Hefeweizens, wheat beers, and pilsners are great for the summer, as they tend to be a little lighter and fresh-tasting.
We sampled Sweetwater’s Waterkeeper Hefeweizen ale and thought it was lemony, wheaty, and fresh tasting. One thing we liked in particular was that the beer wasn’t overly sweet, as some other hefeweizens and saisons can be. Sweetwater is offering this unfiltered brew to benefit the Waterkeeper Alliance, an association that works to conserve clean water.
Pairings: Since the beer is pretty mild, it will pair well with grilled or spicy foods. It’s great to cool off the heat from a spicy dip and won't overpower a potent sauce or marinade and won’t kill the smoky flavor of grilled meats. If you need inspiration, check our Healthy Burgers.