Brewers of Pennsylvania: 2017 Summer Beer Suggestions

Brewers of Pennsylvania: 2017 Summer Beer Suggestions

Press release… With summer 2017 here, the Brewers of Pennsylvania (BOP), the state’s official brewers guild, has released its list of Summer Beer Suggestions. The beers come from BOP members located throughout the state, and offer consumers an opportunity to kick back, and cool off as temperatures rise.

“There’s nothing better than relaxing on a hot summer day with some of Pennsylvania’s finest craft beers,” said Dan LaBert, Executive Director of the Brewers of Pennsylvania. “The BOP’s 2017 Summer Beer Suggestions offer a variety of carefully crafted brews beer-aficionados and casual beer drinkers alike can enjoy. Pennsylvania continues to be a leader in the thriving craft beer industry, and we encourage those 21 and over in the Commonwealth to support their local craft brewers and take a trip to see what other professionals in the state are brewing up.”

Brewers of Pennsylvania’s Summer Beer Suggestions

Erie Brewing Company – Erie
SOLEIL SHANDY
What Consumers Need to Know

Inspired by the colorful Lake Erie sunsets, Soleil Shandy is a light, crisp, warm-weather, delightfully refreshing raspberry-lemon Shandy perfect for relaxing at a lake, poolside, at the beach, or gathering with friends under the stars.

Rivertowne Brewing – Export
HALA KAHIKI PINEAPPLE ALE
What Consumers Need to Know

“Hala Kahiki” (hahlah-kah-hee-kee) originates from the Hawaiian word for pineapple. The way this carefully crafted citrusy brew satisfies the taste buds, consumers may think it’s nectar from the Gods. Grab a lei, and allow this sweet and refreshing ale to take you away to paradise. 4.8% ABV.

Spoonwood Brewing Company – Pittsburgh
WHITE HOT RAGE
What Consumers Need to Know

White Hot Rage is a Belgian-style Witbier with white pepper, habanero, orange zest, and coriander. It’s bright and citrusy with just a touch of heat, making it an ideal warm weather quencher. It also pairs well with lighter summertime dishes and grilled meats.

Fegley’s Brew Works – Bethlehem and Allentown
BLUEBERRY BELCH
What Consumers Need to Know

Voted Best Summer Ale at Philadelphia Summer Ale Fest, each barrel of Blueberry Belch is made using 150 pounds of 100% real fruit. This unfiltered fruit ale is not-too-sweet, light, and oh so refreshing! A fantastic summer beer perfect for sipping on the porch. Great fruit aroma, with a blueberry flavor that follows throughout, combined with a satisfying breadiness. Beautiful copper pink color, and spicy aromas of blueberry-raspberry cobbler a la mode. 4.2% ABV.

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GearHouse Brewing Company – Chambersburg
SAISON de RHUBARB
What Consumers Need to Know

This classic Multi Grain Saison, with barley, wheat, oats and rye is brewed with a French Saison yeast strain to help impart a peppery, spicy character to match summer temps. Saison de Rhubarb is hopped with earthy Mt. Hood and Chinook hops, and balanced with the acidity and tartness of 40 pounds of fresh Heirloom Rhubarb! 7% ABV.

Chatty Monks Brewing Company – Reading
SMITTY WERBENJAGERMANJENSON PALE ALE
What Consumers Need to Know

Light in color and hopped exclusively with El Dorado Hops.  Fruity with a fleeting bitterness and wisp of freshly cut grass. Perfect during the blazing noon heat or watching the sun fade away.

Levante Brewing Company – Chester Springs
CLOUDY AND CUMBERSOME
What Consumers Need to Know

Its hazy appearance, soft body and notes of passion fruit and citrus will have you ordering another pint before the first one is finished. This recipe includes a hefty amount of flaked oats and wheat malt that gives this brew a silky-smooth delivery. Paired up with the tropical aromas of Mosaic and Idaho 7 hops, Cloudy and Cumbersome is perfect for any casual summertime setting.

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Dancing Gnome – Pittsburgh
DELINEATE SUMMER PORTER
What Consumers Need to Know

Incredibly full bodied and perfect on the porch, at a summer grill, or by a fire pit. Deep chocolate aromas, and a light, refreshing dark fruit and roast character allows for an incredibly smooth finish.

About the Brewers of Pennsylvania

The Brewers of Pennsylvania is a 501c6 trade association that brings together leaders of Pa.-based breweries in order to promote and protect the brewing industry in the state.  The Brewers of Pennsylvania, a strong and influential organization, serves the consuming public of Pa. by encouraging brand diversity in the market. BOP members employ an estimated 10,000 employees earning $296 million in wages and generating $1.1 billion in direct economic benefits to communities throughout the state.  Its signature annual event is the popular Meeting of the Malts. #supportPAbeer

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