Best Summer Beer?

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| May 26, 2010 | Comments (35)

Best Summer Beer?If you are like us, you might be putting aside the barley wines and imperial stouts, in favor of pale lagers, saisons, wheat ales and what some breweries call Summer Ale or Summer Beer.  We would like to know your opinion, what is hands down The Best Summer Beer for Summer 2010?  Below are many choices that we have come up with, however WE KNOW WE MISSED A FEW, SO PLEASE WRITE IN A VOTE in the comments section below. Poll Ends June 9th, 2010 at 5PM PDT!

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Best Summer Beer?

  • Ninkasi Radiant Summer Ale (25%, 357 Votes)
  • New Glarus Dancing Man Wheat (20%, 290 Votes)
  • Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat (12%, 179 Votes)
  • Victory Sunrise Weissbier (9%, 126 Votes)
  • Saint Arnold Summer Pils (6%, 84 Votes)
  • Deschutes Twilight Ale (4%, 58 Votes)
  • Saison Dupont (3%, 41 Votes)
  • SweetWater Sch'Wheat (3%, 39 Votes)
  • Karl Strauss Pin Tale Pale Ale (2%, 34 Votes)
  • Sierra Nevada Summerfest (2%, 31 Votes)
  • Full Sail LTD 03 (2%, 25 Votes)
  • Southern Tier Hop Sun (2%, 25 Votes)
  • New Belgium Skinny Dip (2%, 25 Votes)
  • Troegs Sunshine Pils (2%, 22 Votes)
  • Alesmith Summer Yulesmith (1%, 20 Votes)
  • Goose Island Summertime (1%, 19 Votes)
  • The Bruery Tradewinds Tripel (1%, 14 Votes)
  • Great Lakes Holy Moses White Ale (1%, 11 Votes)
  • Boulevard ZŌN (1%, 9 Votes)
  • Firestone Walker Solace (1%, 8 Votes)
  • Anchor Summer Beer (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Flying Fish Farmhouse Summer Ale (0%, 6 Votes)
  • Elysian Loser (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Wachusett Summer Ale (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Brooklyn Summer Ale (0%, 3 Votes)
  • Harpoon Sumer Beer (0%, 3 Votes)

Total Voters: 1,441

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35 Responses to “Best Summer Beer?”

  1. Capt #

    The bells Oberon is exceptional but since they released hopslam last spring I’m totally sold. If u like IPAs this one of the best I’ve ever had. Go Bells!

    February 13, 2012 at 3:35 pm
  2. randy #

    Lazy Magnolia has what they call a Deep South Kolsch, named Ship Island Ale… summer beer indeed

    June 4, 2011 at 11:59 am
  3. Dogfish Head Festina Peche! The ultimate lawnmower beer

    May 5, 2011 at 2:36 pm
  4. mike #

    Ok, Hasn’t anyone tried Sierra Nevada’s Kellerweiss? OMG, it does not get any better.. American made hefeweisse.. Dont miss this one!

    June 10, 2010 at 5:02 pm
  5. Ronna #

    Kona brewery wailua wheat is the best summer time beer ever!

    June 9, 2010 at 10:22 am
  6. Bob #

    Karl Strauss Pintail would have killed it if they distributed outside Southern California.

    June 8, 2010 at 8:31 pm
  7. margaux #

    Yeah, put down the barley wine and pick up a Fort Collins Brewery Wheat Wine! It’s big and feisty in a decidedly summery way.

    June 7, 2010 at 3:53 pm
  8. Anita #

    Maui Brewing Co.’s BIKINI BLONDE LAGER!

    June 7, 2010 at 12:11 pm
  9. Tracy #

    Kona Brewing Wailua Wheat – discovered on the Island of Kauai & well worth the seasonal wait! Soooo yummy. I’ve introduced it to beer lovers as well as those “I don’t like beer” people and have yet to get a negative response. Everyone loves it! And passionfruit? What else do you need for the perfect summer beer!?!

    June 7, 2010 at 8:35 am
  10. Chad #

    Anderson Valley Summer Solstice!!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 6:49 pm
  11. Zach #

    Blue Point Brewing Summer Ale!!!

    June 3, 2010 at 10:27 am
  12. Sam #

    Oakshire Line Dry Rye Pale Ale just hit the shelves. Awesome summer pale ale.

    June 3, 2010 at 10:08 am
  13. Justin #

    Well it’s not totally clear where you can write in a vote…..

    but Bell’s Oberon is my vote

    June 3, 2010 at 9:17 am
  14. Deano #

    21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

    June 3, 2010 at 9:08 am
  15. Sabrina #

    Ninkasi Radiant is amazing. It’s the best.

    June 3, 2010 at 9:05 am
  16. Michael #

    21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon Wheat

    June 2, 2010 at 9:51 pm
  17. Brian #

    Bell’s Oberon, hands down

    June 2, 2010 at 2:44 pm
  18. I’d like to throw Brewery Ommegang’s Hennepin saison into the mix. It’s refreshing and yet complex — the perfect summer beer.

    June 2, 2010 at 9:59 am
  19. Brodie Gaines #

    Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice

    June 2, 2010 at 9:56 am
  20. JVector #

    Where is the Bell’s Oberon on this list??? I’ll have to go Ninkasi until Bell’s shows up!

    May 29, 2010 at 5:52 pm
  21. Anderson Valley’s Summer Solstice cervesa crema gets my enthusiastic vote.

    May 28, 2010 at 4:47 pm
  22. Taylor #

    How come PBR ain’t on the list. That is where my vote goes!

    May 28, 2010 at 2:29 pm
  23. Joe #

    I certainly will not be pushing aside b-wines or imp stouts just because it is summer time.

    I hate the thought of seasonal drinking. Any style of beer is a year round drink.

    May 28, 2010 at 9:24 am
  24. Schells zommerfest or Leinies Summer Shandy

    May 27, 2010 at 8:54 pm
  25. SUNDEVILPEG #

    The New Glarus Wisconsin Belgian Red Ale is the best beer I have EVER imbibed. Even if you don’t like fruit-flavored beer, do yourself a BIG FAT FAVOR and find this stuff (and it will be tough – we get it at the source in New Glarus). Skol!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:59 pm
  26. fear #

    Bell’s Oberon!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:50 pm
  27. klwillis45 #

    Point Nude Beach

    May 27, 2010 at 6:44 pm
  28. DOC #

    Not on the list, but worth a mention, Bell’s Brewery Oberon Ale – http://www.bellsbeer.com/brands/info/11/oberon_ale

    May 27, 2010 at 4:27 pm
  29. Don #

    Got to throw my vote to Lagunitas and their Little Sumpin’ Sumpin’ Ale. Nice filtered wheat beer with a huge hop punch!

    May 27, 2010 at 10:38 am
  30. markskar #

    Sierra Nevada Kellerweiss (much better for summer drinking that their actual summer seasonal, imho)

    May 27, 2010 at 6:57 am
  31. Michelle #

    Victory Sunrise is the best! I’ve been waiting all winter for it to come back on tap. Nothing like a cold Sunrise after a long hot day!

    May 27, 2010 at 6:01 am
  32. Dean #

    Apparently you want WRITE-INS in this comment section.

    Surly Bitter Brewer

    May 26, 2010 at 2:47 pm
  33. Ben #

    Surly Bitter Brewer

    May 26, 2010 at 2:18 pm
  34. Bill #

    Where is the Flying Dog Woody Creek White????

    May 26, 2010 at 11:00 am
  35. Brian #

    Southern Tier Heavy Weissen

    May 26, 2010 at 10:46 am

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