Not everyone’s ideal summer beverage is a vibrant cocktail. Good news is that it doesn’t have to be. With every new season comes new seasonal beers, giving you a chance to expand your palette and see some of the bold work your favorite local breweries are dreaming up. From IPAs to Pilsners, there’s a perfect summer beer out there for you and we’ll help you find it.
Big E Ales’ Blackberry Ale
If you grew up in the Pacific Northwest, there’s a good chance at least some part of your childhood involved going outside and picking blackberries right off the bush. The flavor can carry strong sensory memories and you might just find some of them rushing back when you take a sip of Big E Ales’ Blackberry Ale. Big E finds the perfect balance that keeps this ale from being too sweet like some berry ales can be, leaning into the malt flavors and feeling smooth and refreshing. You’ll get hints of chocolate malt in the mix as well, adding to the nostalgia of this great summer brew.
Two Beers Brewing Company’s Pilchuk Pilsner
Lighter beers can be great for easing in new beer fans, but they’re also great for a summer drink that won’t slow you down. Two Beers’ Pilchuk Pilsner is a great option for a lighter beer that you can sip on during a summer evening without the weightiness of a darker beer like a stout. The Pilchuk has notes that are both sweet and spicy, much like a Seattle summer.
Georgetown Brewing Company’s Lucille IPA
The Lucille IPA hits all the marks of a perfect summer IPA. Both floral and citrus flavors burst out of this strong brew. At 7% abv, it definitely packs a punch. This is a great end of a day beer, cooling off at sunset after a sweltering day outdoors. The Lucille is a favorite for locals and it’s no wonder why. Grab a pint of this with your friends and reminisce about your favorite summer memories and what you’re going to do for the rest of the season.
Maybe you don’t like cocktails or beer. That’s okay! There’s another great summer options for you: cider. Seattle Cider Company has been creating some light, refreshing drinks that will perfectly fit your summer mood. The first cidery since prohibition times, Seattle Cider Company puts immense care and craftsmanship in every batch. The sweet apple flavor will tantalize your tastebuds, light enough to keep you cool on a hot day.
Summer’s going to be over before we know it – make sure you get in these summery drinks now before fall sweeps in. You can find these all right here at Easy Monkey Taphouse. Stop on in today and we’ll pour you a pint of your perfect summer beer.