Best summer beers 2019The ultimate summer refreshment

Summer has finally arrived, that means terraces, beer gardens and of course summer beers! In our list of the best summer beers 2019 we've included, summer crafts, the best Session and Saison beers, alcohol-free beer and our roundup of the best beers to enjoy in the sun for 2019.

As always, when our beer sommeliers curate a list of "best beers", these are based on preference and very much a personal opinion. Use this as a guide and even an opportunity to discover something new. Remember it’s all about your taste and your favourites, but we are always here to offer a helping hand. 

Witbier and Weizen

As soon as the sun starts to shine in the Netherlands, the many terraces are packed with sun-seekers. Yet we still get the ultimate terrace beer from Belgium. A very typical Belgian Witbier example is Wiekse Witte. In the Netherlands you 

Gebrouwen door vrouwen- zonnig-zeewit

often see this style in a robust glass with a slice of lemon. However, we advise against this, it kills the beer head and in turn effects the quality.

Do you also want to enjoy a good wheat beer at home, in the garden or on your balcony? The beer style is also brewed a lot in the Netherlands. For example, the IJwit, one of the most popular beers from Brewery ‘t IJ. At 6.5%, it is on the firm side, but also extra tasteful. A nice counterpart is the extra refreshing Sunny Sea White from Gebrouwen door Vrouwen, with only 3.8% alcohol but full of flavour?

Witbier is often confused with the Weizen style. This is not entirely correct, the flavoursof Weizen such as the slightly acidic touch of wheat and the aromas of banana and clove do very well in the sunshine. This means it’s delicious all year round! For example, try the Meine Helle Weisse from Schneider Weisse, which, in addition to the typical whey flavors, also has white grapes.

 

If you’re really into tropical flavours, especially banana, then try the Tropical Ralphie from Two Chefs Brewing. With the addition of banana there are hints of other tropical fruit and a light hop bitterness.

The season of the Saison

Palm IPA

Oedipus Mannenliefde - SaisonThe Saison is another summer beer style that originates from Belgium. Traditionally, this beer was brewed in the colder winter months, and stored for the farm workers to enjoy in the summer.

Saison Dupont is the most iconic example; spicy, fruity, a dry aftertaste and aromas of citrus fruit from the copious amounts of hops!

In the Netherlands, Oedipus Mannenliefde always works well in the summer. Nice, maybe even a bit spicy, but most of all very refreshing thanks to the aromas of citrus fruits.

Summer pack

16 beers

Let the summer begin! We have selected 16 refreshing and light beers to accompany you during the warmest season of the year. Whether it's for days out at the beach, long evenings chilling out in the garden or for your well-deserved holidays, this pack will be the perfect companion to have on hand. Cheers to the sun!

€ 44,22 € 33,95
Out of stock

IPAs and Sessions

Session IPA

Session IPA

You can never go wrong with an IPA in our opinion, but especially in the summer months. The balanced aroma is both clean, complex and hoppy, making it a particularly refreshing summer beer. Nowadays, additional fruit or fruit juice is added to the citrus aromas of the hops to make it even fruitier. The same goes for the Bloody ‘Ell from Beavertown, which gets a good dose of blood orange peel and juice added during the cooking process.

Prefer something lighter? Beerwulf has some of the best Session beers, all the fruit and hoppy taste of an IPA, but with less of the alcohol. Why not try the Palm Session IPA? It's fruity, refreshing and has delicious aromas of tropical fruit and peach.  Or what about Jopen Life’s A Beach?  Full of hops and only 3.3% alcohol!

Fruit beer and sour beer

Stone Brewing - Berliner Weisse

Fruit beer- Walhalla Aphrodite

Speaking of fruit, a real fruit beer is also wonderful for the sun. Now you might think of a sticky and sweet lemonade beer, but have you ever had a real Kriek? Boon Kriek is a spontaneously fermented beer that is brewed with 250 grams of cherries (sour cherries) per liter. The subtle interplay between fresh sourness and sweetness makes for a delicious acidic beer. It is packed with lots of cherries making the aftertaste sour, surprisingly refreshing and fruity.

They also like more acidic beers in Berlin, the birthplace of the Berliner Weisse. A beer that is fermented using a lactic acid bacterium, giving it a fresh, sour taste. A good example of this is the Stone Berliner Weisse. In the Netherlands the men of Walhalla brew Aphrodite, a Berliner Weisse with added raspberry. With only 4% alcohol a nice fruity, sour beer for the summer.

Read more about Fruit beers

Alcohol-free beer

In the sun you should always be careful with drinking alcohol, because the moisture-wicking effect of alcohol is accelerated in the heat and can affect you quickly. A Playground IPA from vandeStreek is therefore perfect for the sun, and long day drinking sessions. Or even when you need to drive home after a barbecue with friends. All the hoppy aromas of an IPA, but with only 0.5% alcohol! We even have an alcohol-free pack with all the most delicious low-alcohol beers.

Summer Beer Pack

You can of course order the beers we mentioned in this article individually. However a number of the beers can also be found in our Summer Beer Pack. Additionally, you will find, a Mexican Lager, an IPA with grapefruit and a Belgian Weizen. You can now order the pack for  €33.95 and shipping is free!

Summer pack

16 beers

Let the summer begin! We have selected 16 refreshing and light beers to accompany you during the warmest season of the year. Whether it's for days out at the beach, long evenings chilling out in the garden or for your well-deserved holidays, this pack will be the perfect companion to have on hand. Cheers to the sun!

€ 44,22 € 33,95
Out of stock