BC Craft Beer for the Beach

I think it’s fair to say that we’re finally in summer mode, the weather is cooperating and giving us some of the best beach days we’ve seen in a while. So what better way to celebrate than to crack open a cold one and enjoy the surf and sand.

Here are a couple BC beers that pair extremely well with beach days; they tend to be lighter, lower in alcohol and generally refreshing, meaning you can pretty much drink these all day without too much of a concern (just remember to hydrate).

Hearthstone Cool Hand Cuke

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Take a sour ale, dry hop it with a bunch of cucumbers and you get this refreshing summer ale. At only 4% there’s no way it’s going to get you smashed, and the cucumber really does make this a thirst quencher.

Bomber Parklife

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This is an American style blonde ale that is infused with passionfruit for a crisp, tart, tropical beer. 4.5% ABV, means it’s still an very sessionable offering and one that is a seasonal favourite for many BC craft beer drinkers.

Steel and Oak Weekend Plans

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Designed specifically to enjoy with whatever you’re doing on the weekend, Weekend Plans comes in at only 3.9% so you can have a couple at the BBQ, beach or wherever. It’s a refreshingly simple Berliner-weiss that is highly crushable.

Moon Under Water Light Side of the Moon

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Maybe you just want something a little more classic, no problem, Moon Under Water has you covered. This unfiltered craft lager brewed with rice malts and sweet orange peel offers a dry, refreshing finish.

Strathcona Beach

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No beach beer list would be complete without a Radler, and wouldn’t you know it, Strathcona has a lemon/mandarin radler named ‘Beach’. At 4% it’s a blend of lemon peel, fresh mandarin juice and beer. A light, effervescent beer that is thirst quenching and easy to drink with a tart, clean finish.

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