Looking for a true American summer beer to drink this Fourth of July?
You don’t need to seek the oldest beer in America or the largest brewery. You don’t need to find a beer named “Capt’n Merica” with a red, white, and blue label motif. Nor should you seek a beer brewed with bald eagle feathers as the most American summer beer.
Variety is the spice of life. Cost Plus World Market Summer Brews mix in an assembly of nine impressive seasonal craft beers for the season.
“Our Summer Brews 9 pack highlights the season’s most aromatic and flavorful beers. From beach chairs to backyard barbeques, this selection of nine crisp and refreshing pours is the ideal mix for enjoying the summer.”
Cinco de Mayo is right around the corner, and you have choices to make. There is an ocean of Mexican beers from which to select. This is your guide to making the right choice from our Cinco de Mayo beer suggestion list. Mexican beers are largely lagers, lagers, and more lagers, with the occasional pilsner (which is essentially a lager). Most beers from our southern neighbor have a similar taste, including Corona, Sol, Tecate, Montejo, Victoria, Modelo Especial, Dos Eques, Bohemia, and Leon.
The shandy is the coolest beverage of the summer. This refreshing concoction is making appearances in bars, restaurants, summer parties, weddings, backyards, front yards, beaches, lakes, swimming pools … basically, anywhere you can drink a summer beer. The homemade summer shandy just may be the perfect summer refresher.
Beer has long been a part of American sports culture. Drinking a cold one at the ballpark with a hot dog in hand is part of the baseball fan experience. Professional teams celebrate championships with beer. Competitive and amateur runners, triathletes, cyclist, and swimmers alike punctuate a long distance accomplishment with beer.
One weekend in June my wife and I host an extended happy hour to kick start the summer. Every year I am naturally tasked with purchasing beer, wine, and other beverages. In the past I’ve had a difficulty determining how much beer to purchase and serve at our party. Our “happy hour” gatherings generally last until 10:30 or 11:00. At each event I can only hope to purchase the right quantity of beer. The goal is to have as few beer bottles as possible as the last guests depart. I am considering a beer keg vs bottles or cans this year.
If you are planning a trip to the islands, you’re going to want to drink Caribbean beer. On some islands your options are limited, and sometimes you will have several from which to select. Either way, it is best to know what Caribbean beer is available in advance of your visit. What is the best Caribbean beer? That is for you to decide.
So you are looking for a 2017 summer beer festivals list. Well, that is a difficult list to assemble. We don’t have a full list, but here are some tips on how to find a great summer beer festival in your area.
BeerFests.com allows for you to search for festivals based on city name and date. The results are up to date and accurate. You may also enter your email address and region to get email updates.
Our friends at Kona Brewing have announced a contest tailored to your love of summer. All you need to do is take pictures of the things you enjoy doing before kids return to school and the leaves start changing color. There are 10 different categories, shown below, and you can submit a picture for each.
So you are considering purchasing a pack of summer beer cans.
Several years back dinner guests brought with them a screw-top wine bottle. Because I don’t drink much wine, I was unfamiliar with the vineyard and did not recognize the label. However, I almost dismissed the offering as a practical joke.
Sip a summer party beer admiring your assembly of all of your acquaintances in one location. Friends, neighbors, family, and work colleagues mingle and share stories while enjoying great food and drinks. Wait … maybe we don’t want all of those groups converging at the same time. In fact, it is usually best to invite guests who know several others who share similar interests. Drawing from multiple segments creates a party that is fragmented and guest who are reluctant to mingle. Certainly invite some people who don’t know others, but be prepared to help them integrate when they arrive.
It is not often one gets to taste a beer before making a purchase. Now you can by attending a summer beer tasting.
Large liquor stores, or package stores, will often host regular beer tastings, allowing potential customers to sample summer style beers. Events are occasionally attended by brewery or distributor representatives, but can also just be staffed by the store itself. Stores usually focus on seasonal beer styles that are generally consumed during the current climate conditions. In June, July, and August you can expect to taste many items from our summer beer list. Small tastings are often free, while larger summer beer tastings may charge a nominal fee.
Summer is the perfect time of year to try new craft beer styles. In , summer fruit beers emerge in these sweltering months giving consumers an opportunity to deviate from their traditional styles, and gives brewers an excuse to craft beers with unique new flavors. Summer fruit beers are often sweet and refreshing, occasionally finding favor with even the most discerning beer critics.
There is now a social network for beer enthusiasts.
Untappd provides a platform to log, rate, and track your favorite summer beers. Each beer that you enter will be saved in your profile for future reference.
The Newbie badge is presented after the first beer is posted. Subsequent entries may win additional badges based on the beer, location, time, company, or other criteria. Attain the Untappd Summer Beer badge by logging at least three different summer beers, which should be easy.
It’s no secret most craft beer connoisseurs consider standard issue mass-produced top Mexican beers undrinkable swill. Conversely, beer from Mexico is more popular than ever, and Corona Extra is a top five brand in America. With so many options, why do Mexican beer sales continue to rise? One word: Escape.
While we don’t take our tasting too seriously, all of our tastings are done using quality Spiegelau glassware designed specifically for beer. Their standard set includes four glasses, each with a different size and shape to maximize the senses. The Spiegelau glass is extremely thin which enhances mouthfeel and tastes. The glass is not porous like standard pint glasses and other barware, allowing the beer to maintain the desired temperature longer.
We have launched a charity: water campaign to raise $5,000 to provide clean water to 250 people!
charity: water is a non-profit organization bringing clean and safe drinking water to people in developing nations. 100% of public donations directly fund water projects.
The primary ingredient in beer is water, right? We take this for granted. So keep in mind that much of the world does not even have clean water to drink, much less premium craft beer. Within the month, we will be starting a campaign to contrast beer and water to raise $5,000 a water well that will provide clean water for 250 people that currently do not have access to clean water!!