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The 12 Best Beers for Summer

Craft brewers pick their favorite summer crushers.
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This year, in our quest to find the perfect summer beer, we decided to go straight to the source: some of America's most exciting brewers. We asked them to name the favorite summer quencher from their portfolio, along with a refreshing pick from another brewery they revere (i.e., true “brewer’s brews”). From deceivingly simple pilsners to matured sour beer, here are 12 eclectic options that will take you through the warmer months ahead.