We, as a nation, celebrate our independence from the tyranny of King George every July 4th – or at the very least, act like we do. But really? It’s more about celebrating the gifts we’ve been given thanks to the brilliance and bravery of our forefathers. Often? It’s through hoisting up a beer in their honor. To that end, “Men’s Journal” has scoured the latest and greatest in craft beers and recommends the following brews to seek out and do your celebrating with, in style.
- Dead Rise Old Bay Gose (Flying Dog Brewery) – Flying Dog is based out of Maryland, which means it only makes sense to have a beer with a touch of Old Bay added for a “spicy, salty kick.” If you want an Atlantic Ocean/blue crab vibe with your beer…this is the ticket.
- Notorious P.O.G. (Stone Brewing) – In Hawaii, POG is a blend of passion fruit, orange and guava juices. Virginia’s Stone Brewing took that and added to a Berliner weisse, and it goes great with a slab of watermelon.
- Slow Chill Helles (Oskar Blues Brewery) – A golden beverage of the gods that goes great with anything you dare to grill up.
- Margarita Gose (Cigar City Brewing) – It’s what you get when you combine a nice gose, with some orange peel and a margarita vibe. It’s also only 4.2%, so you can drink more without getting too loaded quickly.
- Lightpoint (New Holland Brewing) – It’s a low-calorie/low-carb white ale brewed with “raw honey, orange peel, and coconut water. Great if your 4th has hiking, biking, or some other activity mixed in.
- Innertube Lager Beer (Burial Beer) – The “ultimate koozy beer,” it’s a light lager brewed with German hops, rice and corn…and you can buy it direct from the brewery.
- Little Sip IPA (Lawson’s Finest Liquids) – It’s a great sipping beer at 6.2% alcohol and topped with hints of grapefruit and pineapple.
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Source: Men’s Journal