UPDATED June 1st, 2018
A lot of things happen outside in the summer—swimming, sunbathing, reading, relaxing, running, eating…and drinking the best beer of course. We wait all year and suffer through months of rough winter weather to enjoy an al-fresco adult beverage, and now the time is finally here. Instead of sipping the same old wine or mixing up the same clichéd cocktails, treat yourself to a refreshing summer brew at your next backyard BBQ or beach fiesta. If you’re worried that beer is bad for you and offers no health perks compared to other adult beverage choices, we’ve got good news: beer actually has several health benefits. First of all, drinking beer may protect your brain against diseases like Alzheimer’s and Parkinson’s. It can also strengthen your bones, provide you with essential B vitamins, and it can boost your good cholesterol to help maintain a healthy heart. In addition, beer contains the same amount of antioxidants as wine, even though wine typically gets all the attention in the health department.
So now that you can indulge in an ice-cold brew without the guilt, which one should you choose this summer? Luckily, there are tons of refreshing options. Here are 9 of our favorites…some you may have tried, and some more rare beer you may not know about, but these are the best brews to try this summer. Start sipping and thank us later…happy summer!