days. It has a crisp, clean flavor with a slightly sweet finish.
Newcastle Brown Ale
This English-style brown ale is perfect for summer days. It has a malty flavor with a hint of sweetness.
Whether you’re looking for a light and fruity beer or something more robust and full-flavored, there’s sure to be a brew here that will please your palate.
So there you have it, our top picks for the best craft beers to drink this summer! Grab a few cans or bottles of your favorite summer brew and kick back in the sun! Cheers!