Beer and Barbecue season is here, or B and B as the 'guys in the back room' have renamed this weekend, so I thought I would list a couple of summer beer suggestions to enjoy with your food and festivities.
There is no getting around it, an ice cold beer in the hot summer sun is welcoming, so here are a couple of summer beers to check out when shopping for the weekend basics.
After a busy week we all look forward to a relaxing weekend. The easiest way to feed the crowd is firing up the grill, but sometimes sandwiches and salads are just as easy. These suggestions will be great with anything you serve up, hot or cold.
A great match for sandwiches is a crisp, cold pilsner which has a yeasty quality. Try the Pilsner Urquell which is a little bit heavier but has less alcohol than American-style lagers. It has a slightly sweet, malty, a bit of honey nut flavor, and some tart citrus flavors, all working together for a refreshing drink to wash down those big, bold sandwiches.
Sierra Nevada Summerfest is a refreshing pilsner style lager beer. It is complex yet smooth and refreshing to go with your spicy barbecue, sandwiches, or peppery salads, even hummus. This beer is refreshing and thirst quenching on a hot summer day.
Looking for a light beer with less calories? New Belgium's Skinny Dip is classified as an American Blonde Ale, though the color is more of a reddish color than lighter yellow (or blonde) with only 114 calories and 4.2% alcohol.
When you think of a light beer you might be thinking 'watery and not really worth the sacrifice'. But this Skinny Dip is more full-bodied and nicely balanced for a light style beer.
These beers can be found in most markets across the U.S. which makes it even easier for a quick one-stop-shop for a stress-less holiday weekend.
Happy and Safe Fourth of July!