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With bustling patios, warm and sunny evenings, and plenty of long weekends, summer is the season most conducive to putting one’s responsibilities aside, heading down to the pub or liquor store, and dedicating a few hours to the pursuit of flavour and fun at the bottom of a glass. And while it’s not generally considered a great time for robust beers (unless you’ve saved some in your cellar, you clever/forgetful drinker, you) there are plenty of tasty summer beers to keep you cool during those long, hot, sticky days. Here are a few.
New and Notable From Toronto
On LCBO shelves now is the first in what we hope will be many collaborations among the GTA’s ever-expanding roster of brewers: Amsterdam Brewery and Great Lakes Brewery’sMaverick & Gose. Brewed in the style of Gose beers from Leipzig, Germany (which flout that country’s purity laws by using coriander and salt in the brewing process), it’s a pleasant brew with notes of citrus and spice. And speaking of those two breweries, both have some great summery offerings of their own. Ever the fans of none-too-subtle pun titles, Great Lakes has released its suitably bitter My Bitter Wife IPA at the LCBO, while the super fruity and hoppy RoboHop imperial IPA can be picked up in cans at the brewery. Meanwhile, Amsterdam’s Framboise offers a nice tart flavour that tastes like raspberry without tastingonly like raspberry.