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Top 5 Summer Beers

#5- Smithwicks

The only heavier beer on the list, Smithwick’s (pronounced Smidicks, or Smitticks).  To me this is a lighter/better tasting/more original version of Guinness.  The original Smithwicks was brewed in 1710 in a spot where monks had been brewing ale since the 1300s.  Basically, if your Irish and you’ve never tried Smithwicks…. get on it.  If your a beer fan and you have never tried Smithwicks…… get on it.

#4- ShockTop/Blue Moon

Kind of a cop out to pick two, but these are pretty similar.  Shock top, brewed by Anheuser Busch is a more creamy, commercial, and most importantly cheap version of blue moon.  Both beers are Belgian-style wheat and spiced with orange.  Tasty and very good to sip poolside.

#3- Sam Summer

Its that time again.  The 5 months when Sam Summer is available.  Taste is a little bit of spice and a little bit of lemon.  Just don’t drink these all night, the more you drink the worse the hangover in the morning.  (ps…. did you know Samuel Adams is now Americas largest brewery, support your country, buy domestic!)

#2- Sea Dog Blueberry

Its just so good.  Obviously this beer has a blueberry taste, but unlike some “fruity” beers, the taste is not overpowering at all.  It is a great blend of beer & blueberries and you should definitely give it a try.

#1- Magic Hat #9

The ultimate summer beer and my personal 2nd favorite beer of all time.  Shades of apricot, very smooth, and something you could drink all day. Magic Hat #9 embodies a summer beer.

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