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Summa Time Suds: Awesome beers for awesome summer days
June 5, 2014
We’ve officially broken the 90 degree mark here in Denver this week, and while the Summer Solstice doesn’t hit until June 21st (that’s right I know about solstices and stuff, you’re welcome for the nerd knowledge) I think passing the official “It’s fucking hot out” mark of 90 constitutes the unofficial start of summer. As such, it is only appropriate to compile a list of few beers that are great for the hot sunny days we can look forward to here in the Mile High City (and would be equally awesome everywhere else):
Rumble IPA by Great Divide: Most barrel aged beers fall into the darker heavier end of the spectrum as these tend to be the flavors best complimented by the addition of an oaky taste. Rumble is a fantastic example of capturing that strong flavor while still imparting the other more refreshing qualities of traditional pale ale. Keep in mind this seasonal is usually only available until the end of June, so get it while you can.
Scorn by Trve Brewing: While only available in the Trve taproom, this is a wheat beer that shouldn’t be missed if you are out and about along south Broadway this summer. Unlike most wheat beers, Scorn presents a more complex flavor profile thanks in large part to being dry-hopped. This is a year round offering from Trve, so if you acquire a taste for this one you can have it any time you feel like going down for a pint and some metal.
Karma Pale Ale by Avery Brewing: Karma is another seasonal offering on the list, but it is given attention here for good reason. This Pale Ale is a fantastic combination of fruity tastes from the Belgian yeast and balanced hoppy tones to compliment. A chilled pint of this on the back porch is always a satisfying summer activity, and if you have someone over you can say you gave them good Karma (Yes, that was in fact the most terrible cheesy joke ever. No stop judging me and drink your beer)
Prost Pils by Prost Brewing: This is one of the best pilsners I’ve ever had. Period. Prost has created a beautifully crisp, perfectly malty experience with this beer and it is hard to imagine another pilsner competing with its prowess (can you tell I like this one?) The low alcohol content and crispness of Prost Pils makes this a good beer for an afternoon of cooling off and having pints with friends
I hope this gives at least one of you a new beer to try this summer. If there is something that's not on this list that is a "go-to" for you during the summer months, feel free to share it with me on Twitter!
What I was drinking during this post: Moose Drool by Big Sky Brewing