21 essential summer beers you need to try | NBWA: America's Beer and Beverage Distributors

Every season has its perfect slate of food and drinks, and that's always true in the beer category. The best beers for summer have to be refreshing—this is no time for a glass of barleywine or imperial stout. A great summer beer need not be a light, almost flavorless pilsner, despite the fact that, far too often, that's the only type of beer people cleave to in summer. Eat This, Not That! has rounded up 20 great beers for summer that span a wide variety of styles and that will have your thirst satiated while also tickling those taste buds.