Nothing beats the refreshment that comes under a sun lounger, the mild shade of an umbrella providing shade to your sun-kissed body, with a glass of ice-cold beer at your side, sitting atop the poolside table.
Summer beers bear a lighter crisp, a hoppy taste, and a refreshing flavour that pairs well with nearly anything – from bite-sized finger food to hearty steaks. Add the company of fun-loving folks, and you got yourself a summer of unforgettable memories.
Surf’s up! Here are some of the world’s favourite summer beers.
Royal Dutch Posthorn Ext Smooth
Brewed by Oranjeboom, Royal Dutch Posthorn is an unbelievably smooth premium lager sourced from European shores and enjoyed all over the world. It sports a light, clear colour, a creamy head, and a refreshing and crisp taste that beguiles the senses. The scent has slight herbal tones – perfect for providing contrast with more intense finger foods. A fine cleanser for the senses.
Famous all around the world, this pale lager beer produced by the company of the same name is packaged in an iconic green exterior and the signature red star. Produced by Gerard Adriaan Heineken in 1873 at his Amsterdam brewery, this pale lager maintains an influential global presence in the world of beers. Heineken has a 5% alcohol volume, brewed with water, hops, malted barley, and premium Heineken yeast. An old, timeless classic.
Turn your summer into days of neverending celebrations with the Guinness Draught beer. Upon first sip, you’ll feel like you’ve been transported in a bustling pub in Ireland. It’s smooth, light headed, and pure, all fully captured with the right tinge of bittersweet flavour. Savour in the mild beer that is Guinness Draught, and top it off with a generous helping of steak and meat pie for the final delectable touch.
Tooheys New Bottle
Once you get the Tooheys New Bottle in an ice cold glass, there’s no turning back. Dubbed one of the legendary beers that have graced human hands, Toohey’s is an Australian-made beer that is quintessential in any good old fashioned BBQ party. It’s also completely natural – devoid of any form of preservatives and artificial flavouring from the fermentation process to the grocery aisle. Grab your Aussie beer and have a fun time.
Tooheys Old Dark Ale Bottle
Think we had enough of Tooheys? Think again.
Tooheys gains another spot in this list as one of the world’s favourite summer beers, this time with its Old Dark Ale Bottle. While summer may be all about light and crisp beers, having a little bit of rich, fruitier flavours wouldn’t hurt. Drink the Dark Ale at night – and you’ll enjoy the crisp, robust blend that manages to squeeze hints of hints of chocolate and coffee into the beer. Delectably unique with its rich black malt, Tooheys Old Dark Ale is a great substitute if light beers don’t bring a sparkle to your eye.
XXXX Gold Bottle
XXXX Gold continues the tradition of the great brewing heritage that graces us with mid-strength beers. It brews the greatness of barley, Australian malt, and high quality, golden cluster hops. The mix brings out a burst of flavours that’s balanced, smooth, and flavourful. What’s more, it’s taste is complimented by a delicious mix of both sweetness and bitterness that comes from the malt. With the delicate, subtle, yet enjoyable mix, the XXX Gold Bottle is a formidable choice on a bright, sunny day.
Foghorn Young Americans IPA Can
Last but not the least, the Foghorn Young Americans is a spicy, award-winning Indian pale ale that won the Gold Medal Winner at the 2017 AIBA (Australian International Beer Awards). Considering the prestige of AIBA, assessing both draught and packaged beer annually, this beer earned its stripes as a formidable contender in the world of beverages.
Brewed in the “HopBurst” style, this fresh and aromatic beer distinguishes itself by adding hops later along the brewing process. Taking away ingredients from Germany, Australia, and Britain, this beer sports a depth of flavour that takes you all around the world.