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9 Ways to Crush Brooklyn Summer Ale

05-16-2014

 

Crushable. That’s the best way to describe the summer seasonal from Brooklyn Brewery, aptly named Summer Ale. The key is the light body and full-flavored profile that combine to create a pale ale designed to be enjoyed in multiples.

 

Summer Ale (5% ABV 18 IBU) is available in bottles, cans and on draft, which means there are a myriad of ways to crush this beer. Need help coming up with some? Try out these tried and true activities for maximum summer sipping.

 

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1. Half submerged in a kiddie pool with a ham sandwich.

2. On a porch during peak afternoon/evening hours watching the fireflies come out.

3. Golfing or pretending to golf.

4. While home brewing in your garage.

5. With pancakes, hashbrowns and eggs for a lazy weekend brunch.

6. In between yelling at the screen/field during a baseball game.

7. While boating, even if it’s only a paddle boat.

8. At your favorite bar or restaurant’s patio while working on a tan or sunburn.

9. As a refresher post hike/run/walk to get the mail.

 

 

RateBeer Best 2013

02-10-2014

Over the course of last week RateBeer came out with their annual best ratings. Our brands that we sell here in Grand Rapids (and in Barry County, as is the case with Goose Island) did quite well on the RateBeer  Best lists for 2013.  Although it's just a list, it is fun to see how tastes evolve, year to year and it is especially exciting to see some personal favorites on the list, as well. Below are the results.

 

 

The Top Brewers in the World

The Best Beers in the World

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
  • Goose Island Carolus Cuvee Van de Keiser Blauw/Blue
  • Sam Adams Utopias
  • Stone Brewing Co. Enjoy By IPA
  • Stone Brewing Co. Russian Imperial Stout

The Best Beers by Style Category

  • Double IPA: Stone Brewing Co. Enjoy By IPA. 7th place
  • Stout: Goose Island Bourbon County Stout. 3rd place
  •             Goose Island Bourbon County Stout – Coffee. 9th place
  •             Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s 2013. 13th place
  • Strong: Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine. 1st place
  •                 Samuel Adams Utopias. 4th place
  • Imperial Baltic Porter: Smuttynose Baltic Porter. 6th place

Top Releases of 2013

  • Goose Island Bourbon County Barleywine
  • Goose Island Bourbon County Stout Proprietor’s 2013

Breweries by Subregion

  • Illinois: Goose Island Brewing – Best Brewery. Goose Island Bourbon County Stout – Best Beer
  • Maryland: Flying Dog Gonzo Imperial Porter – Best Beer
  • New Hampshire: Smuttynose Brewing – Best Brewery. Smuttynose Baltic Porter – Best Beer

 

 

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