North Texas Canned Beers to try this Summer

We’re well into summer, and if you’re like me, that means you’re probably counting down the days until you can even think about wearing pants outside again. It’s a great time to hole up inside and give thanks for A/C and cold beers.

But if you’re planning on bringing some brews outside to make the most of your vacation/weekend/personal day from work, remember that glass + sandals = a bad time.

Luckily for Texans, canned craft beers aren’t hard to come across in the summer, and if you’re in North Texas, you’re in for a treat, with more and more canned beers coming out every month.

So without further ado, here’s a list of some North Texas canned beers to stock up on this summer:

IMG_1678Rahr & Sons’ Pride of Texas – American Pale Ale 6.8% – I took a six pack of this to Florida earlier this month. It was a had a more bitter taste than I expected, but it was a welcome alternative to Corona.

Deep Ellum Neat Bandito – Czech/Mexican Lager 6.6% – Deep Ellum’s release, and by far my favorite can design.

Four Corners El Chignon – American IPA 7.6%The name gets harder to pronounce after a couple of hours of day drinking, but that won’t make it any less delicious.

Texian Brewing Co.’s First Stand – Saison 5.5% – A lot more carbonation than expected, but overall, a refreshing beer.

IMG_1675Martin House’s Daybreak – American Blonde Ale 5%  – A breakfast beer, making it the most important meal of the day.

Martin House’s Rubberneck Red – American Amber 5% – The official beer of The Toadies.

Deep Ellum IPA – American IPA 7%A tried and true IPA.

Four Corners Block Party – Porter 5.7%The lone dark beer on my list, the combination of flavor, low ABV, and a wide mouth can made this a no-brainer.

Note: This list only features beers that have a mid-range ABV (4-7%). It’s probably a bad idea to spend time in the sun drinking 9% double IPAs all day.



1 Comment on North Texas Canned Beers to try this Summer

  1. Paul Vallhonrat // July 23, 2014 at 7:57 pm // Reply

    Try Lakefire from Grapevine Craft Brewery! Also Monarch.

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