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Summer is a-coming in

By thirsty hack Ignatius Rake

Posted May 22, 2014
a typical summer scene
Blue sheep in deck chairs? It must be summer. (Check bottom for credit)

BA releases list of US summer seasonal craft beers.

Summertime and the drinkin' is easy.

Well, sort of because, which the US Brewers Association (BA) describes as its "website for beer lovers", has just released its list of summer seasonal craft beers produced by BA members.

According to a BA press release, many of the beers featured "include summery ingredients, such as grapefruit, banana, orange, pear, wheat malt and innovative hops that lend zesty citrus flavours perfect for the summer".

"Summer is such an exciting time to be a craft beer lover in the US," says Julia Herz, publisher and the BA's craft beer programme director.

"Today we are amidst an explosion of seasonally inspired, full-flavoured, rewarding and refreshing offerings from 2,800 small and independent craft brewers."

"Summer seasonals are all about exploration and getting in touch with different craft beers from unique breweries."

The full listing, along with descriptions and regional availability, can be found here.

Please feel free to send us a crate or two.

Thirsty work being a hack, you know.

Anyway, while I'm on the subject of summer, here's Derry's finest, the Undertones, with a rather apt track from 1979 embedded here on the Rake & Herald from Colin Mason's bloody excellent YouTube channel.

See also Spring has sprung!, posted 7/3/14.

Ignatius Rake
is a freelance journalist, geographer and world traveller who has visited more than 70 countries on six continents. In 2013, he represented the UK at the Fourth Annual Smoke's Poutinerie World Poutine Eating Championship in Toronto, coming an abysmal last and getting his arse royally whipped by Rake & Herald reader and Major League Eating speedscarfing supremo Joey 'Jaws' Chestnut. He has been known to like a pint.

Picture credit

Top and thumb: Der bisher heißeste Juli (2010) seit der Wetteraufzeichnung in Deutschland, selbst die Schafe liegen auf der Sonnenliege by Frank Schwichtenberg.

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