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Check out these local beers for summer heat survival


Grid‘s Seasonal Six-Pack

by Emily Kovach

Summer Paradise
Berliner-style weisse ale
Manayunk Brewing Co.
Made with Styrian hops, this beer maintains a nice balance of mild spice, citrus tartness and apricot sweetness. The low ABV makes for easy afternoon sipping.

Solaire Reserve
Forest & Main Brewing Co.
This highly regarded craft brewery in Ambler excels in farmhouse style beers, and Solaire may be one of their finest. Made with malted spelt and wild yeast, this straw-colored saison is crisp, dry and easy drinking, with notes of citrus, grain and pepper.  

Juicebox IPA
Mandarin orange IPA
Søle Artisan Ales
Bursting with citrus freshness, anchored by deeply aromatic Azacca and Simcoe hops, and redolent with stone fruit and pineapple sweetness. This beer is beach-ready.  

Keller pilsner
2SP Brewing Co.
Just in time for the stifling heat of midsummer, this Aston-based operation is putting up a fresh batch of its unfiltered pilsner. Because it’s unfiltered, the beer has a hazy golden color and nice body, but is clean on flavor: grassy, lemony and, according to a brewery insider, “completely sessionable.”

Yards Pynk
Tart berry ale
Yards Brewing Co.
Light-bodied and rose colored, Pynk is brewed with more than 3,000 pounds of fresh raspberries and cherries in each batch. Released each July, Yards donates $1 from each case and 5 cents from each glass of Pynk to research and awareness around breast cancer.

Grisette Summer Ale
Belgian-style farmhouse ale
Sly Fox Brewing Co.
Because this beer is made with wheat as well as barley, it brings a lightness to the flavor profile. It’s named for the gray dresses worn by the French women who would provide beer to the men leaving the mines for the day in the late 1800s, but there’s nothing drab about the flavor: Think herbal, dry, refreshing.   

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