There's nothing finer than a cold beer on a hot summer day. And though we'll be putting our imperial stouts and barleywine in the cellar until cooler weather, there's no reason to dumb down your brew selections in the heat. We've compiled the finest thirst-quenching beers in the world, from tart German ales to light-bodied IPAs and crisp, malty lagers. For the adventurous, consider this your to-drink checklist for the season.
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Brewer: Köstritzer Schwarzbierbrauerei
Schwarzbier, or black beer, is a deceptively drinkable dark lager that goes down as easy as a golden pilsner. You could consider it the lager equivalent of the light-bodied Irish stout, which also matches toasted and roasty flavors with a smooth body.