Posted June 26, 2013 by whopperjaw in Eats & Drinks

12 Ways to Beat the Heat: The Beers of Summer, Part 2

The Beers of Summer Part 2
The Beers of Summer Part 2

We’re back, with more summertime refreshment on tap (and in bottles and cans). We reached out to beer experts and asked them to share three of their most quaffable seasonal suggestions. If you missed any of Whopperjaw‘s leadoff in The Beers of Summer series, click here to catch up.

Dale Katechis, who goes by the handle “Soul Owner” at Longmont, Colorado’s Oskar Blues Brewery, likes to think globally and drink locally in the summer. He keeps his top three near and dear:


Sarah Pederson, owner and “publican” at Portland, Oregon’s Saraveza Bottle Shop and Pasty Tavern, is a virtual world traveler when it comes to summer brew recommendations:


“(I’m) not sure I can limit it to just three,” writes Geoff Deman, head brewer at Free State Brewing Company in Lawrence, Kansas. “Beer comes in six packs, so here’s what I would build.” (Whopperjaw made a little extra room on the virtual shelf just for Geoff.)

  • Free State Stormchaser IPA – “Unabashedly gonna throw this sessionable wheat-based IPA in because I’ll be drinking it all summer,” Deman says.
  • Victory Prima Pils – “Love this beer when I can get it,” he tells us. “Usually on far-off travels.”
  • Boulevard Saison-Brett – “My friends at Boulevard make one fantastic Saison,” Deman writes. “The perfect expression of Brett, (KC Royals Hall of Famer) George notwithstanding.”
  • Rodenbach Grand Cru – “Tart, crisp, and refreshing, (Grand Cru is) an underrated beer for the summer.”
  • Ayinger Brau-Weisse – “Thanks to Charlie Finkel for bringing this here originally.”
  • Sierra Nevada Pale Ale – In can or bottle, this is Deman’s “all-time go-to beer for BBQs.”



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