New York City's Best Local Summertime Beers

by Kerry Jepsen on May 17, 2017 in Roundups

Let’s do away with the heavy beverages that keep away the cold, and let’s usher in with the cold refreshing drinks that make you go back for more! It’s summertime, and in NYC, that means drinking season. Featured below are some great new summer session beers from our very own local breweries, so keep your eyes open and your palate ready.

Big Alice Brewing: Peach Gose
This season, Big Alice Brewing is pumping out a number of delicious sour beers. For enthusiasts and newcomers to the cult of sour beers, Big Alice Brewing is bringing out the summer beer for you. Cloudless and light amber in color, this gose has all the tartness sour beer lovers crave with juicy peach notes. A hint of salt coming through at the finish makes this beer not only refreshing on its own, but a great pairing with grilled summer veggies.

Heartland Brewing: Summertime Apricot Ale
Heartland Brewing has made it their mission to produce unfussy beers for the beer drinker. This summer, they’re brewing up a unique item perfect to keep cool when it gets hot: the Summertime Apricot Ale. Light and fruity yet earthy and grounded, Heartland Brewing’s Summertime Apricot Ale is a great beer for those who want their fruity beers dignified.
 
Threes Brewing: Atomic Swerve
Over in Gowanus, Threes Brewing has been pumping out some seriously innovative cult brews with the craziest names ever. It is highly recommended for any beer lover to keep your eyes open for all things Threes Brewing, but this year, just for summer, grab all the atomic swerve you can find. This is an American Pale Ale (more specifically a Brett fermented pale ale) that is boisterously hoppy, yet pleasantly hits all the right notes for the hot weather. Super light in color with some cloudiness the Atomic Swerve boasts notes of white grape, honeydew, honeysuckle, lemon, white grape, and a touch of must.
 
Transmitter Brewing: Passionfruit Sour Ale
In Long Island City lays one of New York City’s most sought after specialized brewing companies: Transmitter Brewing. Focused on a wide range of Farmhouse big bottled ales that are versatile as they are complex Transmitter Brewing is a local favorite. This year, keep your eyes on the shelves for their Passionfruit Sour Ale. Fermented with lactobacillus and yeast, this sour ale is tangy with a bit of farmhouse funky, yet approachable and easy drinking. The tartness and fruity sweetness is perfect complimentary fruit to this style of beer and makes for a great summertime brew.
 
Singlecut Beer: Fuzzbox Wild IIPA
Certainly one of the more robust beers on our list for summertime, Singlecut’s Fuzzbox Wild IIPA is that kind of beer you want after a nice outing in the park or a nice long hike up a mountain. Juicy and incredibly multidimensional, it’s the wild yeast added to this brew that makes the juicy citrusy hoppiness from a IIPA a little funky.
 
Other Half Brewing: City Slicker IPA
Brooklyn’s Other Half Brewing has unleashes the IPA for summer: The City Slicker IPA. brewed with Arizona prickly pear, lemon zest, citra, galaxy, and equinox hops, is perfectly balanced yet will do things to your taste buds you didn’t think were possible. The pear offers a smooth sweetness complimented by a great balance of citrus and hoppy zest that will keep you going back for sip after sip.
 
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