Low-alcohol session IPA is the hot beer trend for summer

Memorial session ipasDay might mark the unofficial start to summer, but the solstice marking the official beginning of the season takes place on June 21 at 12:38 P.M. EDT. That also marks the beginning of prime beer drinking time for a lot of people.

Summer holidays are the most beer friendly – and it’s when macro brews from Budweiser and MillerCoors really make hay. The appeal of those middle of the road lagers isn’t necessarily the taste, it’s the ease at which they go down on a hot summer day – and the fact that you can generally enjoy a few without having to worry about side effects the next morning.

 

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Craft beer hops for the Final Four’s hoops

While there’s nothing like attending the NCAA finals in person, your couch does have one big advantage over the seats occupied by fans in Indianapolis’ Lucas Oil Stadium: You can enjoy a beer with the game.

Sales of beer — or any other alcohol — are prohibited in the general seating areas of NCAA-sponsored events (though big spenders in the luxury boxes often get an exception to that rule).

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Here are the best beers from the birthplace of the next big thing in craft

It’s brewvivalonly been around for six years, but Charleston, S.C.’s Brewvival craft beer festival has quickly become a must-attend event for beer lovers and beer brewers around the country – if you can get a ticket.

With over 50 breweries and more than 200 beers on tap, it’s a gathering that has made its mark by offering a bounty of varieties you won’t find at any other festival. Brewvival’s not about simply bringing your standard kegs, you see. It’s a place where brewers typically try something different – and pull out all the stops.

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