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The 5 Best Beers to Get You Through the Dog Days of Summer

Just like you wouldn't wear tweed in the summer, you probably aren't interested in drinking a heavy beer. Hot, sweltering days demand cold, crisp beer. Whether you're going for a hike, firing up the grill, or having some other outdoor adventure, look to seasonal ales to stay cool and refreshed. Lighter, paler, and fruitier beers are what's on tap for warm weather.

Here are five of the tastiest beers to get you through the dog days of summer.

Sierra Nevada Summerfest

Summerfest from Sierra Nevada Brewing Company is a crisp lager with a delicate and complex malt flavor plus a spicy, and floral hop character. This is the perfect warm-weather beer.

River Horse Summer Blonde

A seasonal offer from River Horse Brewing Company in Ewing, New Jersey, Summer Blonde is light and refreshing and perfect for warmer months. A pure and simple ale for uncomplicated drinking.

Westbrook White Thai

This Belgian witbier style beer is inspired by the flavors of Southeast Asian cuisine. Notes of lemon candy, citrus fruit, and spice come from the addition of lemongrass, ginger root, and a dash of Sorachi Ace hops.

Springdale Lavenade

Brewed in Framingham, Massachusetts, Springdale Lavenade is a golden sour barrel-aged beer flavored with lemon juice, lemon zest, and lavender. This tart ale is fermented in stainless tanks. 

Brooklyn Summer Ale

A light and zesty beer brewed with summer fun in mind, Brooklyn Summer Ale is crisp, lightly floral, and easy to drink. This seasonal pale ale is available March through August and goes well with fish tacos, salads, and summer adventures.

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