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 6
Another trip to the Midwest, another Southern Tier beer review. I was back recently for a wedding and noticed a bottle of ÜBERSUN in a beer store and knew I had to buy it. I couldn’t find any info about this beer on the Southern Tier website, thankfully I took a picture of the bottle. ÜberSun is an (Imperial) Wheat Beer with an 8% ABV.
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.
SUMMER BEERS Day 3
I am a huge fan of lemonade, so obviously the shandy beer style is right up my alley (beer +lemonade = awesome). Today’s beer is Leinenkugel’s variation on the style in the form of their summer seasonal. Summer Shandy has an easy-drinking 4.2% ABV, a mere 130 calories per bottle and is available April-August.
SUMMER BEERS Day 2
Day 2 brings us another beer from Magic Hat Brewing Company’s summer seasonal mix pack. Wacko is a Fruit/Vegetable beer that is available April-July. This “Summer Beer” has a 4.5% ABV and a meager 15 IBUs.
CHRISTMAS IN JULY Beer #4: JOLLY RODGER 2010
Drake’s Brewing’s Jolly Rodger 2010 is another beer that I received for Christmas. This Imperial Red Ale was their winter seasonal and clocked in at 8.0% ABV with 68 IBUs.