You may not remember my affinity for Anchor Steam Beer, but it was one of the first I reviewed. I picked up Anchor Summer Beer in haste at my bottle shop due to my love for Anchor. After purchase, I realized it was a wheat beer. I'm definitely not a fan of wheat beers as they tend to be a little too sweet for my taste. Believe it or not, I was pleasantly surprised by this brew! While it's an "unfiltered wheat beer," it only had a slight wheat flavor and was otherwise refreshing. Anchor says the top-fermenting yeast and malted wheat help give this beer a lighter wheat flavor. I can't say that this would be a go-to summer beer for me, but it's definitely a good transitional beer if you haven't tried many craft beers.
In my delayed summer fashion, this is the perfect fourth of July beer (along with the perfect 4th outfit). It's only 4.5% alcohol (so low!) and easy to drink in the heat. It's available all the way through October though, so enjoy the summer even after it's gone!
Now head on over and check out what Sarah is reviewing this week! Cheers & here's to hoping I have another awesome beer (and more blog posts) for you next week! What's your favorite summer beer?