The Perfect Summer Beer May Be the Saison
There's nothing better than cracking open a cold one on a hot summer day, but it begs the question: what's the best summer beer? With a light body, reasonable alcohol content, and champagne-like effervescence, the saison may be it.
While craft-beer experimentation doesn’t always translate into broad appeal, the saison varieties are all crowd-pleasers: some are hoppy; others are malt-focused; some are made with peppercorn and spices: and still others with fruit or wildflowers. The goal, is a refreshing and drinkable ale. What more could you ask for on a hot summer day?
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