ReviewsA trio of Twilight Ales (minuscule vertical)

When I had received the three Twilight Summer Ales from Deschutes Brewery, I noted that they all were freshly bottled within days of receiving them (all bottled on the same day, April 25). I thought it might be interesting to drink each of the three Twilights at different times, sort … Continue reading

StylesSummer Beer Week: Summer Styles

At the beginning of the week I wrote, “Style? There is no style, other than the loose guidelines I laid out above.” This isn’t exactly true; it depends on what style guidelines you follow (if indeed you follow any). If you go looking among the BJCP styles, you won’t find … Continue reading

ReviewsSummer Beer Week: Sunburn Summer Brew

This year Widmer debuted a new seasonal summer beer: Sunburn. It’s a true session beer at 4.3% alcohol by volume, and they’ve loaded it up with Citra hops: the relatively new variety that’s all about the tropical fruit. Here’s their summary description: Sunburn Summer Brew is a very smooth, refreshing, … Continue reading

ReviewsSummer Beer Week: Surfer’s Summer Ale

When we visited the Pelican Pub & Brewery back during Memorial Day, I picked up a couple of bottles to bring home: the 2010 Saison du Pelican, and (thinking ahead to this week, actually) the Surfer’s Summer Ale. Here’s their description: The Summer Ales of England inspire our well-loved seasonal … Continue reading

Theme WeekTheme Week for June

The final full week of June is the 21st through the 25th, and for this month’s Theme Week here at The Brew Site I’m going to be drinking and writing about Summer Ales to welcome in the first (official) week of summer. Of course, many breweries have already released their … Continue reading