This beautiful weather we have had lately has REALLY gotten me in the mood for my summer beer selection. You will learn, quickly, that one thing us fabulous five have in common, is our love for all things related to alcohol. I won’t go as far as to say that we are alcoholics, but functioning alcoholics is so much different. (Emily, sorry for the horrid punctuation…. I know you are probably sitting there with a glass of vino right now, just shaking your head at me). Any hooters, here is a little list of my favorite summer beers, currently. ( I’d like to add that I do not discriminate seasonally with these beers, they just really sound even better when its nice and sunny out. OH, and ABV is alcohol by volume…. pretty much, how messed up this beer is going to make your world after 3…. or 8.
In no particular, but sort of particular, order…….
1.) Blue Moon Belgian White…. Let’s just get this started right by saying, there is no better beer created…… EVER. Ladies, I know this also reminds you of better times….. say, Joe’s Place, Pool, Darts, and a little Brade music selection on the good ol “juke box”. Anyways, this Belgian-style witbier is served best with a big old fat orange slice, (preferably with the juice squeezed in, and the insides thrown out. Pulp makes me want to stab my own eyeballs out). Even though I could drink more of these than I’d like to admit, something about all of these microbrew-wheat-fruit beer concoctions makes me also want to stab my eyeballs out from the nasty hangovers, so drinkers, beware. 164 calories per 12 ounce serving, 5.4% ABV.
2.) Leinenkugel Summer Shandy. This is a delicious combination of lemonade and beer. Not a really sweet lemonade, however….. whatever it is, its just amazing. Pretty much anything this company brews can be found in our bar fridge at all times, but especially this one. No fruit needed in this bad boy. Keep it classy and drink straight out of the can. 130 calories per 12 ounces, 4.2% ABV
3.) Leinenkugels Sunset Wheat. This beer would probably be number one on my list, if it wasn’t for the outrageous calorie content. Don’t get me wrong, if you’re just going to be swinging back a beer or two, these are a wonderful choice. However, if I’m going to be hammering back 7 or 8 of these things with friends around a fire, I might as well save myself what calories I can. Or at least save them for beer munchies later. Anyways, this is another one of those orangey-fruity-magnificent beer concoctions, but the best part is the fruity pebble aftertaste. It doesn’t taste like fruity pebbles…. just the aftertaste, and it’s awesome. Adding an orange, (again, sans pulpey puke inducing pulp) is always a great idea for me, but this beer is sweet enough it doesn’t need it). 165 calories per 12 ounces and 4.8% ABV.
4.) Bells Oberon. I can’t say that I am a die hard of this beer, but I know Emily likes it…. and so does the boy toy I cohabitate with. I definitely like one with dinner or something. Could add fruit, but it has malt added, so it’s kind of a weird combo for me. Anyways, most beers by Bells are quite delectable (Pex, insert movie quote here). Anyways, it’s a wheat style ale, and it’s good. Check it out. 174 calories per 12 ounces (jeeeeeeez) and 5.8% ABV.
5.) Bud Light Lime…… before all you beer junkies jump down my throat, let me just say this is the only “domestic” beer we keep regularly stocked in this house. Let alone a Bud product… but its delicious, so judge away. Its beery, and limey, and sweet, and I love it. It’s probably the only one of these beers, (besides Summer Shandy), that I can drink when the whole point is to just cut loose. Perfect example, IOWA TAILGATING!!!!!!! (we are all die hard hawk fans, so if you don’t like it, get out)….. (I’m only kidding all fans are welcome)…..( Ok I’m not kidding…. GTFO). 116 calories per 12 ounces and 4.2% ABV.
Understand, I could talk about beer…..(and vodka…. and wine…) for hours, but lets be serious….. no one wants to read a blog post that long. So judge and comment away my friends! I’d love to hear what other beers people can’t live without.
You stay classy San Diego…….
xoxo number 5….. also know as…… Mir 🙂
Again, Emily….. sorry about my general grammar and punctuation 🙂