Five Delicious, Citrusy Beers to Welcome Spring!

When it comes to drinking adult beverages, I tend to go through phases. Sometimes wine, sometimes cocktails, but lately it’s been BEER all the way. I’ve had so many delicious ones lately that I can’t stop talking about…and so I will continue to talk about them here! The theme is refreshing, spring-like, citrus!

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1. Great South Bay Blood Orange Pale Ale

Insanely delicious, pretty gd citrusy, but not at all sweet – this beer is about to be my warm weather go-to. I first tried it at – of all places – the new Croxley’s in Williamsburg. It turns out that 20-cent wings and this beer = an extremely winning combination. You can also find this at No. 7 Subs AND EVEN at the busted-ass Key Foods on Grand and Lorimer – so I feel like it must be relatively widely available. COP IT.

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2. Dogfish Head Namaste

Yes, it’s called Namaste, but you will not feel like a herb for ordering it after you taste how gd good it is. It’s a Belgian-style wheat beer “made with dried organic orange slices, fresh-cut lemongrass and a bit of coriander.” Funny story – I also tried THIS for the first time at Croxley’s (for real, they have a great beer selection) – AND it’s also available at Key Foods. Make of that what you will.

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3. Abita Grapefruit Harvest IPA

I actually tried this one for the first time at the awesome New Orleans sports bar Tracey’s and when I ordered it, I was warned that it was really grapefruit-y. And it is! But in a good (non-sweet) way. I find it super refreshing and I was THRILLED to ALSO find this at Key Foods. I mean, I don’t know who is in charge of the beer at Key Foods right now, but props to you, son (or daughter).

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4. Dogfish Head Midas Touch

Oooooh yeah! This one is not really citrusy, I must admit, but it still has that golden, glowing feel that I love in a beer. It’s somewhere between wine and mead – brewed with muscat grapes and honey – and it will make the inside of your brain and body glow. You can find this one at Barcade (sometimes)!

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5. Bell’s Oberon Ale

Wow – summer beer perfection right here. This is one of those amazing beers that tastes differently with different kinds of foods and without food – and every way it tastes delicious. According to Bell’s site, it’s a “wheat ale fermented with Bell’s signature house ale yeast, mixing a spicy hop character with mildly fruity aromas.” All I have to say is – yes. This one is available at Brouwerij Lane at the moment!

If you have any other delicious brews to tell me about….PLEASE DO!