Summer Beer Season Has Arrived!


As the summer months start to heat up, and we swap our sweatshirts and skates for shorts and volleyball, this wonderful time of year also brings the joy of tasty summer beers.

Often lighter, crisper, and more flavorful, summer beers can be the quintessential cherry on top of your summer.

With the boom of the craft beer industry it is becoming increasingly easier to find amazing brews to enjoy during summer, but of course quite daunting to sort and pick through them all! We have put together a few resources for you to find that perfect summer beer to try, as well as other fun ways to enjoy beer this summer.

Summer Beer Lists:

We’ve mentioned Summer Beer Review before, it’s still a great resource to have on hand.  Every year the website puts out a spectacularly concise, thorough, and diverse list of summer beers you ought to try. You can sort their list easily to help you find different beers for summer.

The Brewer’s Association’s ‘’ has put together a list of 2015’s US Craft Beer Summer Seasonal’s, all of which are sure to be very tasty!  One thing that is nice about this list is they have segmented it into US regions, making it easier to sort.  They also list where each beer can be purchased, making going out and finding a beer you are interested in even easier! also drew up a list of 7 India Session Ales for Summer, all of which would be perfect to enjoy while out and about this summer. has put together a solid list of summertime  beers.   This list is great for someone looking for a familiar favorite, as well as trying something new.  The links on the list take you to more information about each beer, including where you can find it near you – extremely handy tool!

MBEC Client Summer Beers:

Our wonderful customers all have great beers to sip during the summer, and we aren’t about to leave them out of the loop! Here is a small sample, because of course all of our customers have amazing brews that pair with summer, so be sure to check them out.

Cook with Beer:

Another great way to enjoy beer this summer is to cook with it! There are of course many different types of recipes out there that incorporate beer, ranging from simple to complex, but we provided you a sure fire winner at any summer BBQ,’s Belgian Tripel Chicken wings!

Belgian Tripel & Honey Black Pepper Chicken Wings

Made with your favorite Belgian-style tripel



5 lbs chicken wings (drums & flats separated, tips removed)

1 tablespoon melted butter, unsalted

2 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

salt and pepper


12oz Belgian-style tripel

1 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

1/2 teaspoon coriander

Pinch of salt

½ cup honey

2 garlic cloves, crushed

Is this recipe making you feel hungry? Head to’s recipe for full directions on how to make this tasty appetizer!

Now go out and enjoy a fun and safe summer!


Brewery Equipment Arrives at 703 Pine!

Queen City Brewery equipment arrives! Congratulations, Queen City, equipment will look great in your space!

Queen City Brewery

Wednesday was a big day for us at Queen City Brewery. With expert assistance from Demag Riggers, we unloaded three 40-ft. containers of stainless steel: the steam-jacketed brewhouse (mash tun, lauter tun, brew kettle, and hot liquor tank), six 15-barrel fermenters, two 15-barrel brite tanks, and a huge amount of piping, valves, and other parts. Here are a few photos.

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13 of the Best Literary Quotes About Beer

Beer, and the amazing quotes made about it.


Everybody knows that a beer and a good book go quite well together — including the authors of said books. Since it’s October, everyone’s favorite month for beer (books are good any month of the year), indulge in a few of literature’s greatest quotes about the frothy stuff — from grand pronouncements to so-detailed-you-can-taste-it descriptions of the perfect brew. Then add any of your favorites missing here to the list in the comments!

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QCB’s Brewhouse

Queen City Brewhouse is gearing up to be shipped, exciting!

Queen City Brewery

Our custom brewhouse is almost ready to ship! The vessels are steam-jacketed and the configuration is set up to allow us to carry out decoction mashing. Most commonly used in German lager styles, this is a process where a portion of the mash is brought to a boil, creating some wonderful malt flavor and aroma through Maillard, or browning reactions. Can’t wait to try it out!

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