Wednesday, April 30, 2008
this time of year makes me seriously consider changing the name of this site to www.isweatBEER.com, because as far as beer seasons go, summer absolutely takes the cake.
there is something about the fantastic brews of summer, that even now, while it's still 40 degrees out, that makes it feel like summer is here and in full effect. today i got my first dose of summer with a delicious case of saranac summer brews. i look forward to this day, regardless of the actual date, all year round. there is something about summer ale's, belgian white's and hefeweizen's that just scream "summer is here!"
i'm sure that much of it goes back to my days in atlantic city when the appearance of these brews, especially the belgian white's, meant that i'd be getting some serious beach time; most likely after getting a serious hangover from a long night at the wonder bar. but even now, some 3 hours away from the nearest fleck of sand, they scream to me the same.
or maybe it's the memories of drinking pete's wicked rally cap ale on the beach on cape cod, before an awesome dinner of clams on the half shell, oysters and shrimp cocktail; before settling on the cozy lawn of a friend's summer place in ipswich, drinking and smoking the night away next to a bonfire.
or maybe, just maybe, it goes back to a summerhouse on the jersey shore drinking sam adams summer ale with a slice of lemon on the deck, talking about life in general.
whatever it is, the beers of summer bring back many memories that i'll never be able to forget. one sip, the scent, the spoken name of the beers of summer will forever bring back cherished memories and i am indeed grateful.
cheers! (with my saranac summer ale in hand!)