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!


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.


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.


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).


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)!


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!