If you’re looking to change up your go-to beer selection for the summer, you’ve come to the right place. Seattle is a great beer town with many options for breweries and taprooms to visit after a long day of exploring and adventuring. Enjoy a hoppy IPA, crisp Pale Ale, full-bodied Stout, or any of the other refreshing craft beers from our backyard, Seattle.
Nothing says summertime like a cold, crisp beer. Whether you’re spending the day on a boat, going for a hike, or manning the grill at the lake house, we have the best Seattle beers to try that are summer-approved.
Check out our list of some of the best beers in Seattle to try this summer.
1. Mosaic Pale Ale by Seapine Brewing
This American Pale Ale has a crisp and clean, lighter taste, featuring Mosaic hops, and is well balanced with a light malt body and soft bitterness, making it a perfect beer for summer.
2. Lush IPA by Fremont Brewing
In the last few years, this India Pale Ale has won awards and certificates of excellence. The aroma is tropical with melon, citrus and grassy, and the flavor is a medium sweetness with moderate bitterness and a toasted biscuit backbone.
3. Vienna Style Lager by Counterbalance Brewing Company
The Vienna Style Lager has the smooth drinkability of a lager, with a rich, complex toasty malt flavor, complemented by subtle floral and spicy hops. This amber-colored beer is available in 16 oz cans, perfect for throwing in your cooler for long summer weekends.
4. XXXXX Stout by Pike Brewing
This reddish-black color robust stout contains a full-bodied, velvety malt texture with hints of chocolate, licorice and dark roasted coffee. The XXXXX Stout is ideal for cooler summer evenings or as a dessert beer.
5. The Gateway Creamsicle (Nitro) by Rooftop Brewing Company
There is nothing like a hot summer day, stopping at the ice cream truck for creamsicles. That’s why Rooftop Brewing Company recreated the creamsicle flavor in this Gateway Dry-Hopped Pale Ale that has fresh orange and a vanilla bean.
6. Roger’s Pilsner by Georgetown Brewing
This Pilsner is available year-round but is a great Seattle beer to try this summer if you haven’t already. Roger’s Pilsner has Oregon-grown Sterling hops that give it its refreshing taste with a spicy and earthy hop aroma.
7. Dayglow IPA by Elysian Brewing Company
The Dayglow India Pale Ale is a bright and crisp IPA with juicy hops featuring pineapple and tropical fruit flavors and aroma. The can is also bright and colorful, making it a fun addition to your cooler and your summer day.
8. Immersion Amber Ale by Two Beers Brewing
In addition to their motto of ‘Drink beer. Go outside. Be happy.’, and how dog friendly they are, we also love the beer at Two Beers Brewing. Their Immersion Amber Ale is a ruby-colored Northwest-style amber ale that has a clean caramel character with soft citrus notes.
9. Robust Porter by Stoup Brewing
This Seattle craft beer has won many awards, dating back to 2014, this is one Seattle craft beer you’ll definitely want to try this summer. Featuring hints of dark chocolate, roasted coffee, and light malty sweetness, Stoup Brewing’s Robust Porter replicates the taste of decadent chocolate treats dipped in coffee.
10. Partly Sunny by Optimism Brewing Company
The Partly Sunny craft beer is very on-brand for Seattle beers to try this summer because it features banana, wheat, and a hint of lemon. Celebrate the end of your hike, a good catch on the boat, or a winning round of golf with one of these refreshing classic wheat beers.
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