There’s nothing better than gulping down a can or bottle of chilled beer on a hot summer’s day. With so many types of beer on offer, there are definitely a lot of options – starting from the bitter to the more fruitier. Listed below are ten refreshing brews which are packed with flavor, perfect to quench the summer thirst.
1. Bitburger Premium Pils
Bitburger Premium Pils is a classic German Pilsener beer which is perfect for the heat. Brewed with the best of ingredients, this premium is the best example of German Pils. The brew is known to have been made in the traditional manner for many years, resulting in a pleasantly bitter and delicately tart taste. Loaded with a strong hop taste and a wonderful lager snap, this beer goes perfectly well with the summer breeze.
2. Samuel Smith’s Pure Brewed Lager
Samuel Smith’s Pure Brewed Lager is much sweeter and has a light hops presence. The brew is made with extreme care using barley, soft water, medium soft water, bottom fermenting yeast and hops, bringing out a pleasantly faint fruity flavor. It is matured at low temperatures to bring out its delicate taste and is stored in underground caves to improve the lager’s condition and purity. So the next time you want something to drink with some grilled chicken, get a case of this beer and enjoy.
3. Flying Dog Classic Pale Ale
Also known by the name Doggy Style, this ale is an American beer brewed by Flying Dog Brewery and is very popular among all beer drinkers. It is clear and amber in color with a cream-colored head and the taste is a caramel malt flavor, topped with a citrus tang and finished with a grassy hop flavor. This American beer with an English style is a great summer thirst quencher.
4. Goose Island India Pale Ale
Pale ale’s are beers with less alcohol and for some, is an acquired taste. The Goose Island India Pale Ale with a light to medium body and a consistent malty flavor, is a hit among people who enjoy fresh hops. Chill out by the pool side with a bottle of Goose Island and you’re good for the day.
5. Paulaner Hefe-Weizen
Having a bottle of Paulaner Hefe-Weizen beer straight out of the refrigerator is a joy. Best served chilled, this classic Bavarian-style wheat beer is a favorite among the boys. The well-balanced taste of malt and hops which gives you a light fruity taste with a hint of floral tones tickles the taste buds. Pop in a wedge of lemon to go with picnic food or barbecues.
6. Berliner Kindl Weisse
A classic German beer, Berliner Kindl Weisse is an amazing concoction of perfectly mixed barley, hops and yeast. The golden-colored beer has a citrus flavor and is light bodied. Since it leans towards the sour side, some may find it a bit too tart to handle. But if you add a dash of raspberry syrup to it, it will take the sour edge off.
7. Samuel Adams Summer Ale
The name itself screams out summer so you just can’t go wrong with this fabulous ale. The peppery African spice along with some lemon zest brings out a nice malty ale, enjoyable by all. Since wheat contributes very little added flavor to the beer, the fruit and spice flavors stand out, making this a popular summer time drink.
8. Pyramid Apricot Weizen Ale
This wheat beer has a subtle but significant flavor of apricots nicely blended into it. The fruits add that extra zing, making it popular among women. The beer is also known to enhance the flavor of marinades, especially for barbecues.
9. Boulevard Brewing Co. Zon
A Kansas City version of the famous Belgien Witbier style, this beer has interesting twists. The addition of coriander and orange peels add an extra element to the ale, making it glorious to drink. The unmalted wheat it uses gives out a cloudy white appearance and a smooth feel when consumed.
10. Buffalo Bill’s Orange Blossom Cream Ale
An orange flavor dominates this ale, making its taste more like a soda-pop with orange. The fruity taste is quite obvious which makes it not so popular among men, but it’s still a great drink to carry to a summer picnic.