Five Great Local Beers to Sip This Summer
SINGLECUT KIM HIBISCUS SOUR LAGRRR! (3.5% ABV)
As pink as a teen punk’s hair, the Astoria brewery’s hibiscus-infused hot-weather seasonal is a seriously tart refresher that’ll leave your taste buds tingling. Pay attention when you taste: That curious note is black currants.
SIXPOINT JAMMER (4.2% ABV)
Forget Gatorade. For an electrolytic recharge, go for Sixpoint’s floral, lemony, and lightly tart Jammer, a German-style gose (“goes-uh”) that’s seasoned with Jacobsen Salt. Crush it by the can.
THREES TABLE BEER (4.2% ABV)
After months of tweaking, brewer Greg Doroski has totally dialed in his Table Beer, a wheat-driven saison suited for sipping by the pitcher. The low alcohol will keep you upright; the touch of citrus keeps the beer exciting.
BROOKLYN ½ ALE (3.4% ABV)
So many modern saisons are booze bombs, a far cry from their origins as thirst-quenchers for Belgian farmhands. Not so Brooklyn Brewery’s dainty and deliciously refreshing ½ Ale, a hazy delight loaded with lemony Sorachi Ace hops and orange peel.
OTHER HALF FOREVER GREEN SESSION IPA (4.8%)
Over the last year, Other Half has become New York City’s top hop house, turning out aromatic, flavor-charged IPAs of every stripe. Though light in alcohol, Forever Green is a fragrant blast of pine and pot.