The Fourth of July might be synonymous with fireworks and grilling, but to us it’s one of America’s greatest beer-drinking holidays. In fact, the National Beer Wholesalers Association claims that when it comes to off-premise (not in a bar or restaurant) drinking, the Fourth of July is tops. Fellow warm weather holidays, Memorial Day and Labor Day come in at second and third. The amount that Americans spend on Fourth of July beers is no joke, either. WalletHub says it expects Americans to spend more than $1 billion on beer alone over the holiday. Before you starting spending your money on Fourth of July beers, check out the following list of our favorites..
Whether you’re gathering around a pool, baking at the beach, or grilling in a backyard, here are 15 of the best beers ready for a starring role in your cooler.
1. Stone Brewing: White Geist Berliner Weisse
If you’re planning on laying out a spread of cheese and charcuterie, stock up on Stone’s tart White Geist. The Berliner Weisse–inspired sour offers the acidity to knife right through rich meat and cheese. P.S. That honeydew note is derived from a new German hop variety called Huell Melon.Get it
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