In a couple of days, the Nation's birthday will be here. July 4th is a time when everyone stops what they are doing for the day to spend time with family and friends, eat some great food, and go to the beach, the lake or the pool. One essential part of most everyone's July 4th celebration (besides the fireworks) is some great beer. At Journey to the Beer Store we wanted to help you make that hard decision on what beer to bring to that next July 4th party. Let’s face it, you shouldn't show up empty handed to the party!
Slumbrew Flagraiser IPA (Somerville Brewing Company (Slumbrew), Somerville, MA)
The name says it all with this brew. What a better way to spend the 4th of July with a beer named Flagraiser IPA. Even the logo on the the beer screams July 4th. It is a picture of a city scape with red and white stripes and the blue and white stars kind of symbolizing the American Flag on the bottle. This is a great way to celebrate the Nations birthday by drinking a beer that has the US flag in the name and it is a great tasting beer.
Navigation Brewing Co. Pale Ale (Navigation Brewing Co. Lowell, MA)
I love this beer and the logo of Navigation Brewing Company says it all. When I see the logo I feel like I should be on a boat. Navigation Brewing Pale Ale is 5.9% ABV so you can have more than one 22oz bottle at your July 4th cookout and not have to worry that you are going to become too out of it.
All Day IPA (Founders Brewing Co. Grand Rapids, MI)
. It is like drinking a nice flavor light beer from one of the bigger brewers. I really love the logo of All Day IPA which shows a car and a canoe out in the woods. Like many of you it reminds me of going on a road trip with the family in the summer or going to the lake house.
Liberty Ale (Anchor Brewing Company San Francisco, CA)
What can I say about this beer if Liberty Ale doesn’t scream America and July 4th to you I don’t know what to say. The logo for Liberty Ale looks like it came off of a logo of a Navy Ship. If you have Anchor Steam in your state you should be able to find this beer at your local store.
Summertime Citra Ale (Narragansett Brewing Co. RI)
Summertime Citra Ale reminds me of the beach and summer. Summertime Citra ale is only 4.20% ABV so you can bring it to the beach or your cookout and drink more than one and won’t be concerned that you will fall asleep before you eat your hamburger or hotdog.
Melanoidin (New Image Brewing Arvada, CO)
Melanoidin is a spiced imperial Stout and is 10.5% ABV. This is the one beer from this list that you want to take your time with. Better yet drink after you have eaten your meal and your patriotic sponge cake. It is a real good beer to end your day with.