This Summer has definitely been a hot one, and it is just starting! A great way to enjoy this sunshine is sipping on a refreshing beer at a local brewery or taproom. The BlockParty crew has compiled a list of 7 great summer beers from Downhill Brewing, Parker Pour House, Hilltop Tap House, and West Main Taproom + Grill. Whether you’re looking for a light beer or a fun cider, these four local spots have all your summer beer needs covered!
1. Agua Fresca
This refreshing fruit beer can be found at the Parker Pour House. It combines the freshness of a prickly pear with just the right amount of lime. What makes this beer even better is that it is brewed right here in Colorado! Take this light lager outside to enjoy on their patio on a summer afternoon or evening.
2. Aloha Friday Cider
Another great summer option that comes from the Parker Pour House is the Aloha Friday Cider! While technically not a beer, we couldn’t leave this tangy cider with pineapple juice off this list. It combines a great mixture of fruit juice with a dry finish to make the perfect summer cider. This cider tastes just like the name, you won’t be disappointed!
3. Sun Is Shining IPA
This west coast IPA from Downhill Brewing has tropical fruit flavors with hints of floral and citrus flavors. This tasty beer is perfect for those looking for a fruity beer while still enjoying the hoppiness of an IPA. A great beer to enjoy while the sun is shining!
4. Lone Tree Mexican Lager
A crisp Lager from the Lone Tree Brewing Company is on tap at West Main Taproom. This is one of West Main’s “Base Camp Beers” – one of 14 local beers that are always on tap! A refreshing beer that has a sweetness to it that balances perfectly with its clean finish. This award-winning, easy-drinking beer pairs great with one of West Main’s many tasty appetizers.
5. Dry Dock Apricot Blonde
Love Apricots? Love Beer? Well this is the summer drink for you! Find this Colorado specialty beer at the Hilltop Tap House. It is a misty ale that combines apricot and floral aromas to make this another perfect beer to enjoy this summer!
6. Juicy Banger IPA
Another great fruity IPA can be found in the Base Camp Beer lineup at West Main Taproom + Grill. Its golden color can be explained by its apricot and papaya flavors as well as its honey finish. This IPA is a fan favorite all over the country and is brewed just a few miles away in Denver.
7. Along For The Ride
This dark sour ale from Downhill Brewing has sweet notes of blueberries to make it a perfect balance between the sour and sweet. Aptly named for 2020! This beer will bring some twists and turns you can actually enjoy this summer with its perfect combination of different flavors.
We had a tough time narrowing it down to just seven options! But these seven summer beers are just some ideas of what you can experience at these Parker Restaurants. If you are not seeing exactly what you want, don’t worry! Parker Pour House, Downhill Brewing, Hilltop Tap House and West Main Taproom have lots of options to find what fits your ideal summer beer. Don’t forget to pair all their great beer options with food from these Parker restaurants and breweries. Make sure to stop by these local Parker favorites to sit down, relax and enjoy a refreshing summer beer on their patios this summer.
Do you have a favorite go-to summer beer? Let us know in the comments!