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SEASONAL PRODUCTS: SUMMER

FLYING FISH - FLYING FISH FARMHOUSE

ABV: 4.9%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Spicy foods, fish, salads, and anything you can put on the grill. Also makes a great marinade
Seasonal Availability: Summer

A tribute to the highly drinkable "every day" beers from French-speaking Belgium. Contains Belgian two-row pale malt and 7% wheat. This beer is lightly filtered with an earthy, spicy hop character from imported Styrian Goldings hops and a beautiful rich creamy head from the wheat.


FLYING FISH FARMHOUSE


STARR HILL BREWERY - GRATEFUL PALE ALE

ABV: 4.7%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Pale Ale

Grateful creates a fresh spin on the American Pale Ale tradition. A strong citrusy, resinous aroma from the hops leads into a light body with subtle malt flavor. Grateful is a sessionable brew at 4.7% abv.


GRATEFUL PALE ALE


LONG TRAIL - LONG TRAIL BELGIAN WHITE

ABV: 4.7%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Poultry, lightly seasoned fish and chevre
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Belgian Witbier

Our Belgian White Ale is modeled after the original Belgian Witbiers brewed in monasteries during the early 14th century. The soft notes of citrus and spice are topped with a light, fluffy head that finishes clean and crisp. This fresh and natural ale is our summer seasonal brew, perfect for lounging lake-side or celebrating trail’s end…ENJOY!


LONG TRAIL BELGIAN WHITE


MAGIC HAT - MAGIC HAT ELDER BETTY

ABV: 5.5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Summer

The wisdom of ages hangs sweet and free from the branches of Elder Betty’s elderberry tree. She is the matriarch of the summer sun, the spirit in our bare dancing feet and the healer of cold weather wounds. Listen for her on warm waves and winds asd the joy of a thousand lifetimes flows from the earth through her branches and drink her offering with ecstatic abandon. Elder Betty is a Weiss-Style ale with bready malt flavor balanced by a touch of hops and complemented by the tart berry flavors of elderberry


MAGIC HAT ELDER BETTY


MAGIC HAT - MAGIC HAT IPA ON TOUR BLIND FAITH

ABV: 6.2%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: India Pale Ale

Created to aid in deciphering the puzzles along life's road and to interpret signs in the voyages of the spirit. Blind Faith is an extremely well-balanced India Pale Ale with a crisp, refreshing hop bitterness and a deep malt body to match.


MAGIC HAT IPA ON TOUR BLIND FAITH


MIKE'S - MIKE'S HARD PINK LEMONADE

ABV: 5%
Calories: 230
Carbs: 32
Category: Malternatives
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Flavored Malt Beverage Flavored malt beverages are brewery products that differ from traditional malt beverages such as beer, ale, lager, porter, stout, or malt liquor in several respects. Flavored malt beverages exhibit little or no traditional beer or malt beverage character. Their flavor is derived primarily from added flavors rather than from malt and other materials used in fermentation. At the same time, flavored malt beverages are marketed in traditional beer-type bottles and cans. Their alcohol content is similar to other malt beverages in the 4-6% alcohol by volume range.

Although flavored malt beverages are produced at breweries, their method of production differs significantly from the production of other malt beverages and beer. In producing flavored malt beverages, brewers brew a fermented base of beer from malt and other brewing materials. Brewers then treat this base using a variety of processes in order to remove malt beverage character from the base. For example, they remove the color, bitterness, and taste generally associated with beer, ale, porter, stout, and other malt beverages. This leaves a base product to which brewers add various flavors, which typically contain distilled spirits, to achieve the desired taste profile and alcohol level.

While the alcohol content of flavored malt beverages is similar to that of most traditional malt beverages, the alcohol in many of them is derived primarily from the distilled spirits component of the added flavors rather than from fermentation.



An iconic all-American favorite done hard. Mike's hard pink lemonade makes for the perfect cool beverage on a hot afternoon. It's packed with all the punch and sour kick that's made Mike's famous and it's linked to a great cause. Mike's will donate a portion of Mike's Hard Pink Lemonade proceeds to the Brest Cancer Research Fund!


MIKE'S HARD PINK LEMONADE


SAM ADAMS - SAM ADAMS PORCH ROCKER

ABV: 4.5%
Calories: 161
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: SUMMER

Perfect for any summer day, Samuel Adams® Porch Rocker™ was inspired by traditional Bavarian Radlers that mix beer with German-style lemonade. Our bright and citrusy Radler is a Helles beer with a fresh-squeezed lemon taste, effervescent sweetness, and slightly tart, refreshing finish. A light malt character and hint of hops balance out this satisfying summer brew.


SAM ADAMS PORCH ROCKER


SAM ADAMS - SAM ADAMS SUMMER

ABV: 5.40%
Calories: 175
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: White fish, brunch foods, salads and citrus marinade chicken.
Seasonal Availability: April thru August
Beverage Type: American Pale Wheat Ale An Americanized version of a Hefe Weizen, these beers range within the pale to golden range in color. Reminiscent of a Hefe Weizen in appearance, unless filtered. Long-lasting head with a light to medium body, higher carbonation is proper. German Weizen flavors and aromas of banana esters and clove-like phenols will not be found. Most use a substantial percentage of wheat malt. Hop character will be low to high but most are moderate in bitterness. There may be some fruitiness from ale fermentation though most examples use of a fairly neutral ale yeast, resulting in a clean fermentation with little to no diacetyl.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.

Average alcohol by volume (abv) range: 4.0-7.0%



Bright and citrusy, brewed with Grains of Paradise.

Samuel Adams® Summer Ale is an American wheat ale. This summer seasonal uses malted wheat, lemon peel and Grains of Paradise, a rare pepper from Africa first used as a brewing spice in the 13th century, to create a crisp taste, spicy flavor and medium body. The ale fermentation imparts a background tropical fruit note reminiscent of mangos and peaches. All of these flavors come together to create a thirst quenching, clean finishing beer perfect for those warm summer days.


SAM ADAMS SUMMER


SAM ADAMS - SAM ADAMS SUMMER VARIETY

ABV:
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Variety

Sam Adams Summer Variety Beers Include:




SHINER - SHINER RUBY REDBIRD

ABV: 4.01%
Category: Craft / Specialty

Shiner Ruby Redbird is brewed with genuine Texas Rio Red Grapefruit, the signature sweet citrus of the Rio Grande Valley, and ginger. This lager beer features grapefruit tartness and finishes with a ‘lil kick of ginger. With Texas Ruby Red Grapefruit and Ginger, Shiner Ruby Redbird is sure to be a crisp and refreshing summer beer.


SHINER RUBY REDBIRD


STEGMAIER - STEGMAIER HIGH DIVE

ABV: 5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Brewery: Stegmaier
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Belgian Whea Ale Belgian Pales consume the Belgian brewing scene, and were initially brewed to compete with Pilseners during the WWII time frame. They differ from other regional Pale Ale varieties, by traditionally being less bitter, using aged hops for a delicate hop finish, and boasting sweetish to toasty malt overtones. They should be decanted properly, leaving the yeast in the bottle. This will showcase their brilliant color range from pale straw yellow to amber hues. Most will be crowned with thick, clinging, rocky white heads. Flavors and aromas will vary. Some have natural spice characters from yeast and hops, while others are spiced.



Stegmaier High Dive is traditional Belgian-style wheat ale that boasts a dense pale straw color with a velvety white head. Our brewers masterfully blend the finest extra pale two-row and white malts to bring a crisp taste to the brew. High Dive captures a satisfying sweetness by introducing unique ingredients such as sweet orange peel, curacao bitter orange peel and coriander. Enjoy straight from the bottle or served with a slice of orange, this witbier is a perfect way to dive into summer!


STEGMAIER HIGH DIVE


STOUDTS - Stoudts Heifer In Wheat

ABV: 5%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Grilled seafood, salads and fruit desserts.
Seasonal Availability: May through the summer months
Beverage Type: Bavarian style Hefeweizen

THis Bavarian style unfiltered wheat beer (Hefeweizen) is brewed with 50% malted barley and 50% malted wheat. The proprietary blend of a German strain of yeast imparts a flavor and aroma reminiscent of bananas and cloves. This style has been referred to as "the perfect lawn mowing beer". 12 ibu's


Stoudts Heifer In Wheat


VICTORY - VICTORY SUMMER LOVE

ABV: 5.2%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: Summer

With the sublime, earthy familiarity of noble, American and German hops backed up by fresh and clean German malts, Summer Love Ale® ends with a surprising burst of lemony refreshment from fistfuls of American whole flower hops. Love Summer, now.


VICTORY SUMMER LOVE


VICTORY - VICTORY SUNRISE WEISSBIER

ABV: 5.7%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cuisine (German) Cheese (tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fish, Shellfish)
Brewery: Victory Brewing Co
Seasonal Availability: Summer
Beverage Type: Hefeweizen A south German style of wheat beer (weissbier) made with a typical ratio of 50:50, or even higher, wheat. A yeast that produces a unique phenolic flavors of banana and cloves with an often dry and tart edge, some spiciness, bubblegum or notes of apples. Little hop bitterness, and a moderate level of alcohol. The "Hefe" prefix means "with yeast", hence the beers unfiltered and cloudy appearance. Poured into a traditional Weizen glass, the Hefeweizen can be one sexy looking beer.

Often served with a lemon wedge (popularized by Americans), to either cut the wheat or yeast edge, which many either find to be a flavorful snap ... or an insult and something that damages the beer's taste and head retention.



As invigorating as the morning rays of the summer sun, Sunrise Weissbier satisfies when the heat is on, too. This unfiltered, Bavarian style ale is true to its origins with all ingredients except for the water having been imported from Germany. It remains unfiltered to feature the tangy, fruity flavors of its unique yeast. The imported German malt contributes greatly to add a crisp, citric snap that makes this beer a superb summertime refresher.


VICTORY SUNRISE WEISSBIER


WEYERBACHER - WAYERBACHER BLASPHEMY

ABV: 11.8%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Seasonal Availability: June

Blasphemy is Quad aged in Bourbon Barrels. Blasphemy should have gentle vanilla oaky notes which complement rather than supersede the complex qualities that already make QUAD such an incredible beer.

We used to make this available in a 12 oz bottle back in the day—well, ok not THAT long ago. The 12 oz version of Blasphemy was filtered and subtle enough not to overpower the Quad. We retired it a few years back. Click here to see details about the 1st generation of Blasphemy.

2011 bore witness that beer miracles actually can happen: Blasphemy has returned!

This ’refreshed’ version is actually fully bottle conditioned and available only in a 750 ml cork and cage package. Blasphemy is available seasonally only and is extremely limited… we expect to brew it roughly in time for May of each year.


WAYERBACHER BLASPHEMY


WEYERBACHER - WEYERBACHER BLANCHE

ABV: 4.80%
Category: Craft / Specialty
Food Pairing: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, tangy; Brick, Edam, Feta) General (Salad) Meat (Poultry, Fi
Brewery: Weyerbacher
Seasonal Availability: April Thru July
Beverage Type: Witbier Belgian Style ale that's very pale and cloudy in appearance due it being unfiltered and the high level of wheat, and sometimes oats, that's used in the mash. Always spiced, generally with coriander, orange peel and other odd ball spices or herbs in the back ground. The crispness and slight twang comes from the wheat and the lively level of carbonation. This is one style that many brewers in the US have taken a liking to and have done a very good job of staying to style. Sometimes served with a lemon, but if you truly want to enjoy the untainted subtleties of this style you'll ask for yours without one. Often referred to as "white beers" (witbieren) due to the cloudiness / yeast in suspension.



Light, cloudy and smooth, Weyerbacher Blanche brings you authentic Belgian-style flavor along with handcrafted quality and freshness. Just try a bottle of this thirst-quenching brew. In the nose you'll notice a light spiciness from the coriander and dried Curacao orange peels. Overall, you'll find a mild and refreshing ale with a clean finish that follows with just a hint of tart spiciness


WEYERBACHER BLANCHE


WOODCHUCK - WOODCHUCK SUMMER CIDER

ABV: 5%
Category: Cider
Seasonal Availability: Summer

Hand-crafted using century old farmhouse cider techniques, Woodchuck Summer Cider exhibits a slight tartness and begins with a full, robust flavor, followed by the rich, reminiscent taste of New England blueberries. In addition to pairing with favorites such as cheese, Woodchuck Summer Cider is a treat paired with cheesecake, fruits, and event chocolate.


WOODCHUCK SUMMER CIDER


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