American Craft Brews to Try This Summer

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American Craft Brews to Try This Summer

There are tons of summer brews to choose from. Some of these seasonal beers won’t be available next year, while others are summertime favorites that return annually. If you’re planning your summer vacation, you might even want to add some of these all-American breweries to your itinerary.

Bikini Blonde Lager: Maui Brewing Co., Hawaii

This one is bursting with floral hops and has a bold yet smooth finish.

Bumble Berry Honey Blueberry Ale: Fat Head’s Brewery, Ohio

This beer is brewed with spring honey and infused with fresh blueberries. It’s a light, refreshing beer with a sweet finish and a strong blueberry aroma. It pairs well with chicken and salad.

Cucumber Saison: Cigar City Brewing, Florida

With this beer, expect a big aroma of cucumbers and lemon zest. The flavor is very tropical, with a clean finish. It’s an easy, light, and refreshing sip that will pair well with a variety of dishes from burgers to salads.

Dead Rise Old Bay Summer Ale: Flying Dog Brewery, Maryland

This one is specifically designed to highlight the flavors of Old Bay seasoning, whether on seafood or potato chips or anything else. With citrus hops and a crisp, tart finish you’ll want to have this beer in hand for your seafood bake this summer.

Easy Jack Ipa: Firestone Walker Brewing Company, California

Easy Jack IPA is the newest addition to Firestone Walker’s brews. It packs a massive amount of aroma and is dry-hopped with a new selection of hops available from Europe.

Summertime Ale: Atwater Brewery, Detroit

This American wheat-style beer has a citrus and lemon finish. It's crisp and bright, with distinct dark wheat flavors.

Porch: Mother Earth Brewing, North Carolina

This beer is bursting with strong citrus aromas. It’s slightly bitter but has a sweet finish — the bright flavors make it the perfect afternoon sip.  Enjoy it with food pairings from spicy Thai to grilled burgers. 

Prism White Ale: Saranac Brewery, New York

This is a lighter wheat ale with a bright citrus flavor. It has a smooth finish and pairs well with full-flavored spicy food.

Raspberry Reef: Saltwater Brewery, Florida

The raspberry notes in this beer are balanced by the subtle hop additions and the malt profile. Raspberry Reef is an easy-drinking and refreshing beer, perfect for the hot summer days. It pairs well with seafood.

Sum’r Summer Ale: Uinta Brewing. Utah

Goes great with grilled food like chicken, fish, and burgers. This lighter beer has a unique blend of Japanese hops, which creates a beautiful, refreshing golden ale.