With summer “officially” over (they’re calling for temps in the 90s next week) I figured it’s time to write up my final review of a summer seasonal. Even though I got sick of this beer after we ordered a keg of it, it was still one of the best summer seasonals I discovered this year.
CITRA BLONDE SUMMER BREW is an American Blonde Ale from Oregon’s Widmer Bros. Brewing. This summer seasonal has a perfect for a hot day 4.3% ABV.
Summer is usually a wasteland for me when it comes to new beers. I’m not the world’s biggest Hefeweizen/Wheat Ale fan (there are some good ones out there) and I can only drink so many Blonde Ales before I get bored, so summer time leads me to scrounge the store shelves for something to satiate my thirst for new beer. Thankfully I found a summer beer from one of my favorite breweries that I had some how overlooked up to this point.
TWILIGHT SUMMER ALE is an American Blonde Ale with a meek 35 IBUs and an easy drinking 5% ABV.
SUMMER BEERS Day 7
As the weather is starting to cool down outside, my summer seasonal week is also coming to an end. For this last day I decided to go with the beer that I had the most this year: SOMERSAULT from New Belgium Brewing Company. Somersault is a blonde ale with a 5.2% ABV, 28 IBUs and 130 calories.
SUMMER BEERS Day 5
Day 5 may brings us another blonde ale, but it’s my first beer from Utah’s Uinta Brewing Company. Sum’r is not only a summer seasonal (available March through September), but it’s also part of their Four + series. This organic ale has a tiny 17 IBUs and a mild 4% ABV.
SUMMER BEERS Day 4
I recently went and saw John Williams perform live with the Los Angeles Philharmonic at the Hollywood Bowl and I brought a six pack of this beer to keep me company. I knew nothing about it, but I saw that it was a summer seasonal and what better type of beer to keep you cool on a warm August night while enjoying live music under the stars. Summer Love is a blonde ale available May through the summer. It clocks in at an easy drinking 5.2% ABV.
Au Naturale is a certified organic blonde ale with 23 IBUs and a 4.9% ABV.