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The Best Summer Beers 

Logan Rapp
Updated October 13, 2018 1.5k votes 329 voters 7k views 42 items

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 Sha... 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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Bell’s Oberon is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Bell’s Oberon
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Blue Moon Summer Honey W... is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat
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Sam Adams Summer Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sam Adams Summer Ale
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Schöfferhofer Hefew... is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Summer Beers
TonyMartinez1 added
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Alaskan Brewing Co. Summ... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale
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Ballast Point Grapefruit... is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
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Shock Top Lemon Shandy ... is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Shock Top Lemon Shandy
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Dogfish Head Rosabi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Dogfish Head Rosabi
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Victory Summer Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Victory Summer Love
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Flying Dog Dead Rise is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Flying Dog Dead Rise
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Widmer Hef Shandy is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Widmer Hef Shandy
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Lazy Magnolia Song of th... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Lazy Magnolia Song of the South
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Ommegang Cooperstown Ale... is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale
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Burnside Brewing Lime Ko... is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch
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Schlafly Summer Lager is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schlafly Summer Lager
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Great Lakes Spacewalker ... is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Great Lakes Spacewalker American Belgo
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Schell’s Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schell’s Hefeweizen
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Two Brothers Ebel’s Weis... is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Two Brothers Ebel’s Weisse
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Sixpoint Rad is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sixpoint Rad
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Boulevard Sporting KC Ch... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale
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Heavy Seas Beer Smooth S... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Heavy Seas Beer Smooth Sail
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Abita Brewing Co. Seersu... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Abita Brewing Co. Seersucker Summer Pils
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Green Flash Le Freak is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Green Flash Le Freak
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Carton Monkey Chased the... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Carton Monkey Chased the Weasel