500 Beers of Summer

500 beers for those hot summer days ahead.

Getty ImagesMichael Stillwell

With the summer solstice upon us, it's now officially summer, and you've got some drinking to do. Here are 500 beers from every state in the U.S. to help you get through these hot summer days, but...maybe don't try to drink them all in 90 days.

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Trimtab Brewing
1. TrimTab Paradise Now Raspberry Berliner Weisse (Alabama)

Raspberry and cherry puree join forces in this

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Anchorage Brewing Company
6. Anchorage Mosaic Saison (Alaska)

This is lifted by bright, juicy Mosaic hops.

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McFate Brewing
12. McFate Hatch Chile Cream Ale (Arizona)

Hatch chiles spice up that's also available sans-heat and just as fun.

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Ozark Beer Company
18. Ozark American Pale Ale (Arkansas)

A with a kick of rye malt.

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Firestone Walker Brewing Company
23. Firestone Walker Pivo Pilsner (California)

Possibly the . You may weep upon tasting its perfection.

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Bierstadt Lagerhaus
60. Bierstadt Lagerhaus Helles (Colorado)

This is a pure and damn tasty expression of a summer lager.

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Kent Falls Brewing Co.
81. Kent Falls Lime Zest Gose (Connecticut)

It's sour, fermented with two wild yeast strains, and.

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Dogfish Head Brewery
87. Dogfish Head SeaQuench Ale (Delaware)

Delaware legend Dogfish Head combined three summers best styles—kolsch, Berliner weisse, and gose—for .

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J. Wakefield Brewing
92. J. Wakefield Stush Berliner Weisse (Florida)

The geniuses at J. Wakefield are masters of the fruited sour ale (try any and all you find), but shows why every sour they make is incredible.

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Creature Comforts Brewing Co.
98. Creature Comforts Bibo Pilsner (Georgia)

New hops from the old world brighten this .

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Maui Brewing Company
105. Maui Coconut Hiwa Porter (Hawaii)

that you shouldn't banish dark beers to cold weather.

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Selkirk Abbey
111. Selkirk Abbey Chapel Witbier (Idaho)

as delicious as any ale from the motherland.

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Dovetail Brewery
116. Dovetail Lager (Illinois)

with layers of subtle flavors for beer nerds to sniff out.

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3 Floyds Brewing
130. 3 Floyds YumYum Session IPA (Indiana)

This Indiana iconoclast doesn't make small beers, but it graces its fans with a few lower-ABV gems that still pack a massive amount of hops.

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Lion Bridge Brewing Company
139. Lion Bridge Compensation (Iowa)

Smooth and toasty with a cocoa-like core, this is a four-season favorite and great summer option for fans of malt-centric brews.

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Tallgrass Brewing Company
146. Tallgrass Raspberry Jam Berliner Weisse (Kansas)

This is a wonderfully reasonable 4.3 percent ABV and includes a healthy dose of raspberry puree.

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Against the Grain Brewery
151. Against The Grain A Beer Pale Ale (Kentucky)

Brightly hoppy and refreshing. The platonic ideal of .

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Parish Brewing Co.
158. Parish Envie Pale Ale (Louisiana)

Smooth, tropical hops to stand up to southern summers.

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Allagash Brewing Company
164. Allagash Hoppy Table Beer (Maine)

An thanks to the same relentless attention to detail that makes Allagash White world-class.

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RAR Brewing
177. RAR Groove City Hefeweizen (Maryland)

The is consummate summer beer, yet RAR makes one of the only spot-on examples packaged in an outdoors-friendly can.

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Night Shift Brewing
186. Night Shift Whirlpool Pale Ale (Massachusetts)

The hazy, hoppy goodness of shoehorned into a neat, drinkable 4.5 percent ABV ale.

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Founders Brewing
198. Founders All-Day IPA (Michigan)

The movement remains sublime amongst its peers in the now-packed style.

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Summit Brewing Co.
212. Summit Dakota Soul Lager (Minnesota)

Brewed to honor Summit's barley farmers, you can crush without a thought on a sweaty day.

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Natchez Brewing Company
224. Natchez Southern Grace Berliner Weisse (Mississippi)

Not too tart, not too thick, not too light. By all accounts, .

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Boulevard Brewing Company
229. Boulevard Tank 7 Farmhouse Ale (Missouri)

A . As in, it's 8.5 percent ABV, ludicrously tasty, and unimaginably refreshing, so you may be in a world of hurt if you're not careful.

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Lewis & Clark Brewing Company
243. Lewis & Clark Miner's Gold Hefeweizen (Montana)

This hybrid of the equally thirst-quenching American and German wheat beers is, for reasons we can't quite explain, the .

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Zipline Brewing Co.
255. Zipline Kolsch (Nebraska)

In the style's home city of Cologne, Germany, servers won't stop replacing your kolsch until you ask them to stop. That's how

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Brasserie Saint James
263. Brasserie Saint James Daily Wages Farmhouse Ale (Nevada)

This put the Belgian imports to shame.

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Stoneface Brewing Co.
270. Stoneface Pull Start Blonde Ale (New Hampshire)

infuse a bright, melon-heavy (really) fruit cup aroma.

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Carton Brewing Company
278. Carton Boat Beer Session Ale (New Jersey)

. We also recommend it for beaches, golf courses, backyards, softball fields, decks, and hiking trails (pack it out).

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