Beer Blog: Memorial Day Refreshment

| May 25, 2012 | 0 Comments

Memorial Day is nearly upon us and it looks like it’s going to be another hot one.  Whether you’ll be spending the day by the pool, by the grill or elsewhere, make sure you choose your beverage(s) wisely!  Many breweries have already released their summer seasonal brew, which is generally a great style for drinking several of on a hot day. Here are some locally brewed options to quench your thirst.  Oh, and make sure you put on your sunscreen before you start throwing them back!

Heavy Seas “Sea Nymph” – This ale is a straw yellow color and has a grainy malt aroma.  The taste is grainy with a little lemon.  It is easy drinking, crisp and refreshing.  This would be a great beer to introduce to a non-craft beer drinking friend as it is fairly mild, without any potentially offensive strong flavors.

Victory “Summer Love” – This blonde ale pours pale straw in color with a thin white head that dissipates quickly. A grassy to citrusy hop aroma is easily noticeable.  The taste is of mildly bitter grapefruit. This beer is very clean, making it very refreshing on the palate.  It is a hop lover’s summer beer.

Troegs “Sunshine Pils” – This pilsner pours a straw yellow with a rapidly dissipating thin white head.  It has a complex flavor profile: bready first followed by sweet hops that turn earthy and bitter, leaving a lingering earthy bitterness in the mouth.  It is reminiscent of a high quality German pilsner, but has more hop bitterness than most.

Flying Dog “Woody Creek White” – This Belgian style wit pours a hazy light golden color with a fluffy white head. The aroma is coriander and banana.  The taste is of oranges, bananas and lemon, finishing with a quick spicey bite.  Try introducing this beer to your friends that like Blue Moon as a locally brewed alternative.

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I'm a South Baltimore resident that commutes and travels everywhere I can via bicycle. Craft beer used to be a hobby that grew into what might be considered an obsession. When I'm not sampling new beers, you can usually find me either running through the streets of Baltimore training for my next race, in the weight room, or playing with my dogs. Geotechnical engineering pays the bills.
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