Gotta Try: 8 Summer Beers in Madison County

June 15, 2016 Sarah Belanger

summer beers


Summer is here, which means grilling out, pool parties, beach vacations, and best of all – refreshingly crisp seasonal beers!  Here are 8 great beers to get you through the hot, Alabama summer.



Rocket Republic’s VaporRita, ABV 5.5%

Rocket Republic’s session ale, Vapor Trail Cream Ale, is infused with lime to make a tart, yet refreshing summer beer.



Salty Nut’s Unimpeachable Pale Ale, ABV 6.2%

The most notorious beer in Alabama is finally here. This American Pale Ale is brewed with fresh peaches, making it a fresh and fruity summer brew.



Old Black Bear’s Speckled Trout, ABV 4.8%

Speckled Trout is an American Wheat flavored with lemon zest. Its tangy, crisp flavors make it especially perfect for summer holidays.



Yellowhammer’s Liquid Gold, ABV 5.5%

This Belgian Pale Ale is sweet, yet tart because it is brewed with apricot nectar.  It is sunshine is a glass!



Mad Malts’ Element 79 Rye Pale Ale, ABV 5.2%

This golden ale has a malty taste with hints of honey and biscuits. The citrus and spicy flavors of the rye make this a clean and refreshing beer.


Straight to Ale’s 6 Alberts, ABV 4.2%

The citrus notes and hoppy finish of this low alcohol beer make it perfect for the humid summer months.


Below the Radar’s Heavy Lift Hefe, ABV 5.6%

This is a well-balanced, classically brewed Hefe with a touch of tartness. It is a thirst-quenching beer that pairs nicely with grilling out and family get-togethers.


Blue Pants’ Wheat with Peach, ABV 5.25%

This Berliner Weisse beer is tart with a dry finish. Hints of peach make it a perfect beer for hot summer days.






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At the age of 12, a subscription to National Geographic magazine began Sarah’s passionate love for all things related to photography, and since then she’s photographed everything from weddings to house fires to beautiful desserts. Sarah works as a photographer and writer in North Alabama and has photographed for numerous national brands including Southern Living,Cooking Light and Pillsbury.  She also writes for several local magazines and is a regular contributor to the popular food blog Huntsville Eats. See more of her photography at S. Belanger Photography and keep up with her food adventures at The Jealous Crumpet.



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