Are you a taste-tester, a draft-lover or a self-proclaimed admirer of ale? Do you savor the sensation of a smooth lager, a hoppy pale or a rich stout? When it comes to fantastic flavor, nothing can satisfy you and your customers more than quality craft beer, and the best brews are those specifically suited to the season.
A new trend is taking hold of the adult beverage world: seasonal beers specially styled to emulate winter, spring, summer or fall. A beer can be considered seasonal because of the lightness or darkness of structure, the incorporation of seasonal flavors or the suitability of pairing with particular foods. Looking for seasonal beers to try in 2018? We’ll recommend the best.
Summer Seasonal Beers to try in 2019
Summer is the month for easy to drink brews. Whether you’re having a summer cookout, spending the day out on the water, doing yardwork, or just grabbing a brew after a long day, summer beers are hands down some of our favorite. That’s why we put together a list of 14 top summer beers that you can crack open no matter what you’re doing in the summer sun.
Great summer beer styles include: fruit beers, sour beers, wheat beers, pale/hoppy beers, classic pilsner, and really any beer that’s easy to drink- we don’t discriminate.
Here Are 14 of the Best Seasonal Beers to Try in Summer 2019.
SeaQuench Ale — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
SeaQuench is a session sour beer that combines the crisp flavors of a Kolsch, the salty flavors of a Gose, and tart flavors of a Berliner-Weisse, to create the absolute perfect summer brew. SeaQuench is brewed with Lime & sea salt, making it a great beer to pair with summer seafood, chicken or nothing at all!
SeaQuench Beer Ratings
- 4.9% ABV
- 3.74/5 on Untappd
- 3.83/5 on Beer Advocate
Green Zebra — Founders Brewing Company
Green Zebra is one of the easiest day-drinking beers out there. With an initial burst of watermelon, a subtle-sour bite, and a salty finish, this beer turns into a refreshingly juicy, slightly sweet summer beer that goes down easy.
Green Zebra Beer Ratings
- 4.6% ABV
- 3.49/5 on Untappd
- 3.89/5 on Beer Advocate
El Gose — Avery Brewing Company
El Gose is the perfect beer for those people that love the taste of margaritas, but don’t quite want to end up naked in someones front yard and not remember. This beer is brewed with lime and sea salt, which may not seem different from many gose-style beers, but this one in particular stands out for its tart, but balanced, flavor.
El Gose Beer Ratings
- 4.5% ABV
- 3.79/5 on Untappd
- 3.62/5 on Beer Advocate
Kirsch Gose — Victory Brewing Company
This cherry beer is surprisingly tart and refreshingly salty. It has a crisp burst of cherry, but a light overall body, and a rounded character, making it quite the thirst quencher for those hot summer days.
Kirsch Gose Beer Ratings
- 4.7% ABV
- 3.78/5 on Untappd
- 3.68/5 on Beer Advocate
Grandes Lagos — Great Lakes Brewing Company
Grandes Lagos is a mexican-style lager brewed with hibiscus flowers, giving it a slightly-pink hue. This brew has a slight malty flavor, making it a refreshing brew to accompany fruity desserts, shellfish, and vacations.
Grandes Lagos Beer Ratings
- 5.4% ABV
- 3.49/5 on Untappd
- 4.57/5 on Beer Advocate
Mexican Honey Imperial Lager — Indeed Brewing Company
This Mexican Lager is brewed with Mexican orange blossom honey and amarillo hops. It features floral and citrus notes. With a shocking 8% ABV, this beer is extremely smooth and deliciously refreshing for summer nights.
Mexican Honey Beer Ratings
- 8% ABV
- 3.72/5 on Untappd
- 3.91/5 on Beer Advocate
Oberon Ale — Bell’s Brewery
Oberon is one of those beers that you just keep coming back to year after year because it’s reliably delicious for summer drinking. This wheat beer is a classic, loved by many due to it’s citrus, fruity flavors, and tasteful clove-like spice. Take this light beer with you wherever you go this summer
Oberon Ale Beer Ratings
- 5.8% ABV
- 3.76/5 on Untappd
- 3.82/5 on Beer Advocate
Lunch — Maine Beer Company
This beer is rated very highly by users across the board. Maine Brewing Company describes it as their “‘East Coast’ version of a West Coast-style IPA.” This beer features flavors of citrus fruit and pine – classic flavors for a refreshing IPA.
Lunch Beer Ratings
- 7% ABV
- 4.26/5 on Untappd
- 4.39/5 on Beer Advocate
Gold Digger IPA — Auburn AleHouse
Finally. A beer that pairs well with juicy burgers and pulled pork sandwiches. This brew is just a juicy as the food it pairs with. It’s well loved for its crisp, bite-y citrus flavors, without being over carbonated. Enjoy this with for those backyard summer cookouts!
Gold Digger IPA Ratings
- 6.3% ABV
- 3.84/5 on Untappd
- 3.74/5 on Beer Advocate
Intergalactic Lupulinary IPA — Back East Brewing Company
This summer brew is packed with great summer flavors including citrus and tropical fruit. It carries notes of lemon, peach and melon in the nose, but ends pleasantly bitter, making it a refreshing brew for any summer day.
Intergalactic Lupulinary IPA Ratings
- 5.4% ABV
- 3.77/5 on Untappd
- 3.77/5 on Beer Advocate
Julius — Tree House Brewing Company
Julius is packed with American hops that give it its key flavors and aromas of mango, peach, passionfruit and overall citrus. This brew has a soft mouthfeel, and a rounded bitterness, making it a solid beer for any summer activities.
- 6.8% ABV
- 4.56/5 on Untappd
- 4.66/5 on Beer Advocate
Sunshine Pils — Tröegs Independent Brewing Company
If you’re looking for a light summer beer to drink down while you’re grilling for the family, you’ve found it. Sunshine Pils is one of Tröegs lightest, easiest to drink beers. Of course, this beer is still packed with more flavor than a typical lager.
Sunshine Pils Ratings
- 4.5% ABV
- 3.43/5 on Untappd
- 3.74/5 on Beer Advocate
Polestar Pilsner — Left Hand Brewing Company
Polestar is a “Zesty, German-style pilsner with great biscuity malt flavor and a dry, crisp finish.” This slightly-hoppy pilsner is a solid brew for pilsner lovers.
Polestar Pilsner Ratings
- 5.5% ABV
- 3.3/5 on Untappd
- 3.66/5 on Beer Advocate
Pau Hana Pilsner — Maui Brewing Company
When you drink this pilsner, imagine yourself in Hawaii. This brew is perfect for those that prefer lighter brews. It offers “sweetness, balanced by a spicy hop profile.”
Pau Hana Ratings
- 5.2% ABV
- 3.46/5 on Untappd
- 3.73/5 on Beer Advocate
Summer Lovin’ Drinking Easy
People love easy-to-sip summer beers. Light drinking beers can keep the right people sitting at your restaurant or bar for hours. Let your restaurant or bar customers pour as many brews as they want! With a self-serve tap system customers pay by the ounce, allowing them to taste & pour as many summer beers as they want, without your losing a dime. Request a free quote for your bar or restaurant today.
Winter Seasonal Beers to try in 2019
For the cold, bitter nights and long, snowy months of winter, sipping on dark, complex beer brews can melt the chill and make your hibernation cozier. From roasty stouts and porters to boozy imperials, aged bourbons and chocolate and coffee dessert beers, these brews will warm your heart and stomach like a hearth.
Here Are 11 of the Best Seasonal Beers to Try in Winter 2019.
- Good Morning — Tree House Brewing Company
- Heady Topper — The Alchemist
- Oak-Aged Vanilla World Wide Stout — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
- Accumulation White IPA — New Belgium Brewing Company
- Pennsylvania Tuxedo — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
- Christmas Ale — Great Lakes Brewing Company
- Santa vs. Unicorn — Pipeworks Brewing Company
- Stir Crazy Porter — Indeed Brewing Company
- Tres Blueberry Stout — Dark Horse Brewing Company
- Bourbon Barrel Aged Winter Warmer — Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
- Rosetta — Brewery Ommegang
Spring Seasonal Beers to try in 2019
Just barely out of the snowy months of winter, spring days may be slightly cool, but tease us with beautiful sunshine-filled days. We know you’re already breaking into those crisp, white wines, so why not try a refreshing brew to match that style. Having the perfect beer to sip on at your first cookout of the year, or while you’re doing yard work can really get you ready to take on spring. We’ve done the searching, and found a couple of brews that you should plant in your beer fridge this spring.
Here Are 7 of the Best Seasonal Beers to Try in Spring 2019.
- First Cut Mango IPA — Tröegs Independent Brewing Company
- Double Dry Hopped Congress Street IPA — Trillium Brewing Company
- Romantic Chemistry IPA — Dogfish Head Craft Brewery
- Poop Your Pants Chocolate Bock — Perrin Brewing Company
- Saison du Fermier — Side Project Brewing
- Cultivator Helles Bock — Tröegs Independent Brewing Company
- Hennepin Farmhouse Saison — Brewery Ommegang
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