Mac’s Top 10 Canned Beers for your Summer (Pool, Park, Beach, Festival & BBQ) enjoyment!!
Mac’s TOP 10 Cans for Summer:
In order from Biggest to Lightest in style! We love our CRAFT BEERS, but sometimes you just need a can of Modelo Especial to cool off by the pool or Yuengling with your BBQ. And, sometimes you want something a little more interesting, that’s why we chose HOP CRISIS and G’Knight. So, read on… and whatever you do, leave the Trailer Park Natty Light behind when you pick up your cans for the weekend!
#1 : Hop Crisis
A little known fact about Hop Crisis, as this beer was once called Double Trouble Imperial IPA, but we changed the name when we learned that the name was already being used by another fellow craft brewery. The name, Hop Crisis was our Triple IPA and was named as a challenge to the hop shortage and price increase from a few years back where some hops reached $29 a pound. FREE the HOPS!!
#2 : G’Knight
’Knight is a hybrid version of a strong ale – somewhere between an Imperial Red and a Double IPA. We make it with six different malts and three types of hops, then dry-hop it with a mutha lode of Amarillo hops. It is 8.7% alcohol by volume and has 60 International Bittering Units (IBUs)
#3 : Avery India Pale Ale
#4 : Dale’s Pale Ale
This is where it all began. Our huge Voluminously-Hopped Mutha of a Pale Ale has been called “One of the quintessential American hoppy pale ales of our time” and was named the Top US Pale Ale by the New York Times. Dale’s Pale Ale started the change for what beer drinkers expect from canned beer.
#5 : Mama’s Little Yella Pils
Mama’s is a refreshing balance of Saaz hops and specialty malts with a lively character and a delightfully crisp finish. This Pilsner is an easy companion to floating the river or catching your breath after a Rocky Mountain powder turns. Mama’s was crowned “Best Pilsner” in the 2009 Beer Festival of the South.
#6 : Blue Moon
The beer is orange-amber in color with a cloudy appearance because it is unfiltered. It is also spiced with coriander and orange peel in addition to the hops found in most beers. Blue Moon has a more pronounced orange flavor than many other beers of the style, and also has a slightly sweet flavor.
#7 : Magic Hat #9
Magic Hat Brewing, Burlington,VT
Not Quite Pale Ale. A beer cloaked in secrecy. An ale whose mysterious and unusual palate will swirl across your tongue and ask more questions than it answers. A sort of dry, crisp, refreshing, not-quite pale ale. #9 is really impossible to describe because there’s never been anything else quite like it.
#8 : Hell or High Watermelon
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat is our summer seasonal beer available from April through September in six pack cans and on draft. We start by brewing a classic American wheat beer, which undergoes a traditional secondary fermentation using fresh watermelon. A straw-colored, refreshing beer with a kiss of watermelon aroma and flavor.
#9 : Yuengling
Yuengling Traditional Lager is an iconic American lager famous for its rich amber color and medium-bodied flavor. Brewed with roasted caramel malt for a subtle sweetness and a combination of cluster and cascade hops, this true original promises a well balanced taste with very distinct character.
#10 : Modelo Especial
Modelo especial was first introduced in bottles in 1925. This lager is stylistically classified with other popular lagers, such as Budweiser, Coors, and Red Stripe. As of the end of 2008, Modelo especial was the #3 imported beer in the US.
& FOR SHARIN’ W/ THE WHOLE TRAILER PARK
#!!11!! : Oberon, 5LITER Lil’ Keg
A wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas. The addition of wheat malt lends a smooth mouthfeel, making it a classic summer beer.