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Craft Beer Summer Seasonals 2015

Craft Beer Summer Seasonals 2015

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Summer is slowly creeping back into almost every aspect of our lives—lighter foods, outdoor activities, vacations and of course craft beer. Brewers are designing craft beer summer seasonals to enjoy in warmer weather that pair well with summer foods and activities. When looking through these seasonals, we’re noticing adjectives like light, citrusy, crisp, refreshing and bright used to describe these beers.

Session beers are another trend in this year’s summer beer lineup. Brewers have readily accepted the challenge of creating beers with large flavor profiles, but lower ABVs (usually under 5 percent). Read more in “7 India Session Ales for Summer” by Brian Yaeger.

“Small and independent craft brewers have once again taken advantage of the season and produced creative and satisfying summer craft beers,” said Julia Herz, publisher of and the Brewers Association craft beer program director. “Summer seasonals are a must for those craving some of the most refreshing and flavorful offerings the beer world has to offer.”

To celebrate these special seasonal beers, we asked Brewers Association member breweries to share their latest releases. Here’s what they had to say:




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Meghan Storey has been lucky enough to work in the world of craft beer since graduating from the University of Mississippi. Now living in Nashville, TN, with her big yellow dog Wally, she loves introducing friends to new craft beer and food pairings. Since beginning work on she can be found adding beer to just about everything she cooks. is fully dedicated to small and independent U.S. breweries. We are published by the Brewers Association, the not-for-profit trade group dedicated to promoting and protecting America’s small and independent craft brewers. Stories and opinions shared on do not imply endorsement by or positions taken by the Brewers Association or its members.