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Drinking in the winter is great. It’s cold, so by pouring down a nice stout beer down your gullet, it keeps you warm and gives you a nice buzz. But there’s nothing quite as fun as summer drinking. Just heading out into the sun, cracking open a six-pack of your favorite alcoholic beverage, maybe watching a few scantily-clad women frolic on a nearby beach, and just soak in the rays while you’re getting a nice buzz on. But the key to getting the most out of your seasonal brews is knowing which ones are the best one for the season. There’s a big difference between a summer brew, or a fall brew, or a winter brew. (We still can’t particularly tell what a “spring brew” is; we’re not super brainy when it comes to the art of drinking.) And knowing that difference is what makes the difference between a fine time out, and a great time.
So today, we’re heading over to the fine folks over at Maxim as they impart some of their tremendous wisdom on us regarding which beers everyone should be drinking this summer. Among the entries:
7. Goose Island Summertime (Chicago), 4.7% ABV
A traditional German-style Kölsch beer tweaked for the summer months.
Tester’s take: “Frothy, clean, and sweet. It’s light enough to drink all day but has fun complexities that make my tongue happy.”
We have a soft spot in our hearts for Goose Island because it is a Chicago beer, and that’s where we always did our best drinking. But it’s not for everyone. Give it a shot, and if it still doesn’t work for you, well, there’s another 9 beers on the list for you to try. Happy Friday, everyone!