8 Great Local Brews to try this Summer
These sips boast a cornucopia of fruit flavors, from blueberries to lemons to peaches.
Blueberry Berliner Weisse at Conshohocken Brewing Company
Eight pounds of blueberry puree infuse sweetness into every barrel of Conshocken Brewing Company’s Blueberry Berliner Weisse. This tart summer sip is offered seasonally and adds a twist to the usually sour German beer.
739 E. Elm St., Conshohocken, (610) 897-8962.
Cloudy and Cumbersome at Levante Brewing Company
Feel like you’re floating on a summer cloud with this citrusy Cloudy and Cumbersome IPA. Notes of passion fruit complement the wheat malt, to add a tropical air to your summer.
The Stables, 160 Park Road, Chester Springs, (484) 999-8761.
Fool’s Gold at Kennett Brewing Co.
Fool’s Gold is rich in flavor. This Belgian Saison combines earthy, spicy and floral flavors. Lovely to look at, the gold brew goes down smoothly with a crisp finish.
109 S. Broad St., Kennett Square, (610) 444-0440.
Hoppy Quad at Victory Brewing Company
Cedar blends with citrus and peach to create a brew that is bold and exciting—and packs a punch at 13 percent ABV. Hoppy Quad contains chinook, mosaic, cascade and citra hops, plus pilsner and acid malt.
Lovers at Tired Hands Brewing Company
Available on tap at the Tired Hands café, this strawberry saison is brewed with hibiscus, mosaic and rose petals, making for a light, sweet, summery treat.
16 Ardmore Ave., Ardmore, (610) 896-7621.
Peter at La Cabra Brewing
La Cabra’s crisp red ale is sure to complement a cool summer’s eve. This 6 percent ABV brew is aged in virgin American oak barrels and offsets acidity with fruitiness. Enjoy colorful sherry flavors in a bottle wrapped in an equally colorful mosaic pattern.
642 Lancaster Ave., Berwyn, (610) 240-7908.
Saison Vautour Farmhouse Ale at McKenzie Brew House
McKenzie Brew House wins points in creativity when it comes to names—“Emergency Golf Match Amber Ale” and “Route 202 Pale Ale” are among the offerings. The real winner is their Belgian-style Saison Vautour, which balances flavors in a pas-de-deux of strong, flavorful characters.
Weiss Wit at 2SP Brewing Company
2SP calls Weiss Wit “Sumer’s Perfect Pint.” This light, tart witbier is offered all year long, but proves most enjoyable in the heat of summer. Lemony and refreshing with a bright hue, Weiss Wit satisfies on hot beach days and lazy summer nights.
120 Concord Road, Aston, (484) 480-5927.