8 Beers to Celebrate Summer in Huntsville, Alabama

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by Sarah Belanger

 

8 Beers to Celebrate Summer in Huntsville, Alabama

Summer is here! ‘Tis the season for vacations, grilling out, pool parties and fun in the sun. ‘Tis also the season for light, crisp summer beers. Here are 8 brews that pair perfectly with the famous Alabama heat. Just like summer, these beers won’t be around for long, so get them while you can.

 

Rocket Republic Brewing’s Vapor Trail Cream Ale ABV 5.5%

This beer was named for the white lacing left in the glass once the beer is gone. It is a sweet, smooth beer with honey and biscuit malts. Vapor Trail Cream Ale has a light creamy flavor which pairs perfectly with food straight off the grill.

Rocket Republic Brewing's Vapor Trail Cream Ale via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Rocket Republic’s Tap Room

 

Blue Pants Brewing’s Wheat with Peach ABV 5.25%

Wheat with Peach, as its name implies, is a fruity, peach flavored wheat beer. The beer is a bit sour, very citrusy and perfect for a sunny summer afternoon.

Blue Pants Brewing's Wheat with Peach via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Blue Pant’s Tap Room

 

The Brew Stooges’ Witless Wheat ABV 5.1%

This seasonal ale is a German-style Hefeweizen made with imported malts and hops. As with most wheat ales, it has a cloudy appearance, but its honey sweetness makes it refreshing and delicious.

The Brew Stooges' Witless Wheat via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: The Brew Stooges’ Tap Room

 

Salty Nut Brewery’s Hawt Blonde Ale ABV 4.7%

This clear, blonde ale is light, crisp and easy to drink. It is brewed with the santiam hops, giving it a peppery finish.

Salty Nut Brewery's Hawt Blonde Ale via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Salty Nut’s Tap Room

 

Singin’ River’s Handy’s Gold Blonde Ale ABV 4.9%

Handy’s Gold is a crisp, pleasant beer that is light on the palate. This is a great beer for those loving mild, European-style brew.

Singin' River's Handy's Gold Blonde Ale via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Stem and Stein Wine Cellar and Bar

 

Astra’s Grapefruit Radler ABV 2.0%

Radlers or Radlermass are light, fruity German-style beers. Astra’s Radler is mixed with grapefruit, which creates a refreshing and perfect warm weather drink. The low alcohol content makes it easy to drink all day long.

Astra's Grapefruit Radler at Stem and Stein via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Stem and Stein Wine Cellar and Bar

 

Bell’s Oberon Ale ABV 5.8%

Oberon Ale is an unfiltered beer with a hazy appearance. It is an American wheat ale with a spicy hop character and mildly fruity aromas. Beer enthusiasts will appreciate the complex flavor.

Bell's Oberon Ale via iHeartHsv.com

Where to find it: Stem and Stein Wine Cellar and Bar

 

The Brew Stooges’ Blond Dame ABV 4.0%

Blond Dame is a clear, crisp blonde ale with notes of caramel, raisin and sourdough. It is a session ale so it has a lower alcohol content, which makes it perfect to drink on warm summer days.

The Brew Stooges' Blond Dame via iHeartHsv.com

 

Where to find it: The Brew Stooges’ Tap Room

 

What beers have I missed? Comment below with your favorite summer brews.

 

 

 

 

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Sarah Belanger

At the age of 12, a subscription to National Geographic magazine began Sarah’s passionate love for all things related to photography, and since then she’s photographed everything from weddings to house fires to beautiful desserts.

Sarah works as a photographer and writer in North Alabama and has photographed for numerous national brands including Southern Living, Cooking Light and Pillsbury. She also writes for several local magazines and is a regular contributor to the popular food blog Huntsville Eats.

See more of her photography at S. Belanger Photography and keep up with her food adventures at The Jealous Crumpet.

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