With summer approaching staying suitably hydrated is not something that should be overlooked. Here at StagWeb HQ we have given this vital matter some serious consideration (admittedly a lot of that “considering” was done in the pub) and have gone in search of this summer’s perfect pints. You’re welcome.
So here we present the summer’s best tipples for gentlemen who prefer their refreshment to come in pint sized servings with the UK’s Top 20 Summer Pints.
Brewery – Bath Ales | Location – Bath | ABV – 3.9%
With a light, hoppy flavour, Summer’s Hare is brewed using the finest pale Maris Otter floor-malted barley as well as a transatlantic mix of Bramling Cross and Chinook hops combined to make a well-balanced, fruity beer.
Brewery – By The Horns | Location – London | ABV – 5.1%
A Blonde beer packed full of exotic & bold flavours! Brewed with Maris Otter Pale, Caragold, Munich, Rye & Torrified Wheat malt. Hopped with Sorachi Ace, Galaxy & Citra hops; and conditioned with fresh Brazilian lime & lemongrass.
Brewery – Siren Craft Brew | Location – Berkshire | ABV – 2.8%
The goal was to create a beer with flavour, balance and body at only 2.8%, a Quarter IPA, or QIPA if you will. Heavily hopped but with low bitterness, this beer pops with juicy notes of mango and grapefruit and is ideal for session drinking, making it the ideal summertime beer.
Brewery – Brew Dog | Location – Aberdeenshire | ABV – 4.5%
Pale ale for the long, shimmering summer haze, Hop Fiction is a blast of resin and grapefruit. Perfect timing for the untold stories the longest months have yet to reveal.
Brewery – Black Isle Brewery | Location – Inverness | ABV – 5.6%
A hybrid of Modern New World hops and great British drinkability – this golden pale ale has a huge floral and citrus hop character perfectly balanced with a robust toasted barley foundation.
Brewery – Franklins Brewery | Location – East Sussex | ABV – 5.5%
Single hopped IPA for serious beer lovers. As the name suggests it is packed full of citrus flavours and aroma. The perfect hand accessory for any time spent in an English beer garden.
St Peter’s Summer Ale
Brewery – St Peter’s Brewery | Location – Suffolk | ABV – 6.5%
This is a rich and complex Summer Ale. Light Suffolk and Norfolk malts combine with Hereford and Worcester hops to form a quite magnificent brew. At its best when served cooled.
Cool As A Cucumber
Brewery – Wild Beer Co | Location – Somerset | ABV – 2.9%
The clean, cool and refreshing qualities of cucumbers and mint were infused into this beer for a unique hit of summer in a glass. A nice low amount of alcohol, so you can enjoy a few, and a lovely dry, moreish finish from a blend of Saison and Brettanomyces yeasts.
Just The Ticket
Brewery – Fallen Brewery | Location – South West Highlands | ABV – 4%
Hoppy and pale, brewed with NZ and US hops to make a refreshing light beer with hints of lemon, lime, tropical fruits, orange zest to create a taste of summer. No BBQ would be complete without it.
Brewery – Long Man Brewery | Location – Sussex | ABV – 4.1%
A light coloured golden Ale with a distinctive hoppy aroma and crisp clean bitterness on the finish. Smooth light and refreshing, it’s what summer days were made for.
Brewery – Joseph Holt | Location – Manchester | ABV – 4.1%
Winner of the Tesco Beer Challenge, Humdinger is a refreshingly slightly sweet summer beer, brewed with quality English malt, Mexican aroma honey and citrus flavoured whole hops. Designed for beer gardens, picnics and BBQ’s in this green and pleasant land.