Best summer beers 2021
With summer 2021 just a few months away, we're already dreaming of kicking back and relaxing in the summer heat with a good beer in hand. If you're wondering what the best summer beers of 2021 are, then you've come to the right place.
With most of us just sitting at home during 2020, luckily for us at Juicefly, it gave us some time to test out good summer beers. It was a tough job but someone had to do it.
We broke the beer up into a few categories. You see, there are different qualities that beer should have depending on your environment. For example, you're probably not gonna crack open a thick, dark Guinness on a hot summer's day at the beach. Of course, this is America and you have the freedom to do what you want, but most people are looking for a lighter, more refreshing beer to drink at the beach.
We decided to stick to the following categories for the best summer 2021 beer:
- Best party beer
- Best refreshing beer
- Best beach beer
- Best new beer to try
Here's our list of the best summer beers for 2021. These popular beers will sell out quickly, so don't wait to get your hands on them!
Best party beer
Some beers are just better for parties, are we right? For your next party, try grabbing one of these perfect party beers.
New Belgium Fat Tire
Fat Tire is the easy-drinking Amber Ale born in Colorado from New Belgium Brewing Company, a certified B-Corp. This is a great party beer because it has an easy flavor that most people love, without being too bitter or too hoppy.
Dos Equis Lager Especial is a crisp golden pilsner-style beer made from pure spring water and the choicest hops. With a balanced composition and a smooth, clean finish, it’s the party guest who is always invited and never overstays his welcome
Blue Moon beers are brewed with ingredients perfect for parties, hosting friends, BBQs or just looking to make your usual night in a little more unique.
Introduced in 1982, Bud Light is a premium light lager with a superior drinkability that has made it the best-selling and most popular beer in the United States. Bud Light is brewed using a blend of premium aroma hop varieties, both American-grown and imported, and a combination of barley malts and rice. The light-bodied beer features a fresh, clean and subtle hop aroma, delicate malt sweetness and a crisp finish that delivers the ultimate refreshment.
Best refreshing beer
When you need a drink to quench your thirst, there's nothing like an ice-cold beer. Try reaching for one of these refreshing beers.
Peroni Nastro Azzurro is an Italian lager beer. Crisp and refreshing with a subtle citrus aroma, this beer has a 5.1% alcohol by volume. Light and clean like a pilsner beer, this is a crisp and refreshing European lager with a delicate balance of bitterness and citrus and spicy aromatic notes, combined with a fast and clean finish. Peroni beer is brewed with the highest quality hops.
Pacifico Clara Mexican Beer is hearty and crisp with a touch of grass-citrus and ocean mist flavor. Discovered in the 1970s by surfers along the Baja coast and brought back to the states, this imported beer features a recipe that's decades in the making. With aromas of malty grain and hop accents, this lager beer is exceptionally drinkable.
Enjoy the European way with the #1 best-selling Belgian beer in the world. With its wonderful floral aroma, well-balanced malt sweetness, crisp hop bitterness and soft dry finish, Stella Artois is the perfect beer to pair with food and friends.
Estrella Galicia World Lager is a premium beer, produced using roasted malts and hops of the Nugget and Perle Hallertau varieties. Offering a traditional flavor of marked bitterness and refreshing aftertaste with every sip, this is a light and refreshing beer, easy to drink.
Best beach beer
Some beers just taste better when you add a little sunshine and ocean into the mix. When choosing the best beach beer, you'll want to look for a light beer with a refreshing taste. Here is our list of the best beech beer that you can enjoy this summer.
Corona is the classic summer beer that you can enjoy on the sand. Brewed in Mexico since 1925, this lager beer's flavor is refreshing, crisp, and well-balanced between hops and malt. Made from the finest-quality blend of filtered water, malted barley, hops, corn, and yeast, this cerveza has a refreshing, smooth taste that offers the perfect balance between heavier European import beer and lighter domestic beer. Corona Extra is a great summer beer, so enjoy it with friends at your next barbecue, beach day, or tailgate.
Heineken is a full-bodied premium lager with deep golden color, light fruity aroma, a mild bitter taste and a balanced hop aroma leaving a crisp, clean finish for ultimate refreshing taste, perfect for a day at the beach.
A perfect balance of malty character and the light bitterness of hops. It is a true classic with its clear, gold sparkling hue, crowned by a pure white head. A bier which always goes down well: mild, elegant malts, with a hint of sweetness and a soft hint of hops in the background.
This lager beer's golden hue is complemented by its smooth notes of orange blossom honey and hint of herb. A light-hop character, tantalizing sweetness, and a crisp, clean finish make this easy-drinking beer perfect for enjoying at your next beach day.
Best new beer to try
If you've tried all the beers on the list so far, then maybe you're looking for a the best new beer to try in summer 2021. Check out these new beers that we've got our eyes on.
More than a year of research was invested in the development of this gluten-free beer. The Glutenberg Blonde and a new brewery, BSG, were born. Beer lovers will appreciate its complexity. Although simple in appearance, it reveals a high level of refinement. Dry and citrusy, the Glutenberg Blonde is an easy to drink beer that is in a class of its own.
Golden Road Passion Wolf IPA
Golden Road Brewing has released Passion Wolf Hazy IPA, a fruited hazy IPA with passion fruit, marking the California-inspired brewery’s first official release of the new year. Gold in color with a light-medium body, Passion Wolf Hazy IPA is bursting with passion fruit flavor which complements the hop character of the El Dorado, Cascade, and citrus hops bringing notes of fruit punch and citrus.
Fort Point Beer Co. Villager San Fransisco Style IPA
In the San Francisco spirit of innovation, Villager blends classic Northwest hops with contemporary ale yeast to establish a delicately constructed IPA. Villager's hop aroma is both citrusy and floral, complemented by notes of stone fruit and tropical flavor in the finish.
First in a series inspired by the iconic fruit cart vendors of Los Angeles. A light Wheat Ale bursting with lots of fresh mango flavor and aroma, finishing crisp and refreshing.
Kyla Hard Kombucha, Lavender Lemonade
See the world through purple-colored glasses. Fragrant lavender flowers, hibiscus and bright lemon shine in Sunbreak’s Lavender Lemonade Hard Kombucha. When life gave us lavender, we made a refreshing, bubbling and boochie twist on classic lemonade. One for you, one for a friend – we call that aroma-share-apy.
Now that you have a list of the best beers to try this summer, the only question left is, which one are you going to drink first?
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