A cold beer on a hot summer afternoon is really all it takes to make us happy. Particularly if we've just finished doing a bunch of yard work and want to relax for a few minutes before contemplating dinner. Here's what we've been sipping lately - what about you?
• East India Pale Ale from Brooklyn Brewery - This beer showcases earthy hop flavors with a touch of tart orange zest.
• PILS from Lagunitas Brewing Company - We like the sweet honey overtones and the grassy citrus finish on this Czech-style pilsner.
• 312 Urban Wheat Ale from Goose Island - We had the chance to try this at a recent beer tasting and were impressed by its crisp citrusy flavor.
• Hennepin Farmhouse Saison from Ommegang Brewery - Fruity, soft, and slightly tangy, this is what we drink when we want a change from citrusy summer beers and hoppy IPAs.
• Oberon from Bell's Brewery - This beer reminds us of fresh-squeeze orange juice - silky, bright, and citrusy.
• Sierra Nevada Pale Ale - An oldie but goodie. A nicely balanced blend of bitter hops and soft malts.
Which beers are you loving this summer?
Related: Mid-Day Brews: Low(er) Alcohol Beers to Have with Lunch
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