Will there ever be too many Summer seasonal beers? Yes. Is there already too many? Probably. Lucky for you, your friends at Top Ten Liquors can help weed through that thick lawn that should have been mowed two weeks ago. “It was sprinkling”, “the mower is buried in the garage/shed, I can grab it this weekend, though”, “I’m tired”, and, my personal favorite, “meh”. Here is your chance, put on your big-boy or big-girl pants, grab that mower, where ever you left it before the snow started falling, and get your house in order. That way you can reward yourself with some tasty beers.
But with all those Summer Seasonal beers on our shelves and the shelves of every other liquor store out there, which one(s) should you choose? Let me tell you about a few of my favorite summer beers.
And Now, the Brews
|Finnegans | Freckled Rooster | Biere Blanc Ale|
|Stick your pinkie out when you drink this one because the French style beer is the perfect summer beer for everyone who wants to drink a beer and feel fancy at the same time! With aromas of melon, stone fruit, and a hint of Sauvignon Blanc grapes, the “biere” is great for all kinds of beer drinkers from your craft beer aficionado cousin to your aunt who “doesn’t like beer”. There is no lack of flavor either with a little extra carbonation, spicy notes from the Saison yeast, and the hops. Not only is the beer tasty, it also is very versatile with food including seafood, charcuterie (fancy meat and cheese trays), and a nice fruit forward salad. Plus, there is a killer deal going on with these at the store right now!|
|6 pk Bottles | 5.8% ABV | 18 IBUs|
|Evil Twin | Imperial Biscotti Break | Imperial Stout|
|You may not think that a heavy Imperial Stout would be all that appropriate for a summer beer, but I beg to differ. Summer seasonal beers are only good when the sun is out, but what happens when the sun goes down, the air gets a slight chill to it, and the bonfire begins to stoke? That is the ultimate time to dive into Evil Twin’s Imperial Biscotti Break. Notes of vanilla wafers, coffee and a little banana nut bread shoot from the rim of the glass. Sipping brings forth chocolate chips, roasted coffee beans, and some toasted bread. A sweet treat that confirms your hard work of mowing the lawn gives you the right to relax around the campfire.|
|4 pk 16 oz Cans | 11.5 ABV | N/A IBUs|
|Tallgrass | Raspberry Jam | Berliner Weisse|
|A Berliner Weisse is the perfect vehicle for a raspberry addition. The natural tartness of a Berliner Weisse coupled with raspberries makes me weak at the knees just thinking about it! The nose picks up an abundance of raspberries with a tinge of wheat. As you knock it back, the raspberries hit you right in the kisser followed by a caress of sour to soothe you back to full mana. This beer is light and oh so refreshing, and with the low ABV, you could crush the six pack and still be able to operate your lawn mower. I wouldn’t recommend it, though.|
|6 pk Cans | 4.3% ABV | N/A IBUs|