Summer Beer Season Has Arrived!

Summer_beer

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 ‘craftbeer.com’ 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!

Craftbeer.com 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.

Beermenus.com 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, craftbeer.com’s Belgian Tripel Chicken wings!

Belgian Tripel & Honey Black Pepper Chicken Wings

Made with your favorite Belgian-style tripel

Ingredients

Wings 

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

1 tablespoon melted butter, unsalted

2 tablespoon canola or vegetable oil

salt and pepper

Sauce

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 craftbeer.com’s recipe for full directions on how to make this tasty appetizer!

Now go out and enjoy a fun and safe summer!

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