summer The Best Summer Beers  

Logan Rapp
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List Rules Summer beers that are best enjoyed in warm weather. Blonde, Kölsch, and varieties of lighter ales. Must be available in stores.

It's super hot out during the summer months, and when you need to cool off, there are few things that can match a sip of an ice cold, perfectly brewed beer. There are many beers to choose from in any season, but particularly during summer shelves are stocked with refreshing summer brews - offering up a bevy of good summer beers to choose from. If you're looking for a complete ranking of the best warm weather, summertime beers, this list has you covered.

Of varying ABV, this beer list has everything from local brews like the Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale, all the way to major national chains like Shock Top's Lemon Shandy that's on every shelf in America. When you're out on the beach, or even just out on your back patio with friends, picking a selection from some of these summer beer brands is guaranteed to make the heat more bearable - even enjoyable!

So take a look at this list of the best summer beers, vote up your favorites and rerank to your heart's content! Summer beers are probably the absolute best way to while away a hot day. When it starts cooling down and getting into the fall, check out the best fall beers list as well! The beautiful world of beer has you covered for all seasons!
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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list The Best Summer Beers
alex-crowe added Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Summer in a bottle; when lemonade and beer make sweet love.

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54 39
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat

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50 42
Sam Adams Summer Ale is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sam Adams Summer Ale

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30 24
Bell’s Oberon is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Bell’s Oberon

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14 9
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Summer Beers
TonyMartinez1 added Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen

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38 49
Shock Top Lemon Shandy is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Shock Top Lemon Shandy

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19 26
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculp... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin

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15 22
Widmer Hef Shandy is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Widmer Hef Shandy

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17 25
Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale

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13 21
Dogfish Head Rosabi is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Dogfish Head Rosabi

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12 20
Victory Summer Love is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Victory Summer Love

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10 18
Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch

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11 20
Flying Dog Dead Rise is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Flying Dog Dead Rise

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12 22
Two Brothers Ebel’s Weisse is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Two Brothers Ebel’s Weisse

The Best Sam Adams Beers

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7 15
Schell’s Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schell’s Hefeweizen

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9 19
Great Lakes Spacewalker Americ... is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo

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10 21
Abita Brewing Co. Seersucker S... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Abita Brewing Co. Seersucker Summer Pils

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6 15
Lazy Magnolia Song of the Sout... is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Lazy Magnolia Song of the South

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7 18
Carton Monkey Chased the Wease... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Carton Monkey Chased the Weasel

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10 23
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale

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9 22
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, Th... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose

The Very Best Coconut Water Brands

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7 19
Schlafly Summer Lager is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schlafly Summer Lager

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5 16
Prairie Artisan Ales Birra is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Prairie Artisan Ales Birra

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5 16
Heavy Seas Beer Smooth Sail is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Heavy Seas Beer Smooth Sail

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6 18
Green Flash Le Freak is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Green Flash Le Freak

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5 17
Founders Dissenter is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Founders Dissenter

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6 19
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Mach... is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Bear Republic Brewing Co. Mach 10

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6 19
Carton Boat Session Ale is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Carton Boat Session Ale

The Top Beer Companies

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6 19
Mystic Saison Renaud is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Mystic Saison Renaud

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5 18
Sixpoint Rad is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sixpoint Rad

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5 18
Baxter & DC Brau The Daugh... is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Baxter & DC Brau The Daughters of Poseidon

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4 16
Gordon Biersch Sommerbrau is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Gordon Biersch Sommerbrau

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4 16
Boulevard Sporting KC Champion... is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale

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4 16
Port City Porter is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Port City Porter

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7 23
North Coast Brewing Puck is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list The Best Summer Beers
North Coast Brewing Puck

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5 19
Cambridge Flower Child IPA is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Cambridge Flower Child IPA

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4 19
Everybody's Local Logger L... is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Everybody's Local Logger Lager

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4 19
Edge Brewing Flor de la Vida is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Edge Brewing Flor de la Vida

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5 22
AleSmith Summer YuleSmith is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list The Best Summer Beers
AleSmith Summer YuleSmith

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3 17
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’&eacut... is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’été aux Framboise

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3 19
Yards Saison is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Yards Saison

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1 18
Half Acre Brewing Akari Shogun is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Half Acre Brewing Akari Shogun