Long summer days offer a world of possibilities. How about grilling in the backyard or swinging in a hammock, fishing, or taking a trip to the beach, or just relaxing with friends? Whatever you get up to, you’ll need the perfect drink to pair with your many hours of daylight and fun. Read on for a list of 15 lighter-bodied yet full-flavored brews that you can session from sunup to sundown and beyond.
Dogfish Slightly Mighty
Fruity and dry, this low-cal IPA leverages the sweetness and body of monk fruit to keep calories and sugar in check while sporting some welcome bitterness without a heavy malt bill.
Oskar Blues One-y
So much flavor is packed into this Hazy IPA – we’re talking citrus zest, biscuity malt and herbal vibes – that you’ll completely forget it’s low in calories.
Real Ale Firemans Light
This easy-drinking lager is light beer for craft beer drinkers – a perfect combination of a crisp, light body with a clean, malt-driven finish.
Sierra Nevada Summer Break
Cannonball into summer with hoppy notes of mango and passion fruit that complement the smooth malt flavor of this Session Hazy IPA.
SweetWater High Light
Dubbed an Easy IPA due to its low-calorie, low-ABV design, the secret to its supreme flavor/drinkability combination comes down to brewmaster genius and a little sticky Hop Hash.
Victory Tart Monkey
The tangy and refreshing twist of guava in this Session Sour Ale will have you feeling like you’re kicking back on a beach in the tropics.
Bishop The Light Cide
Ideal for weekdays, vacation days or just a sunny afternoon, this dry cider skips the sugars and sweeteners yet remains shamelessly delicious.
A variety pack dedicated to sessionable ciders, these four fruity options – not a one being apple – will brighten up any summer day. Go ahead and have one of each (or two, or three).
Ace Berry Rosé
This elevated apple cider sports that summery rosé hue and a triple-berry blend of wild blackberry, raspberry and strawberry juices.
Alaskan Hard Seltzer Mixed Pack
There’s a seltzer for all your summer sessioning friends in this mix pack – some tart, others sweet, all of them delicious and all made with Sitka spruce for a distinctly Alaskan flavor profile.
Blur Hard Seltzer Variety Pack
Surprising and sometimes exotic flavor combinations – like mango and dragon fruit – set these four seltzers apart, like a tastebud adventure to match any summer adventure you have in store.
Deep Ellum Blind Lemon Variety Pack
It all started with the original Blind Lemon, named for the blues legend – now the family has grown to a total of four crushable brews made for Texas summers.
Founders Más Agave Seltzer Variety Pack
Redefining crisp and refreshing – i.e. made for sessions in the summer heat – these three seltzers are a mouth-watering fusion of blue agave nectar, natural sugar cane, real fruit juice and a dash of salt.
Flying Embers Hard Kombucha Variety Pack
Two popular flavors hit that low ABV sweet spot for sessioning, but feel free to bring the other hits along with you on your summer outings, maybe when the sun goes down and you’re kicking it up a notch.
Boochcraft Grapefruit Hibiscus
And finally, the turn-it-up brew, you know, for after you’ve lit the tiki torches – it’s bright and refreshing and perfect for kicking off the party on a hot summer night.