Following a spring spent in the great indoors, you’re likely eager to be outside for warm sunshine and cold beer. Be it at the beach, backyard, or BBQ, summer’s ideal cooler brews combine moderate alcohol with mounds of flavor, thirst-quenchers that can beat the heat—and make you come back for a koozie refill. This season, assemble some old friends and new-to-you beers offering a fresh approach.
“We’re making a beer that’s better for the consumer and better for the planet,” New Belgium research and development brewer Ross Koenigs says of the Purist, a low-calorie, high-flavor organic lager.
Here are five of our favorite options for making your beers this summer memorable.
Grupo Modelo, Mexico
Skip Corona’s lead and hold the lime. First brewed in…