Happy soon-to-be 4th of July! Most of us celebrate America’s Independence Day by heading to a BBQ, enjoying time with friends and family, and watching exhilarating fireworks displays. And typically the drink of choice for the day is a nice, refreshing beer. To help you pick out some righteous brews, we’ve provided some great American beer recommendations below:
Mama’s Lil’ Yellow Pils by Oskar Blues is a light, crisp sessional pilsner that goes great with a hot summer day. It starts with a bready flavor and ends with a nice crisp finish accompanied by a light mouthfeel.
Dead Guy Ale by Rogue Ales & Spirits is a well-balanced beer with a touch of floral sweetness and a bit of hoppy bitterness. The World Beer Championship Judges describe it as “Deep reddish amber hue. Generous toasty malt aromas and earthy hops follow through on a moderately full-bodied palate with fruity accents and a long spicy hop finish. A delicious hybrid style with bock-like maltiness but ale-like hopping.”
Summerfest by Sierra Nevada is a nice delicate, yet complex, summer lager that seems like the perfect “drinking outside” kind of beer. It’s malty with a kick of citrus and a clean mouthfeel.
Shock Top Belgian White by Anheuser-Busch is a medium-bodied Belgian-style wheat ale that’s been brewed with orange, lemon, lime and coriander. A refreshing American beer to have on hand while flipping some burgers on the grill.
60 minute IPA by Dogfish Head is on the lighter side for an IPA which makes it is a tasty beer to sip while lounging poolside. It has a complex malt taste that is nicely balanced.
Taste Vacations’ sister company, Zephyr Adventures, is the organizer of the annual Beer Bloggers & Writers Conference. This year’s conference will be held in Asheville, NC July 17 – 19, 2015.