Summer, summer, summertime beers

It’s time to get out of the house and enjoy the great outdoors. Summer is just around the corner and what a great time to visit your favorite local brewery for some summer beer fun.


Listed below are our top picks for summertime beer from a few of our favorite clients. Cheers!! 🍻🍻


Karl Strauss – Boat Shoes IPA

Style: IPA

IBU: 59  | ABV: 7.2%

Description: Boat shoes are much more than footwear – they’re a state of mind. They say to those around you, “Hey. I’m practical, but I’m also stylish. I may or may not actually own a boat. But I definitely care about the finer things in life, like weekend jaunts to the coast, salty ocean breezes, and hazy India Pale Ales.” Boat Shoes Hazy IPA has flavors of citrus and sweet fruit that linger through a juicy finish. This unfiltered brew is intensely hopped and pairs perfectly with your nautical lifestyle, actual boat not required.


Highland Brewing – Peachful 

Style: Fresh and fruity ale

IBU: 35 | ABV: 5.2%


Brimming with peaches, this ale brings to mind afternoons on the porch with a soft southern breeze.


SLO Brew – Pink Lemonade Lager

Style: Citrus Lager

IBU: 40 | ABV: 4.4%

Description: Pucker up for a crisp, refreshing lager packed to the brim with notes of bright citrus and juicy strawberry. This light, balanced brew walks the line of tart & sweet while lookin’ pretty in pink. You’ll fall hard for this summer crush.


Fat Bottom Brewing – Two Piece Summer Wheat

Style: Summer Wheat Ale

IBU: 18 | ABV: 4.6%

Description: Summer means sunshine and good times wherever the road takes you. Whether it’s next to the pool or under the palms, beat the heat and reward your tastebuds with this refreshingly flavorful brew. A sun-kissed wheat ale, packed with real ginger for a pop of freshness in every sip! Bottom’s Up!


Worthy Brewing – Strata IPA

Style: IPA

IBU: 60 | ABV: 6.5%

Description: Strata, the new multi-layered aroma hop crafted by OSU and Indie Hops. This has it all. From terra firma, pineapple and watermelon, with a whiff of herbal dankness. From the Jungle canopy, passion fruit, and mango. On the outer rim detections of peaches, cotton candy, and juicy fruit gum. And we’re just getting started. Find your own flavor in this amazingly well-balanced IPA. Made in Oregon for Earthlings and beyond.



Schlafly The Saint Louis Brewery – Raspberry Hefeweizen

Style: Hefeweizen

IBU: 16 | ABV: 4.1%

Description: Our Raspberry Hefeweizen is a true fruit beer—not a fruit-flavored beer—that uses real raspberries during primary fermentation, which naturally yields a pink, hazy-colored brew with citrus aromas from the wheat and a desirable flavor that is neat and tart. Low in bitterness and not overwhelmingly sweet, this is our brewers’ summer water.

Lawson’s Finest Liquids – Kingdom Trails

Style: IPA

IBU: — | ABV: 6.2%


By drinking this IPA, you’re supporting the Kingdom Trails Trail Ambassador program and protecting a vital trail network in Northeast Vermont. Thank you! Learn more at

Kingdom Trails IPA is pale yellow in color, soft and refreshing on the palate with a mild bitterness and an intensely fruit forward and floral nose.

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