Summer is here. Officially.
Long hot days outside laying by the pool, tanning at the beach, and evenings grilling are just a little bit better with a beer in hand.
We’ve done the write ups on how great cans are for the summer, and they are, but it’s no secret anymore. Cans are here, and everyone seems to be on board.
With that said, we’re still here to give you a set of local beers that need to be in your growler or crowler at the next outdoor gathering or patio chill session.
Don’t expect to see any high-alcohol beers on this list. For the summer we like to take it low (ABV) so we can enjoy more than one or two on a gorgeous night.
The Millworks Brewery
Lemongrass Ginger Grisette 4% ABV
At only 4%, this beer packs a lot of flavor into an extremely drinkable beer. The balance of lemongrass and ginger makes this beer extremely refreshing and thirst quenching. It’s also very light, so you can indulge on a full growler if you like. The Belgian yeast gives the beer an extra bit of flavor with notes of clove and spices.
Ever Grain Brewing Co.
Camp Pils 5% ABV
Pilsners are the quintessential session beer. They don’t fill you up, are extremely drinkable, and they pack a low-alcohol punch that makes these the beer to grab when the sun is bearing down on you. Camp Pils is a balanced pilsner that highlights the malt backbone of the beer while still playing to the hop heads with a slight refreshing bitterness.
ZerØday Brewing Co.
Gail 4.7% ABV
When it comes to drinking a tradition gose, look no further than Gail. This beer hits the balance between the salty and sweet flavors everyone looks for in this ever-growing style of craft beer. Look to see if this one is in ZerØday’s daily infusion that may add anything from fresh fruit to Sour Patch Kids for even more flavor.
The Brewery at Hershey
Lageritaville 4.5% ABV
Put down that Corona and let that lime slice live a little in a crowler of this well-balanced but flavorful Mexican-style lager. If you’re heading out to The Vineyard and Brewery at Hershey for one of their signature summer concert festivals, this should be your go-to all day. If you’re at home, pair this with a little bit of Blanco tequila for extra relaxation.