German Beers to Enjoy in the Summer


The summer months offer so many options for beer drinkers. Sure, there’s always swimming, boating and going to the beach, but in the summer there are also some terrific seasonal beers to enjoy. Often these beers are only released for a limited time, so if you want to enjoy something new and maybe a little lighter and more refreshing in the warm summer months – try a summery German beer!

Now the words, “summery German beer” may sound like an oxymoron because often when people think of German beer, they think of heavier, darker brews and lagers. And while there are numerous German beers that fit this description that are available all year round, in the summer months, many German beer makers release beers that are a little lighter and more refreshing and are meant to be enjoyed in the warm summer months.

Whether they are a limited seasonal release or available all year round, following are some great German beers to enjoy in the summer. To start, when it comes to German-style brewing, one of the best summer beer types is Helles Lager. This Bavarian style beer dates back to the late 1800s, and has since become a summer staple when it comes to German beer. “Helles” translates to light in color, and these straw-blonde lagers carefully balance rich maltiness with noble hops.

There is the classic German summer beer known as a Weizen (wheat) beer, or in particular, Hefweizen (yeast-wheat). Hefweizens are typically brewed with more than fifty percent malted wheat and generally feature sweet aromas and notes of citrus. They are orange to deep yellow in color and can feature a wide array of fruity and spicy notes, ranging from citrus to banana to coriander to other fruits and spices.

Another summery German-style beer is the Pilsner. The Pilsner is one of the world’s most popular beer styles. While pilsners are a refreshing summer beer, they are also very popular during every season.

Bierhaus in Patchogue always has seasonal brews on tap as well as many other favorite German beers. In the summer months, try a Sunner Kolsch, which is a light and crisp beer, or a Dinkelacker Pilsner which is clean and refreshing. They feature many types of Hefweizens including the Schofferhofer Grapefruit Hefe Weizen which is an unfiltered and fruity radler and the Hofbrau Hefe Weizen, a rich, fairly sweet, old-style wheat beer with a wonderful combination of banana and clove.

Whatever type of beer you are in the mood for; Bierhaus in Patchogue features a long list of refreshing beers that can be enjoyed on a warm summer evening or a sunny afternoon! Enjoy them on their own or with a traditional German meal or some tasty appetizers. For a refreshing respite – stop into Bierhaus today.