Summer Beer

What Makes A Great Summer Beer?

While you’ve got your favorite goto good-for-any-occasion beer in the icebox, the warming sun and longer days may have peaked your beer buds and inspired you to taste a seasonal ‘Summer Beer’. You know what beers I refer to: the seasonal special, roll off the shelf beer most microbrews and many megabreweries deliver every summer. But what exactly is a ‘Summer Beer’? A marketing gimmick? Or is there some other reason to replace your staple beer when its 90 degrees out and a cold bottle feels good on a festering mosquito bite. The answer of course is, “it depends”. Not all summer beers are made equal but most share some basic qualities. Continue reading

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