To me, summer time drinking beers are wheat beers. Nothing like a cool, slightly sweet, easy-drinking beer on a hot summer day! Traditionally having a lower alcohol content is a plus as you can drink a few more than usual at the next BBQ! I am still amazed at the diversity of the wheat beer…and I’ve brewed a lot of them.
One of my favorite wheat beers is Allagash White. This beer from Portland, Maine is a year-round go to for me. Very easy drinking with a full wheat flavor and sweet body. Pyramid Hefeweizen is scarce on the east coast but worth the search. In my opinion, Brooklyn Brewery could do better though it is still an enjoyable brew.