Anonymous said: What ale would you recommend - as the best “summer” thirst quenchers? TC
Ale is not typically a summer drink and so us ale lovers sometimes look for alternatives to quench our thirst in the hot and sticky conditions. However, many breweries have cottoned onto this and filled this gap with some beautiful, refreshing ales, so there are a few that I could recommend to you. One of my favourites, which is readily available in supermarkets, is Badger Brewery’s, Golden Champion (5% ABV). This is perfect for those long summer days lounging in the garden or watching some cricket from the boundary. Another which I would strongly recommend for a dry mouth is Castle Rock Brewery’s, Harvest Pale (3.8% ABV). This is a very crisp pale ale with lovely citrus and hop notes. Very easy drinking and also widely sold, especially in the Midlands. Hopback Brewery’s, Summer Lightning (5% ABV) is one you may have to watch out for as it goes down far too easy and you may end up with a headache in the morning. My final ale for you to go and sip in the sun is Adnams Brewery’s, Southwold Bitter (4.1% ABV). These ales are all great for quenching your thirst but my rule of thumb for those summer days is to stick with those that are lighter in colour and maybe even lower in percentage (don’t hold me to that last one). Maybe the occasional bitter but the strong darker ales are what get you through the winter. My answer is clearly limited and there are many more ales which can serve this purpose but these are a few of my favourites.
I hope this helps you out and thank you for your question.
Happy ale drinking!