Friday, July 12, 2013

Food & Beer Friday :: Summatime.

While I've been enjoying my summer, and mainly my books, I'm sort of taking a blog sabbatical.  And I'm ok with it.  In the meantime, I'm definitely still drinking!  I couldn't pass up sharing a beer from one of my favorite breweries.




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?


 

8 comments:

Alex said...

Summer beers are probably some of my favorites from any brewery. Mostly because when I drink them, I know that I'm drinking them on warm nights, and most of the time I'm surrounded by good friends :)

Katie Adams said...

I love beers like this during the summer- light, easy and tasty!

Niki Caron said...

I like Anchor Steam! I've never tried their Summer! I haven't been a huge fan of summer beers in general because I tend to not like the wheat taste, but if this one doesn't have much of one I might like it! My favorite is Victory's Summer Love!!!

Charlotte said...

I love Anchor Steam!! I wonder if I can find this anywhere near me in SC?!

Steph G said...

YAY! I'm going to San Fran for Labor Day so I might have to see if they have a brewery to go and see.

Erin said...

A mini blog break can be so nice, right? I'm glad to hear you're enjoying summer! I used to looooove wheat beers, but overtime they got to sweet and heavy for me. This lower ABV and flavor sounds great for summer, though!

Exploring Woods said...

Hey girly, just fyi I've nominated you for a liebster award. Find the deets on my blog if & when you're ready, but I know you're busy as of late. <3 ya!

stephanie nobles said...

Hi! New follower. Love your blog! Only if I could travel half as much as you! You only live once! Might as well enjoy it! Have fun!!

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