It’s finally starting to feel like summer in the green mountains, and what better way to celebrate than by enjoying the sunshine at the park or beach! Since so many of Vermont’s parks and beaches don’t allow glass, we’ve compiled a list of our top 5 Vermont beer cans for summer, so you can enjoy some brew while keeping the state’s outdoor recreation areas safe for everyone.
1. Long Trail Ale Cans
This clean, German-style amber ale pleases almost everyone, so stock your cooler. It’s the perfect cookout beer, porch beer, and whatever beer.
2. Fiddlehead Hodad Cans
Available periodically in limited quantities, you really have to try to get your hands on this one. Pick up a 4-pack of this chocolate coconut porter if you can. Heh.
3. Harpoon Big Squeeze Cans
New from Harpoon, this thirst-quenching summery shandy is tart and definitely not too sweet, made with grapefruit juice instead of the traditional lemonade.
4. Otter Creek Fresh Slice Cans
Brewmaster Mike Gerhart’s bright, piney white IPA brewed with clementine and coriander for some sunny spice and citrus.
5. Magic Hat Elder Betty Cans
A Magic Hat summer seasonal, this Hefeweizen packs tart elderberries and balances them with bready malts.
We didn’t include every Vermont beer that comes in cans in our top 5 list, so tell us your favorite beer to bring to the park or the beach! Craftcans.com has comprehensive lists of canned craft beer from every state.
R.I.P. Blackbeary Wheat
Alas, our favorite summer beer can is going into hibernation. It’s still available through June in 12-pack cans throughout Vermont, so if this is your summer beer of choice, stock up!