Summer Beers To Cool You Down

Amber Dias finds out why beer is everyone’s (almost) favourite summertime brew.

The weather is hot and in the search for the ultimate quencher, nothing seems to hit the spot quite like an ice-cold beer. It is the go-to beverage for those looking to keep it light and frothy. Whether it’s a chilled lager, a refreshing wheat beer, or a flavorful IPA, beer has secured its place as a favourite during the warmer months.

Summer’s Pick

If you know your beer, then you’re surely familiar with its crisp, effervescent nature that offers instant relief from the heat. The carbonation is refreshing, while the cold temperature adds to the appeal. That’s what makes it such a great choice for those days (or nights) when you just want to kick back, cool down and relax. Little known fact – beer might be good for your health too, when consumed in moderation, of course. It contains a rich nutrient profile that includes proteins, vitamins, antioxidants and fibre. Studies have also shown that beer could be good for heart health, bone strength and inflammation.

A Matter Of Taste

Beer is versatile, offering a range of flavours and styles to suit every palate. From light and citrusy wheat beers to bold and hoppy IPAs, there’s something for everyone. During the summer, lighter, more refreshing styles tend to be favoured. These, of course, include Pilsners, pale and hoppy, fruity, hazy and even sour styles.

The Rise Of Craft Beer

Craft beer has evolved from a simple beverage to a luxury drink for many. Craft breweries focus on quality, flavour and innovation, producing beers that are artisanal and unique. These beers tend to have a higher alcohol content and are made with high-quality ingredients. Brewers are also stepping out of the box, experimenting with new, innovative flavours. This focus on quality and craftsmanship has led to a greater appreciation for beer as a gourmet product.

The Perfect Pair

Beer’s versatility extends to its ability to complement and enhance food. It makes the perfect accompaniment to delectable summer fare.  Light and crisp lagers pair well with seafood and salads, malty stouts are ideal for barbecue fare and chocolate desserts. The bitterness of IPAs goes well with spicy foods and string cheeses, while fruity or sour beers pair beautifully with poultry, salads and cheeses. Similarly, a strong Pilsner pairs well with sushi, grilled food and seafood.

Grab A Pint

Beer offers a multisensory experience that can be deeply satisfying. The sight of a perfectly poured beer with a frothy head, the sound of the carbonation as you take a sip, and the aroma of hops and malt all contribute to the overall experience of enjoying a beer. This sensory experience adds to the pleasure of drinking beer, making it a beverage that is not just consumed but experienced. Whether enjoyed at a party or savoured at home, beer continues to be the summer drink of choice. Cheers!

The Most Expensive Beers In The World

BrewDog The End of History ₹56,223 for 650ml

The Lost Abbey Cable Car Kriek ₹76,880 for 750ml

Sam Adams Utopias ₹16,575 for 750ml

The Bruery Papier ₹8,329  for 750ml

Carlsberg Jacobsen Vintage No.1 ₹33,317 for 375ml

Beer Facts

  • The earliest evidence of brewing beer dates back to around 3500-2900 BC.
  • Snake Venom, the strongest beer in the world, has a strength of 67.5%. It was created by the Scottish brewery Brewmeister.
  • In ancient China, beer was brewed from sprouted rice, as well as from rice with added fruit.
  • China, the United States, Germany, Russia and Brazil are among the top five beer-producing countries.
  • The largest beer producer in the world is the Belgian corporation Anheuser-Busch InBev. This company owns about 400 beer brands including Budweiser, Corona, Beck’s, Hoegaarden and Leffe.
  • The Guinness Book of World Records was conceived by Hugh Beaver, Executive Director of the Guinness Brewing Company. He came up with the idea of creating an authoritative source for pub-goers to settle their disputes about the record of a particular phenomenon.
  • The oldest brewery in the world today is the Weihenstephan brewery in Freising, Germany. It was founded in 1040.
  • International Beer Day is celebrated on the first Friday of August.

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