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Apr 15, 2010 09:30 AM

Summer Beers Are Here!

Hounds, the summer beers are coming out in the storees by me and I need some new ones - what do you recommend?
I just picked up a case of harpoon summer beer (it was accidental to get the whole case, I meant to get the mixed case that included the summer beer but unsure what happened between my mind registering it and reaching for the case), regardless, I like it, it's very light and can drink a lot of them or even through a whole day but am looking for something with a touch more flavor and mouth-feel.
I love the Sam Adams Summer Ale and Linenkuegels summer offering but what else you guys got?
In PA where I am during the week I have to buy by the case but when I go to NJ usually every other weekend until beach time comes I can get six-packs so it's fairly open range.

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  1. New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat. Best American brewed wheat beer on the market. Suppose that's no help since they don't distribute out of state. But man alive! - and I don't usually care for wheat beers.

    Check out some saisons, there's some good summer drinking.

    1. You are living in a state that makes some of the best hot weather beers in the country. Victory, Sly Fox, Tröegs and Stoudts all make great pilsners for starters.

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      1. re: Insidious Rex

        I couldn't agree more. Added bonus - SlyFox comes in cans. Nothing says "summer" quite like a cooler full of beer.

        I picked up a six-pack of Stoudt's new Kolsch this morning. 5 o'clock just can't come fast enough. . . .

        1. re: Insidious Rex

          Oh yes, I completely agree - lots of great breweries around here! Just wondering what some faves were so I could seek them out in particular....I love both Sly Fox and Troegs but haven't had too much from Stoudt's.

          1. re: pie22

            The Kolsch was crisp with a floral hint, a bit of sweetness in the foretatse and little to no aftertaste. A wonderful, flavorful summer beer indeed.

            pie - If you're anywhere near Adamstown, I suggest a trip to the beer garden at the Stoudt's brewery (or the restaurant next door) to sample the goodness. If not, the Scarlet Lady and the American Pale Ale are probably the most widely distributed of their beers. The Pils, to which Insidious Rex refers, is terrific, as well.

        2. Weyerbacher Blanche is one of my favorite summer beers from another great PA brewery

          1. Bell's Oberon is summer for me!

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            1. re: geg5150

              Scarlet Lady is one of my 'go to' beers. I love that stuff!

            2. Picked up a couple of the new Firestone Walker summer beer last night, Solace. A nice beer for a warm sunny afternoon.