Summer Craft Picks to Help You Beat the Heat
There’s nothing better than kicking back and enjoying a nice, cold beer on a hot summer day with friends and family. Enjoy these local craft beers all season long
Citra Pale Ale, Keegan Ales
With more than 100 lbs of hops worked in, you get an incredibly juicy, Vermont-style IPA that highlights the flavors and aromas of the Citra hop, which is known for its incredible tropical and citrus aromas. The Citra Pale Ale is full of flavor and hazy in appearance.
Pairs well with: cured meats, smoked ribs, brisket, sharp cheddar and bleu cheeses
Availability: In the taproom, local bars, restaurants, and stores within the Hudson Valley
20 St James St, Kingston
(845) 331-2739; www.keeganales.com
Checkpoint Charlie Berliner Weisse, Newburgh Brewing Company
A traditional interpretation of a classic German style, light in body and beautifully tart in lemony flavor
Pairs well with: shellfish, salads, and fruits
Availability: In the taproom by the pint and 4-packs of 16-oz cans to go. Cans available at select retailers throughout the Hudson Valley, New York City, and Northern New Jersey; draft available at local bars and restaurants.
Newburgh Brewing Company
88 S Colden St, Newburgh
(845) 569-2337; www.newburghbrewing.com
Lionheart Imperial IPA, Clemson Bros. Brewery
Fierce in flavor and attitude, this Imperial Indian Pale Ale boasts untamed citrus flavor, rounded out with a rich malt backbone. It has strong citrus and tropical tones of grapefruit, pineapple, melon, lime, gooseberry, passion fruit, and lychee. A big-bodied Imperial IPA, with a well-balanced profile.
Pairs well with: seafood
Availability: In the taproom and beer garden by the tulip glass or take-home growler
Clemson Bros. Brewery
22 Cottage St, Middletown
(845) 775-4638; www.clemsonbrewing.com