More summer, summer, summertime beers

Let’s keep this beer list going.

I asked a few VicinityBrew team members for their favorites this summer… 

Here’s what our team is drinking…cheers to summer beers!  🍻🍻


Sierra Nevada Brewing Co – Summer Break

Style: IPA

IBU: 30  | ABV: 4.6%

Description: Drop into summertime, stocked with a Session Hazy IPA brewed for long days of play. Go anywhere with hoppy notes of mango and passion fruit, backed by smooth malt flavor.

IronShield Brewing – Karneval Kölsch

Style: Fresh and fruity ale

IBU: 24 | ABV: 4.5%

Description: Brewed and served in Cologne, Germany, this traditional ale is served one after another by the brewhaus köbes. Guidelines specify that a true kölsch is a top-fermented, light-colored, full ale with bright floral, honey-like tones, and a crisp, soft fruity taste. Brewed according to the German purity law of 1516.


Urban Chestnut – Big Shark Grapefruit Radler

Style: Shandy/Radler

IBU: 10 | ABV: 4.2%

Description: In German, “Radler” means: cyclist and it also means: Bier-mixed-with-soda. So of course when UCBC went about canning our first Radler, we only thought it fitting to partner up with our friends at Big Shark Bicycle Co. to create a Radler/Radler mash-up…Big Shark Grapefruit Radler – a naturally refreshing Grapefruit-flavored Bier. Don’t forget to try our Big Shark Lemon Radler, too!

Get on your bikes and ride! 

Flying Dog Brewery – Zen Blaster

Style: Active Ale

IBU:| ABV: 4.5%

Description: Brewed by our in-house yoga master and made with actual lotus petals, this light and easy-to-drink blonde ale is a delicious way to align your chakra. 

Allagash – Little Grove Sparkling Session Ale with Blackcurrants

Style: Farmhouse Ale – Saison

IBU: | ABV: 3.8%

Description: You’ll find refreshment wherever there’s a Little Grove Blackcurrant. This beer is full of light, bright, slightly tart, and super-sessionable flavor. At 100 calories, it has just what you need to perk up that picnic, refresh that rooftop party, or amplify your afternoon. We add blackcurrant during brewing to blend fruit flavor with one of our favorite Belgian-style yeast strains. Full of balanced, light, and blackcurrant-y flavor, this Little Grove is ready to spring up wherever you happen to plant yourself.

Rogue Ales – Newport Daze

Style: Pilsner

IBU: 35 | ABV: 5.5%

Description: The morning after a long night, we like to hit the beach for some R&R. Newport Daze Hazy Pale Ale is the perfect day sipper for such an occasion. It’s an easy, mellow brew to get you through.

This hazy pale gives off aromas of pineapple & stone fruit, features tangerine & peach flavors, and finishes off slightly sweet and very smooth.


Great Divide – Colette

Style: Farmhouse Ale – Saison

IBU: 35 | ABV: 6.5%

Description: COLETTE is their homage to the saisons that Belgian farm workers have enjoyed for centuries. Brewed with barley, wheat and rice and fermented at high temperatures with a special blend of four different yeast strains, COLETTE is fruity and slightly tart, with a dry finish that makes it that rarest of treats — a beer as refreshing as it is complex.


Payette Brewing – Shoreline Citrus Pineapple Gose

Style: Gose

IBU: | ABV: 5.0%

Description: Fueling adventures since 2011. No. 4 in the 10th Anniversary Series: A beer inspired by the MARGARITA! Brewed with pineapple, orange, lemon, lime and a dash of salt. A tart Gose Ale with a tropical twist!

Jester King Brewery – Spinning Away

Style: Gose

IBU: — | ABV: 4.5%

Description: Introducing Jester King Spinning Away — a collaboration with Southold Farm + Cellar in Fredericksburg, Texas!

Spinning Away is 100% spontaneously fermented by the native yeast in Southold’s Hill Country vineyard. It was fermented and slowly matured for two years in oak barrels, then 100% naturally conditioned.

Expressing the character of native microflora is a passion of ours, which we’ve been pursuing for over a decade. One of our favorite ways to go about this is to place our coolship in a Hill Country vineyard, fill it with unfermented beer, then collect ambient yeast right out of the air. The fermentation is entirely spontaneous with no yeast or other microbes added. Nature ferments the beer completely on its own, which harkens back to some of the earliest forms of brewing. We pursue this technique today to create beer that’s uniquely tied to a time, place, and people.



If you are interested in learning more about VicinityBrew Software, and how we can help streamline your brewery operations, contact us today!

Check out Part 1 of Summer Beers here.