8 Best Beers to Drink This Spring

The sun will come out and so will these stellar spring beers

9 Best Beers to Drink This Spring

The sun will come out and so will these stellar spring beers that celebrate the season with notes of peach, apricot, vanilla, and ginger.


Dogfish Head’s spring release is a fruit-forward beer for hop-lovers. This American IPA is brewed with pilsner and crystal malts with supporting flavor coming from sweet and lush apricot juice. It’s one of Dogfish’s most popular seasonal beers and the thirst-quenching fruit and cedar notes are the reason why.

Beer Camp Hoppy Lager

Sierra Nevada invites beer fans to the brewery every week to create a collaborative beer. Beer Camp Hoppy Lager is the result of the past year’s brew fan visits. This brew highlights one of the small-batch standouts, a hop-happy lager that reimagines Sierra Nevada’s collaboration with Ballast Point.

Blue Moon First Peach Ale

Sometimes, in the beer world, spring starts in winter. This is the case with Blue Moon Brewing’s spring release First Peach Ale. It’s got one foot in winter and the other in spring with Belgian-inspired Brown Ale that balances both seasons with flavors of peach and coriander.

Good Juju

Left Hand Brewery brings back their Good Juju this spring. Fresh with spiced flavor kisses of ginger (organic and from Peru), it’s a bright burst of flavor that doesn’t take itself too seriously, but rings in the season just right.


Brewed with barley, wheat, oats, and rye, Great Divide’s spring Orabelle release has been a fan favorite since it hit the market in 2012. It’s a rich, Belgian-style tripel that boasts fruit-forward flavors like banana and citrus.

Phantom Ship

Phantom Ship joins the Heavy Seas Unchartered Waters series this March. This Belgian-style tripel is aged in bourbon barrels (a trend this year), so expect notes of vanilla with a bit of spice.

Spring Bock

Saint Arnold Brewing calls their Spring Bock the laziest of all their beers. It takes eight weeks to ferment and age and is made with five types of malt for a rich, sweet, complex flavor that earned it the Silver Medal at the World Beer Cup in 1998. It’s a fan favorite every year, and this year’s bock is as anticipated as ever.

Sunday Morning Stout

Weyerbacher is celebrating the easy Sunday morning of spring with their new stout blend. Sunday Morning Stout is another of the season’s bourbon barrel-aged stouts, this time with the addition of coffee and whiskey. It bottles at around 11.8 percent ABV, so don’t expect to do much after a few of these come Sunday afternoon.