Lagers, ales, stouts, and porters — when you set out to enjoy a couple of cold ones, there’s a glorious number of beer options to choose from. Whether you enjoy a dark, smooth, filling brew or a light and crispy refresher, we'll bet there’s always a type of beer that will match your mood.
If you’re having trouble deciding which breweries you should look to for the best beer around, don’t worry — we’ve already rounded up The 50 Best Craft Breweries in America for 2015. Now that we’ve narrowed down who makes the best craft beers, it’s time to talk about specifics.
If you’re not an expert on beer, an IPA is a great place to start. If you’re at a loss for which IPAs to order, here’s a list of the ones you should be drinking. If you’re looking to expand your beer horizons and take your sipping to the next level, though, we suggest dabbling in the world of wheat beer — which is simply beer, mostly top-fermented (the method by which ales are made), based on a high percentage of wheat over malted barley,
Wheat beers are usually light and citrusy, making them ideal to enjoy during summer weather or a beach get away — but they also have enough character to be good choices as the weather grows cooler.
Breweries are taking full advantage of the wheat beer’s versatility, as they should be! There are plenty of wheat beers on the market for you to try, but if you want to drink the best of the best — at least in the American beer world — consider these 10 wheat beers from the best craft breweries in America.
Allagash White, Allagash Brewing Company
This Belgian wheat beer is brewed and spiced with coriander and orange peel — making it an utterly refreshing and fruity treat. The Allagash White is sure to cease your cravings for a light and crispy brew.
Florida Cracker, Cigar City Brewing Company
The Florida Cracker is brewed with unmalted wheat and then fermented with a French Saison yeast strain. This unique brewing process gives the beer a spicy yet dry finish, making it an ideal beverage to enjoy on a hot summer day.