While beer is delicious year-round, there's something about a cold brew on a hot summer day that hits the spot. With local breweries busy producing crisp lagers, fruity ales and refreshing shandies, it's clear they delight in seasonal flavors, too. Since we can't visit favorite local taprooms, we're sharing where to find the best summer brews to help you keep cool and discover your inner cicerone. Bottoms up!
Very light lager
$10.49 for a six-pack of 12-ounce cans, $31 for a 24-can case
Canned just last month, Motorwork's Low Light is a returning fan-favorite whose popularity has it staying longer each year. A refreshing light citrus lager with crisp notes of lemon and lime, it's described as being “super crushable on a hot Florida day.” Though bursting with flavor, the light brew only has four carbs and 99 calories, a boon to health-conscious beer lovers.
Good Food Pairings
Tacos, chips with guacamole, or a salad with a citrus vinaigrette.
Where to Buy
Available for pickup at Motorworks Brewing, 1014 Ninth St. W., Bradenton, (941) 567-6218, motorworksbrewing.com