7 great new summer beers

Details

New summer brews

(iStockphoto)

A cold one on a hot day never goes out of style—but the experience is continually improving. And this season, aficionados have a lot of reasons to toast.










Samuel Adams Double Agent IPL
After nearly three decades, the venerable Boston brewery keeps rolling out innovations like this IPL—India pale lager—that combines the piney, grapefruit-driven DNA of an IPA with a colder fermentation process for a smooth, hop-forward hybrid with a crisp finish.
samueladams.com



961 beer lager
When you think of craft beer, the Middle East rarely comes to mind. But Mazen Hajjar, a former investment banker from Lebanon, is altering perceptions with his award-winning brewery named after the nation's calling code. Cascade hops give this gently sweet, golden-hued lager its floral aroma.
961beer.com

(See also: How fattening is your favorite beer?)


Anchor California Lager
This tribute to California's first lager (brewed in 1876) is crafted with native barley and floral, spicy Cluster hops—a favored ingredient for 19th-century brewers. The golden result is crowned by billowy foam and delivers a lingering bitterness often lacking in modern lagers.
anchorbrewing.com

New Belgium Shift Pale Lager
Inspired by workers sharing after-hours beers, the Colorado brewery's canned thirst quencher has a tropical profile. Its Nelson Sauvin hops, which come from New Zealand, supply notes of lychee and mango; Cascade hops add a kiss of citrus.
newbelgium.com

Flying Dog UnderDog Atlantic Lager
This light, biscuity thirst slayer was devised as an antidote to humid East Coast summers. Wheat creates the smooth mouthfeel, Goldings hops from England provide a grassy, floral bouquet, and rye dries out the finish.
flyingdogales.com

Ballast Point Longfin Lager
San Diego–based Ballast Point shows a deft hand with this clean-drinking take on Germany's classic Munich helles (meaning "bright" or "light"). Snappy and grassy, it has a slightly sweet, bready flavor.
ballastpoint.com

Saranac Dry Hop Lager
To give this medium-bodied lager its intense aromatics, the upstate–New York brewery turned to dry hopping, in which flavorful flowers like tangy Taurus and citrusy Opal hops are added after fermentation.
saranac.com



More from DETAILS:

12 Must-See Sneakers

Stylish Male Athletes Who Became Models

The Worst Celebrity Eyebrows of All Time

Sorry you didn't like this comment. Please provide a reason below.

Are you sure?
Rating failed. Try again.
Request failed. Try again.
We will promote constructive and witty comments to the top, so everyone sees them!
Sorry, we can’t load comments right now. Try again.

    Recommended for You

    • United Airlines has reached a settlement with the passenger who was dragged off a plane

      United Airlines has reached an out-of-court settlement with David Dao. According to Thomas...

      Business Insider
    • Britt McHenry, Andy Katz latest talent to be dumped by ESPN

      The proverbial bloodbath of ESPN layoffs that gripped the sports world Wednesday continue to trickle out Thursday. Even more high-profile axes among on-air NFL and basketball talent have yet to be revealed, according to The Big Lead, as the so-called Worldwide Leader confronts its grim fiscal realities in a shifting sports media landscape. One of the more infamous personas at ESPN, television reporter Britt McHenry, announced she would exit the network after covering the NFL Draft through Saturday. McHenry was suspended by ESPN in 2015 following a nasty tirade against a parking-lot attendant, footage of which went viral and stunted a once-ascendant career trajectory. “I’m in the news, sweetheart,

      New York Post q
    • Mom lets daughter's school know her 10-year-old is 'done' with homework

      Making tough calls for your children is a vital aspect of parenting. One brave mother stepped up to the parenting plate for her child, sharing an email she sent to her daughter's school explaining that her 10 year old is "done with homework" because of the undue stress it causes. SEE ALSO: Instead of telling women who might get pregnant they can't drink, study suggests trusting them Bunmi Laditan, a mom blogger in Quebec, explained on Facebook that she told her daughter's school that her child would be "drastically reducing" the homework she'd be completing, but that she "was trying to be polite because [her daughter is] finished." “I just sent an email to her school letting her know she’s all done,” the mother wrote. "Over the past four years I've noticed her getting more and more stressed when it comes to school," the troubled mother wrote, "And by stressed I mean chest pains, waking up early, and dreading school in general." Laditan explained that her daughter often does homework until 6:30 p.m., with little to no time to relax after dinner. “Is family time not important?” she wrote, “Is time spent just being a child relaxing at home not important? Or should she become some kind of junior workaholic at 10 years old?" “Children need downtime after school the same way adults need downtime after work. They need to play with their siblings," she continued. Laditan later commented on her own post to further explain her point of view. Image: bunmi laditan/facebookThe mother clarified that she wasn’t blaming her daughter’s "incredible" teachers, and that she simply feels the system isn’t working for her child. “I can’t watch her unravel anymore and be filled with so much stress at age 10,” she explained. Parents, teachers, and even therapists sounded off in the post's comment section in support of Laditan, relating similar experiences with children in their own lives. Image: kim tang/facebook Image: Katie chavarria/facebook Image: Erin avirett/facebook Image: jamie ellam davis/facebookSeems like this mom might be on to something. WATCH: This NYU student went undercover as a worker in a Chinese iPhone factory

      Mashable
    • Nick Cannon Reveals Whether He's Sleeping With Ex-Wife Mariah Carey

      The former 'America's Got Talent' host also reveals the "most diva thing" he's ever seen the singer do.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Mom Declares Her Daughter Is Done With Homework In Viral Email

      Fed up with her 10-year-old daughter’s heavy homework load, a mom decided to do something about it.

      The Huffington Post
    • On his birthday, his 13-year-old sister hugged him. Then he shot her in the head

      On Martaevious Santiago’s 17th birthday, he shot his 13-year-old sister in the back of the head. She had just hugged him in the kitchen of the family’s Florida City home, police said. As they separated and Tedra King walked away, Martaevious pointed a loaded semiautomatic handgun at her. Then he pulled the trigger and killed her. Martaevious told police it was an accident. The shooting happened Tuesday night inside a modest Florida City subdivision called Washington Park. Outside the home on Wednesday, shocked family members — some on the way to identify the young girl’s body at the morgue — demanded privacy. “Everybody that knows a word of prayer, please pray for the Bess family,” close family

      Miami Herald q
    • Scott Van Pelt Gives Amazing Goodbye To ESPN Employees Who Lost Jobs

      Scott Van Pelt seems like an intelligent guy. And he also has a way with words. So it wasn’t surprising that he signed off Wednesday night’s episode of “SportsCenter” with an incredible goodbye to the ESPN employees who lost their jobs earlier in the day. ESPN shook the sports media world Wednesday by laying off an abundance of employees, including several high-profile on-air personalities. It was a difficult day for the network, which has long been considered the “Worldwide Leader in Sports,” and SVP addressed the situation perfectly by leaving his former co-workers with an uplifting and inspiring note while acknowledging their departures. Van Pelt’s heartfelt goodbye came on the heels of Bob

      New England Sports Network q
    • Why President Trump is getting killed in court, in 1 astonishingly ignorant comment

      While the Republican Congress has been laughably deficient in checking President Trump's corruption and power grabs, the federal courts have been doing their job. On Tuesday, a federal district court judge blocked an executive order intending to deny federal funding to sanctuary cities. The president of the United States wasted little time in reacting, tweeting "[f]irst the 9th Circuit rules against the ban and now it hits again on sanctuary cities — both ridiculous rulings. See you in the Supreme Court!" and criticizing the winners of the suit for "judge shopping." In a subsequent interview, he expressed agreement with "the many people that want to break up the 9th Circuit." Both the order itself

      The Week q
    • Boy, 17, Arrested In Shooting Death Of His 13-Year-Old Sister: Cops

      The Florida brother told authorities it was an accident.

      Inside Edition
    • United Airlines reaches settlement with passenger dragged from plane

      United Airlines and the passenger who was dragged from a Chicago flight earlier this month have reached a settlement for an undisclosed sum, they said on Thursday, in the carrier's latest step to contain damage from an incident that sparked international outrage. Viral videos of Dr. David Dao being dragged down the aisle of a United jet and Chief Executive Oscar Munoz's handling of the incident touched off a public outcry, prompted calls from congressmen for new regulation of the industry, and led United's board of directors to reverse an agreement to make Munoz the company's chairman in 2018. Southwest Airlines also said on Thursday that it would end overbooking of flights.

      Reuters
    • 1-year-old girl found dead in her Joliet Township home

      A missing 1-year-old girl was found dead inside her home late Wednesday night in southwest suburban Joliet Township after a massive search.

      WLS – Chicago
    • Here’s Everyone Laid Off at ESPN, From Andy Katz to Britt McHenry (Updating List)

      ESPN announced Wednesday that it would lay off roughly 100 on-air personalities and writers, TheWrap has learned. The names of impacted, now-former employees are starting to become public.

      The Wrap
    • Caitlyn Jenner Says Khloe Kardashian Hasn't Talked to Her in 2 Years: 'That's Sad'

      The pair hashed it out on 'Keeping Up With the Kardashians' earlier this month.

      Entertainment Tonight
    • Even Donald Trump's birthday tweet to Melania has a factual error it in

      Our Tweeter in Chief Donald Trump, is known for playing fast and loose with facts, but you'd think a birthday message to his wife would be a nice softball. He can garner a few awws and then move on.  Nope. SEE ALSO: The only Melania in the White House is this photograph On Wednesday, Melania Trump celebrated her birthday. And like most loved ones do on their spouse's birthday, Donald Trump took to Twitter to send his best wishes to his wife. HAPPY BIRTHDAY to our @FLOTUS, Melania! https://t.co/rYYp51mxDQ pic.twitter.com/np7KYHglSv — Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 26, 2017 However, when it came to the graphics, there was a ball drop. Or a star drop, if you will. If you look closely you'll notice that the flag in that graphics package only has 39 stars, which leaves out quite a number of states.  And because nothing escapes the internet, Twitter definitely noticed. There are only 39 stars on that flag, sir. https://t.co/KATgoLIQUv — Dan Zak (@MrDanZak) April 27, 2017 This is so weird: The American flag on @FLOTUS Melania Trump's birthday card only has 39 stars. H/t: @eventsforgood pic.twitter.com/IYd2hdOXGJ — Christina Wilkie (@christinawilkie) April 27, 2017 Very weird. Since the 39 star flag was never official since we went from 38 to 42 states in 1890. https://t.co/TG5JWAPOA3 — MyNinjaTurtle (@MyNinjaTurtle) April 27, 2017 @chrislhayes Wonder which 11 states are slated for destruction? #39StarFlag pic.twitter.com/KKkIS1ElZB — kathy greenstone (@KathyGreenstone) April 27, 2017 To make matters even more worse, this is not the first time Donald Trump has shared the 39-star flag. As MSNBC's Chris Hayes pointed out, Donald Trump also shared the flag at the end of the video welcoming freed Egyptian American Aya Hijazi who was imprisoned in Cairo. @christinawilkie @FLOTUS @eventsforgood IT'S THE SAME FLAG IN THE END OF THIS VIDEO!!!! https://t.co/jZOSS7VjNh — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 27, 2017 Someone in the WH graphics operation has a 39-star flag saved on their computer as the current flag and is using it everything! — Christopher Hayes (@chrislhayes) April 27, 2017 For reference, Mr. President, we've never actually had a 39-star flag in the history of the United States.  The design was actually created in 1889 when flag makers were anticipating the addition of the Dakotas to the United states. Flag makers incorrectly assumed that what we know as North Dakota and South Dakota would be admitted to the US as only one state, not two. The New York Times notes:  Long story short, flag makers jumped the gun, so now 39-star flag was never an official flag. They are now just collectors items. Note: there was never an official 39-star flag, but some folks thought there would be 39 states in 1889, so some flags were actually created — Brian Ruh (@brianruh) September 5, 2016 WE NEVER EVEN HAD A 39 STAR FLAG https://t.co/XpMS0LMd97 — SheriffFruitfly (@sherifffruitfly) April 27, 2017 Now, to be fair, this is probably just a graphic design mistake from the White House art department, not a comment on how many states Trump wishes we had. But the fact stands: The. President. Of. The. United. States. Tweeted. A. Fake. Flag. Happy Birthday, Melania!

      Mashable
    • Why a racially insensitive photo of Southern Baptist seminary professors matters

      Acts of Faith | Perspective A Southern Baptist seminary professor on Tuesday posted a jaw-dropping photo on Twitter that has resurfaced questions for white evangelicals and their attitudes about race. The picture, posted by Barry McCarty, a professor of preaching and rhetoric at Southwestern Baptist Theological Seminary in Texas, appears to show five white professors dressed in hoodies, gold chains, bandannas and caps. Several of them are pictured posing with fingers pointed like guns and McCarty appears to be holding a gun in his hand. The words “Notorious S.O.P.” (School Of Preaching) are scrawled across the top. McCarty posted later that the photo was part of a special send-off for one of

      Washington Post q
    • Aaron Hernandez's estate valued at $0.00; home may be sold

      Aaron Hernandez's estate has no value even as his fiancee seeks to sell his home.

      Shutdown Corner
    • What Does Putin Really Think About North Korea?

      As tensions around North Korea’s nuclear ambitions simmer, one of the country’s neighbors has kept a noticeably low profile _ Russia. Although traditionally a part of peace talks, the Soviet-era ally of Pyongyang has largely been absent from the public debate around the U.S. and North Korea’s increased friction. Russian President Vladimir Putin’s last and brief statement about the situation came via his spokesman Dmitry Peskov two weeks ago, and in very general terms.

      Newsweek
    • Met Gala Red Carpet, Best Olsen Twins Met Gala Gowns (11 photos)

      Met Gala 2015 Red Carpet, Best Olsen Twins Met Gala Gowns

      People
    • United Airlines offers $10,000 for passengers to give up seats on overbooked flights

      United Airlines has announced sweeping changes on how it "respects its customers" following the infamous moment when a passenger was forcibly dragged off an overbooked flight. The company made a total of 10 "substantial" changes to how they will manage customer experience after a video seen across the world showed David Dao being forcibly dragged screaming from an overbooked flight in Chicago in what resulted in a PR disaster for the airline. The changes include limiting the use of law enforcement officials on board flights to safety and security issues only, as well as increasing the compensation incentive for passengers to voluntarily give up their seats on overbooked flights to $10,000 (£7,700).

      International Business Times
    • A Googler who was struggling at work explains how 2 scary sentences from her boss' boss changed everything

      Rachel O'Meara had met multiple times with her direct boss to discuss her poor performance. An...

      Business Insider