Beers of Summer 2015 - Part I



I have to thank Teddy (my boyfriend) for my love of beer. Although I had drank beer before we dated (who would really turn down a Bud Light?) but had never really bothered to try different kinds of beers or any craft beers at all. He had been into craft beers a little before we were dating and the two of us decided that we would start trying different kinds. We even went to Dogfish Head Brewery last summer and spent the day with a tour, tastings, lunch, and playing bocce and cornhole on their lawn. Such an amazing, free date!

I just think Ninkasi has the coolest labels!!


This summer our range of beers has spanned even further. We're especially trying to taste some more west coast beers while we're out here, but I also have a big love of sweeter drinks like shandy and ciders so we've tried some of those as well. Here's a little list of some different beers we've had so far this summer in no particular order!


  • Angry Orchard Summer Honey
  • Atomic Ale Blackberry Blonde
  • Widmer Brothers Hefe Shandy
  • Ninkasi Dawn of the Red
  • Ninkasi Lux
  • Goose Island Summer Ale
  • Goose Island Honker Ale 

I definitely think that so far the Hefe Shandy has been my favorite. Comment below with some other kinds of beers, shandys, and ciders we should try this summer and I will keep you all updated throughout the summer!


Liz Cipriani

My name is Liz and I'm a 22 year old with a B.S. in Wildlife Conservation. I love beer and fashion and exploring the outdoors, and am currently figuring out how to do all of the above on a post-grad budget.

22 comments:

  1. Sometimes it's hard to find beers like this in Utah. I REALLY need to find the Angry Orchard one, and maybe I'll get lucky and find those others!

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    1. I found the angry orchard to be a little too sweet for me, so let me know what you think of it if you find it!

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  2. I've only recently gotten into beers the past year or so. I love sweet beers so I need to try that Angry Orchard honey! I've had other angry orchards and they're my favorite. The blackberry one sounds great too.

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    1. Angry Orchard is great, and so easy to find in stores!

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  3. I love shandies and summer ciders! I also love lambic and sour beers too! I'm so glad my husband got me into beer. =)

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    1. I don't think I've ever tried lambic or sour beers. Do you have any suggestions of ones to try?

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  4. Ummm, now I'm DEFINITELY a little thirsty after this post. Is it 5 o'clock yet????

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    1. I wish! There's nothing wrong with a little lunch beer though!

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  5. I love a good shandy. Traveler's makes a really refreshing lemon one.

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    1. I've been dying to try the Traveler's shandy! I've had their apple ale and it's delicious!

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  6. Nice! I live in WI, so we have Summer Shandy made here. We actually used it as our wedding favors because my name is Shann and my husband is Andy :)

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    1. That's absolutely adorable!! If only there was a beer name that worked with Liz haha

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  7. I've never tried any of these beers but I'd probably enjoy the Summer Honey. Th a lbs for the suggestions!!

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    1. If you're interested in trying new beers I highly suggest going to local gastropubs and trying out their fresh beers!

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  8. I love Angry Orchard anything! It always tastes so yummy! <3 Now I want some!

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    1. It was definitely one of my go-to's this past year!

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  9. I love Summer Shandy in the summertime (in the bottle). It's perfect for cooling down after a hot day. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Summer Shandy is seriously my favorite. Especially when last year they had mixed berry shandy as well. Unfortunately, I can't find it this summer!

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  10. I like beer more and more in the last year or two. My husband has strong preferences/dislikes when it comes to beer. I generally like ales and sweeter stuff. I haven't tried the ones you've suggested, thanks!

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    1. Same goes here, my boyfriend prefers IPAs but they're too bitter for me. We usually end up buying mixed cases and he drinks the IPAs and I drink the other ones in the box. It's worked so far!

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  11. I LOVE Angry Orchard! Didn't know they had a Summer Honey! I will have to look for that!

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