Whether it’s for a barbecue or a beach, choosing the right refreshing beer for your summer outing is more daunting than ever with so many choices. So, for your benefit, we drink eight Chicago-area beers that are built to pulled from ice and crushed. (For safety purposes, we must advise against you literally crushing beers, unless you own a CraigBot.) We also spend a lot of time with Summer Craig, get ball-punched by Peanut Tillman, conceptualize some mayo beers, bring down the PunGate, push for #NoMoLoMaNoMa, put out a can date mandate, talk about bad Untappd reviews, and slingshot some hams. So, it’s basically par for the course on an eight beer episode. Grab your longboard!
Middle Brow Beer Co. - Copacetic (cream ale with popcorn, lime, and peppers)
Temperance Beer Co. - Greenwood Beach (blonde ale with pineapple)
Pollyanna Brewing - Summerly (wheat ale with raspberries)
5 Rabbit Cervecería - Paletas Guava (wheat ale with guava and pink peppercorns and tarragon) Hailstorm Brewing Co./The Open Bottle - Boing! (NE-style pale ale w/ pineapple, lactose, and vanilla)
Hop Butcher for the World - AleMerica the Beautiful (pale ale)
Moody Tongue - Peeled Grapefruit Pilsner
BuckleDown Brewing - Grapefruit Belt & Suspenders (IPA w/ grapefruit)