7 Beers You Should Drink This Spring

Coors, Bud, and Natty Light are always in season (or out of season, depending on the drinker). So branch out with these beers brewed with the spring season in mind.

By Camille Lamb

Spring Beers ModernMan.com

The ancient Babylonians were one of the first cultures to brew beer; and they were such maniacs about making brew that they’d drown creators of inferior batches in their own beer. Thankfully the beer world is a little less serial-killery nowadays, but drinking a crappy microbrew can still sorta make you want to Hulk smash someone … or simply dump it out and order another flavor.

There’s no shortage of new flavors to try these days because the selection of specialty ales, lagers, and stouts has never been larger. The volume of beer produced by craft breweries, microbreweries, and brewpubs operating in the U.S. increased by 13 percent last year. And to find the perfect springtime beers to taste test, we asked beer guru Gary Monterosso, author of Artisan Beer to give us a few recommendations.

Spring Beers ModernMan.com1. Victory Brewing Company’s Prima Pils
This pale Pennsylvania brew has won several awards at beer festivals, including the Grand Champion Pilsner Award at the United States Beer Tasting Championship. So if you decide to go mouth-to-bottle with the champ, expect to taste a well-balanced malty-wheaty hybrid. Says Monterosso, “In my opinion, it’s one of the best beers in the world to try.” If nothing else, you can hold it up and give a Johnny Drama-style “Victory!!!” after you crack one open.

Spring Beers ModernMan.com

2. Paulaner Hefe-Weissbier
A German-brewed beer with a mild fruity flavor, the Hefe-Weissbier is an unfiltered Bavarian-style Hefeweizen; that means it’ll look cloudy in a glass and might leave you a little surprise when you’re finished. No, it won’t vomit suds on you, but there’s a high chance it’ll leave a bit of sediment. “You’ll get hints of clove, citrus, and some people even say bubblegum,” Monterosso explains. “It’s great to serve them with salads and shrimp and white seafood dishes.”

TAGS: beer, booze, drinking, spring

 

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Selva Raju (Tue, 24 Apr 2012 19:19:13 +0000): 7 Beers You Should Drink This Spring.
Andrew Raia (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 02:18:33 +0000): Any list that includes Purple Haze just loses all credibility with me!
(Wed, 25 Apr 2012 04:16:51 +0000): How about all you alcoholics go off yourselves, we are sick of your kind, you are pathetic, nuff said. Also, beer drinkers are intellectually defunct as well, brainless scum. Grow up, you people are worse than the Pot crowd, at least they don't run over small children and spread VD like wildfire.
Andrew Raia (Wed, 25 Apr 2012 10:58:20 +0000): Really? So I am a brainless scum because I drink a beer with my dinner, yet I am a successful father of 3 with everything I could ever ask for and more? Makes complete sense.
Jerry Jones (Thu, 05 Sep 2013 18:58:43 +0000): Prima Pils is delicious.

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