Much like the food at your local farmer’s market or favorite bistro, craft beer offerings change with the seasons. Sure, some of these varieties are available year-round, but we Made Men are discerning gents. We like our Maryland blue crabs and Jersey silver queen corn in-season, and we like our meat fresh off the grill. Next time you hit the outdoor seats at a brewpub or visit the nearest bottle shop, keep an eye out for these five seasonal beers. They channel the time of year, and make the sun shine a little brighter and—don’t let the photo above fool you—taste best out of a crystal-clear pint glass.
1. Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co.’s Summer Shandy
This bottle from the Wisconsin-based brewery affectionately called Leinie delivers a refreshing mix of lemon flavor and beer. Also known as a radler, this quaffable 4.2% ABV beverage is literally your old-school session brew. It pours cloudy like a wheat beer and combines a crisp lager mouthfeel with a candy-infused lemon finish. The Euro version of the Michelada! Toss these back with some s’mores around the campfire. More: leine.com