Drinks 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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61 46
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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39 25
Bell’s Oberon is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Bell’s Oberon
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56 50
Sam Adams Summer Ale is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sam Adams Summer Ale
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15 10
Schöfferhofer Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list The Best Summer Beers
TonyMartinez1 added
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24 30
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculp... is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ballast Point Grapefruit Sculpin
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43 56
Shock Top Lemon Shandy is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Shock Top Lemon Shandy
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19 26
Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Alaskan Brewing Co. Summer Ale
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15 22
Dogfish Head Rosabi is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Dogfish Head Rosabi
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14 21
Victory Summer Love is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Victory Summer Love
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16 25
Widmer Hef Shandy is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Widmer Hef Shandy
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11 19
Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Burnside Brewing Lime Kolsch
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8 16
Lazy Magnolia Song of the Sout... is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Lazy Magnolia Song of the South
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11 21
Flying Dog Dead Rise is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Flying Dog Dead Rise
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12 23
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Ommegang Cooperstown Ale
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10 20
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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12 24
Two Brothers Ebel’s Weisse is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Two Brothers Ebel’s Weisse
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9 20
Schlafly Summer Lager is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schlafly Summer Lager
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7 17
Schell’s Hefeweizen is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Schell’s Hefeweizen
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6 16
Heavy Seas Beer Smooth Sail is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Heavy Seas Beer Smooth Sail
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6 16
Boulevard Sporting KC Champion... is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Boulevard Sporting KC Championship Ale
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11 24
Abita Brewing Co. Seersucker S... is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Abita Brewing Co. Seersucker Summer Pils
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7 18
Carton Monkey Chased the Wease... is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Carton Monkey Chased the Weasel
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7 18
Sixpoint Rad is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Sixpoint Rad
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10 23
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, Th... is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list The Best Summer Beers
Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink & The Holy Gose