Required Drinking – 5 Summer Beers You Need To Chase Down

Summer pairs perfectly with beer. And with the season fast approaching you’re gonna need the right beer and here are 5 crafty offerings you might want to chase down.

21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

Available April through September in cans and on draft 21st Amendment’s Hell or High Watermelon is a 4.8% American Wheat Ale which goes through a traditional secondary fermentation with 100% fresh watermelon.

Both a fruit beer (that’s never too fruity) and a Wheat Ale that refuses to be boring, 21st Amendment’s warm weather seasonal is a vacation in a can!

Hops and Grain The One They Call Zoe

Named after a Hops & Grain’s brewer’s beloved dog, The One They Call Zoe is a massively dry-hopped, Czech-style Pale Lager that’s brewed to pair as ruggedly with the scorching Texas heat.

Pound it straight from the can or ‘glass it up” and revel in its lush white head and dusky floral aroma, but whatever you do, you’re gonna enjoy it.

 

Anchor Summer Wheat

First launched in 1984, Anchor Brewing’s summer classic claims to be “the first American wheat beer in modern times.”

Crisp, clean and dependably thirst-quenching. Anchor Summer Wheat is a 4.5% ABV filtered Wheat Ale that’s as cool as a San Francisco summer.

Alaskan Summer Kölsch

First brewed back in 1997, when Alaskan Brewing was not more than a brewpub, Alaskan’s summer seasonal won a gold medal at the 2008 World Beer Cup and took a silver at the 2008 GABF.

Crafted using pure glacial fed waters and a generous blend of European and Pacific Northwest hops Alaskan Summer Kölsch is a 5.3% ABV refresher that doesn’t disappoint.

 

Baxter Summer Swelter

Lewiston, Maine’s Baxter Brewing takes a less obvious (though no less welcome) approach to their summer seasonal release and it paid off when they decided to take a road less travelled.

Named “one of 8 ‘just-right’ summer beers” by Esquire Magazine, Baxter Summer Swelter is a hoppy Wheat Ale hybrid of sorts, brewed to pair perfectly with New England summers and roaring late-night bonfires on the beach.

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