While it might seem that spring hasn’t quite gotten into the act yet in your neck of the woods, summer really is right around the corner and some of the nation’s best craft breweries are gearing up to make it a summer worth remembering. You’ll find some pretty interesting seasonal brews on offer this summer, from breweries like Redhook, Goose Island, Metropolitan Brewing and Milwaukee Brewing. While not all of these will be widely available across the country, you can bet that you’ll find at least a few worth trying.
Redhook’s Seasonal Offering
This summer, Redhook is releasing their Redhook Wit. However, you’ll find that they do things up right and apply that traditional Redhook twist. They’ve added fresh ginger to their wit, boosting the flavor and aroma significantly. At just 5.2% ABV, you can bet that you won’t be knocked out having several of these in a row and the refreshing taste is just what you want on a hot summer day.
Goose Island’s Summer Offering
While Anheuser-Busch might have bought out Goose Island, it seems that they’ll stay in keeping with their craft beer roots (after all, they’re still a craft brewery at heart). This summer, you can expect them to release their Summertime Kolsch. Flavored with lemon and offering hints of fruit, this is a great beer to enjoy any time during the summer. It’s light, refreshing and pretty drinkable in a session. You’ll also find they’re bringing out their Rotweizen, which offers banana flavors and a deep red color.
Metropolitan Brewing’s Summer Offering
If you enjoy a good Kolsch, then Metropolitan has something you’ll love. Their Krankshaft brew offers fruit flavors and provides a nice, crisp taste. If you’re looking for a lot of refreshment from the summertime heat, this is one beer that really delivers.
Milwaukee Brewing’s Summer Offering
If you’re looking for a monster beer to quench a monster thirst, then Milwaukee Brewing’s Godzilla is just what you want. This is a really powerful beer, coming in at 10% ABV. That means it’s certainly not a session beer, but doesn’t mean that you can’t enjoy it. Godzilla offers an infusion of two types of green tea and chamomile, as well as several other Asian spices. It’s technically a witbeir though.
If you’re looking for something to slake your thirst this summer, then America’s craft brewers have something to satisfy no matter how big your thirst might be.