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5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

5 Patriotic Beers for Your Summer Celebrations

The summer has finally arrived! And with Fourth of July almost here, we’ve taken the liberty to compile a list of patriotic beers that you might want to enjoy this holiday.

21st Amendment Brew Free! or Die

American IPA, 7% ABV
San Leandro, California
Celebrate freedom in 'Merica with a beer that’s name says it all: Brew Free! or Die. From the cartoon caricature of Abe Lincoln breaking free to the use of bright and aromatic American hops, the folks at 21st Amendment truly made an all-American brew with this one. Take Brew Free! or Die with you to all your patriotic celebrations.

Anchor Steam Beer

California Common, 4.9% ABV
San Francisco, California
Anchor Steam Beer is named after a unique West Coast brewing process that dates back to the 19th century. Today the name “steam” is a trademark of Anchor Brewing and applies only to the singular process and taste of their flagship brand – San Francisco’s original Anchor Steam Beer. The classic of American brewing tradition since 1896.

Pabst American Pale Ale

Pale Ale, 5% ABV
Milwaukee, Wisconsin
Pabst brewed this beer for those who refuse to be ranked and filed; those who are inventing their own American Dream with grit, optimism and ingenuity. Made with all-American Chinook, Liberty and Cascade hops, Pabst American Pale Ale has a bright citrus flavor. This brew pairs perfectly with burgers, apple pie and the National Anthem. 

Samuel Adams ‘76

American Pilsner, 4.7% ABV
Boston, Massachusetts
Samuel Adams paved the way for many of the beers on this list. With Sam ’76, Samuel Adams has created the perfect union of lager and ale, giving you a craft beer with the flavor of an ale and the refreshment and crisp finish of a lager. The result is revolutionary.

Yuengling Golden Pilsner

American Pilsner, 4.7% ABV
Pottsville, Pennsylvania
Yuengling Golden Pilsner is the newest beer from America’s oldest continually operated brewery. This highly sessionable beer is the perfect balance of hop and malt character for crisp and smooth thirst-quenching refreshment. Enjoy this beer with fireworks.

MacKenzie Zarzycki
MacKenzie Zarzycki

MacKenzie Zarzycki was born and raised in Schuylerville, N.Y., where the beer flows like wine. Now a Certified Cicerone®, MacKenzie is on a mission to further her beer knowledge. When she’s not contributing to, she’s nursing an unhealthy level of attachment to her dog, Kylie.

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