May: Summertime Seasonal Beers have arrived! The countdown has officially begun! Memorial Day is around the corner and the summertime seasonal beers are arriving in droves! From crisp wheat-based beers that quench your thirst on a warm summer afternoon to a homegrown Belgian-style Ale in a can (because there are some places you just can’t take glass bottles!), these beers will make you want to get out the lawn chairs and enjoy the sunshine.
DC Brau “The Citizen” Belgian-style Pale Ale, Washington, DC
Bell’s Oberon, Kalamazoo, MI
Flying Dog Brewery Woody Creek White, Fredricksburg, MD
Victory Whirlwind Witbier, Downington, PA
Brooklyn Brewery Summer Ale, Brooklyn, NY
Goose Island Summertime Kolsch-style Ale, Chicago, Ill.
Food Pairings: Of course you can pair these beers with food, but the lighter styles of summertime beers are perfect on their own! Try the tart lemon notes in Victory Whirlwind with your favorite fish taco recipe (don’t forget the cilantro!) Or enjoy the smooth, round, lightly fruity flavors of Goose Island Summertime with spicy grilled chicken or veal sausages and German potato salad at this summer’s inaugural picnic.