Its hot out there – and today has been no exception – here at The Beer Thrillers HQ its 95 degrees with a real feel of 100 – 102 degrees (Fahrenheit). So whats the best way to cool off? Grabbing a delicious, refreshing beer from one of our favorite breweries here in Pennsylvania of course!
So with it being the hot summer months – the dog days of summer as some would call it – I decided to come up with a list of some of the best Pennsylvania breweries with some refreshing summer offerings.
Summer is here, and that means it’s time to enjoy some great craft beers. Pennsylvania is home to some of the best breweries in the country, and many of them brew a variety of summer beers that are perfect for enjoying on a hot day.
In this article, we will take a look at some of the best Pennsylvania breweries for summer beers. We will discuss the different types of summer beers that are available, and we will recommend some of the best beers from each brewery.
Types of Summer Beers
There are many different types of summer beers available, but some of the most popular include:
Pale ales are a great choice for summer because they are light and refreshing. They are typically brewed with a variety of hops, which gives them a citrusy or fruity flavor.
IPAs are another popular choice for summer. They are hoppier than pale ales, but they are still light enough to enjoy on a hot day. IPAs come in a variety of styles, so there is sure to be one that you will enjoy.
Sour beers are becoming increasingly popular, and they are a great choice for summer. They are tart and refreshing, and they can be made with a variety of fruits.
Session beers are lower in alcohol content than other types of beer, making them a great choice for those who want to enjoy a few beers without getting too tipsy. Session beers come in a variety of styles, so there is sure to be one that you will enjoy.
Kolches, Hefeweizens, Witbiers, etc.
Some of these can easily fall under the Session Beer label. Many Kolsches, Hefes, Wits, and Light Beers (Pilsners, Lagers – think your craft beer alternatives to Bud Lite, Coors Light, Miller Lite, etc.); they usually have lower ABV, are more refreshing, and have more softer ingredients, with some even containing fruit or being more sweet too.
The Best Pennsylvania Breweries for Summer Beers
There are many great Pennsylvania breweries that brew summer beers, but here are a few of our favorites:
Troegs Independent Craft Brewing
Tröegs Independent Craft Brewing is a large brewery located in Hershey, Pennsylvania. They brew a wide variety of beers, including many summer favorites. Some of their most popular summer beers include Perpetual IPA, Dream Weaver, Sunshine Pils, Nimble Giant IPA, and their hop cyclone series – Hopora IPA, Lollihop IPA, and Field Study IPA.
Victory Brewing Company
Victory is another large brewery located in Downingtown, Pennsylvania. They brew a wide variety of beers, including many summer favorites. Some of their most popular summer beers include Summer Love Pale Ale, Dirt Wolf IPA, and Golden Monkey Belgian Tripel. As well as Cloud Walker IPA and the sour version of Golden Monkey – Sour Monkey.
Forest and Main Brewing Company
Forest & Main Brewery and Brew Pub is a small brewery located in Exton, Pennsylvania. They brew a wide variety of beers, including many experimental beers. However, they also brew some great summer beers, such as The Botanist, a dry-hopped saison, and The Swim, a hazy IPA.
Vault Brewing Company
Vault Brewing Company is a small brewery located in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania. They brew a wide variety of beers, including many IPAs and sour beers. However, they also brew some great summer beers, such as The Squeeze, a hazy IPA, and The Haze, a double IPA.
Brew Gentlemen, this brewery is located in Braddock, Pennsylvania, and they brew a wide variety of beers, including many experimental beers. However, they also brew some great summer beers, such as Eighty-Eight Session IPA, Helltown Pilsner, and Excursion Hazy IPA.
Conshohocken Brewing Company
This brewery is located in Conshohocken, Pennsylvania, and they brew a wide variety of beers, including many summer favorites. Some of their most popular summer beers include Summer Crush Session IPA, Watermelon Wheat, and Bohemian Pilsner.
Hidden River Brewing Company
This brewery is located in Nottingham, Pennsylvania, and they brew a wide variety of beers, including many sour beers. However, they also brew some great summer beers, such as Raspberry Wheat, Pineapple Sour, and Kölsch.
Snitz Creek Brewing Company
Snitz Creek Brewing Company located in Lebanon, Pennsylvania, and they brew a wide variety of beers, including many German-style beers. However, they also brew some great summer beers, such as Kolsch, Helles, and Hefeweizen. They have a fantastic lemon and blueberry sour, and have done some shandies and radlers in the past.
Summertime in Pennsylvania
Summertime in Pennsylvania can certainly be hot, but it doesn’t mean you can’t cool off with some of these fantastic breweries. They all have different great options for you to try and refresh while sitting in their wonderful breweries or even to take home and try. Either way – stay out of the heat and enjoy their delicious beers.
These are just a few of the many great Pennsylvania breweries that brew summer beers. With so many great options to choose from, you are sure to find the perfect summer beer to enjoy on a hot day.
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