27 July 2012

WILK Friday BeerBuzz–27 July 2012–Blue Point Summer Ale

WILKFridayBerbuzz8Every year my family heads to the beach for summer vacation…and while there are many traditions we hold sacred, one of our favorites is simply enjoying a beer on the beach.

I’ve long been asked what beer we take to the beach with us, but rather than simply list them out, what I think people are really asking is, “What beer should I take to the beach?”  So today I thought I’d take a run at answering that question.

Because glass is sharp and toes are still very soft, I first decided to limit my search to canned beers.  Not only are they safer, but at many beaches they are the only thing you can carry.  Since different people enjoy different beers, I also wanted to pick a beer that everyone from a craft beer pro to a craft beer beginner could enjoy while sitting in the sand.

imageWith all of that in mind I chose Blue Point Brewing Summer Lager.

Blue Point Brewing has two claims to fame.  1st they are Long Island’s only brewery, and 2nd (and perhaps most important), they are committed to freshness & flavor.

Located along the water and along the coastline where Blue Point Oysters were once harvested, their name is no surprise….and with a brick direct-fired brew-kettle, their beers are unique.

Summer Ale comes in a 12oz can and it has an easy drinking 4.5% ABV….important to anyone who plans to spend the day on the beach.  Summer Ale is an American Blonde style beer and it uses a partial wheat malt to keep the body satisfying and the beer refreshing and drinkable.  The beer is well carbonated, so pour slowly and you’ll see the golden color and pure white head.  There’s a little honey or buttery scent to the beer and it finishes with an almost lemony tartness.  Perfect for the beach and perfect for a hot summer day.  Try this one for yourself….and preferably…you should try it on the beach.

Thank you to

Nancy, John & Joe for yet another fun Friday.

The Friday BeerBuzz…bringing good beers and good people together.

As always you can check out the video on-line at the WILK Friday BeerBuzz page by clicking HERE.

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