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The Seasonality of Craft Beer: 
Summer Brews! 

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We can all agree that not all craft brews are created the same. This is especially true when it comes to seasonal beers. While you can still enjoy your favorite blonde ale, no matter the weather, sometimes the more complex flavors are better for winter. This distinctive difference in taste is purposeful and is why you often see new flavors pop up during the different seasons.

What is a seasonal craft brew?

Some beers are considered to be seasonal because of their structure and taste. Traditionally, lighter and refreshing beers are considered summer or spring beers. At the same time, the dark and bold flavors are great for fall and winter. 

More seasonal beers tend to come out around the holidays. You’ll start to notice pumpkin ales around Halloween or a rich brown ale around Thanksgiving. The notorious Christmas ales always take center stage during December and so on. 

These beers are seasonal because the complex flavors are more suitable during those months. I mean, does a pumpkin-flavored ale mesh with the hot summer sun?

Exploring different flavors every month or holiday is part of the beauty of beer. You get to try out new flavors and expand your palate.

What is a summer beer?

To keep yourself cool during the summer sun, you’ll need a go-to light-bodied summer brew to help you relax as the temperature rises. Because let’s be honest: anything too full-bodied and heavy might not quench your thirst when the hot weather takes over. 

Instead of pumpkins and stouts, you’ll likely want a crisper-tasting style. Light lagers and pilsners are light-bodied and not too overwhelming. The crispness makes them a crowd favorite for big summer get-togethers by the pool.

Blondes and golden ales lean on the sweeter side, with citrus and grapefruit notes. These are considered easy-drinking beers and have a more balanced flavor that pairs beautifully with BBQ foods.

Last but not least, fruity beers. These beers have a gorgeous red or sunset appearance. They’re crafted with fruits and berries to provide an undeniable sweet taste that’s not too overwhelming. It’s like biting into fresh fruit with every sip!

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Voodoo summer brews

Summer consists of long summer nights, perfect weather, and the beach. It’s about BBQs and cookouts with your family. Weekend vacations and pool parties. Since you’ll most likely be on the go, you’ll need a light and easy beer to have by your side to get you through the day.


No European adventures planned for the summer? No worries, you can get the same experience with our imperialized European-style lager. This lager blends characteristics of our favorite continental lagers with bold hop additions. We like to think of this as an American take on one of the world’s most classic styles.  

Voodoo Love Child 

Fruit beers are a popular choice during the summer months. They’re easy to drink and full of flavor. Nothing pairs better with the delicious taste of cherries, raspberries, and passion fruit like a warm summer day. If you’re looking for something sweet and sour to satisfy your sweet tooth, this Belgian Tripel, Our Voodoo Love Child, is the one for you. It’s the perfect craft brew to end your day with friends, sitting out on your porch or in your backyard. 

Beach Gear

Picture this, the sun is out, the weather is warm, and you’ve spent a long day in the sun. Whether it was out on a hike, on the beach, or just hanging out by the pool: you’ll need a crisp, light beer like our Beach Gear to quench your thirst. Beach Gear is light and fruity with the perfect hint of apricots. It’s our go-to brew for a summer day because no matter what you have planned, you can’t go wrong with the taste. 

Good Vibes

Let’s set the scene: it’s a Saturday, and you’re having a family BBQ with your friends. You’re hanging by the pool all day, listening to music, and enjoying good company. The only thing that could make the day even more perfect is if you had an ice chest full of our West Coast IPA. This brew has dank tropical fruit notes and is a must-have for anyone who loves the taste of a solid IPA. This is a little more on the heavier side compared to other summer brews, but it’s worth it. You’ll have good vibes and good times all summer long. What more could you ask for from a brew?

Get the full brew experience, no matter the season

With our Voodoo craft beer franchise opportunities, you can take your love of beer to the next level. You’ll be able to provide everyone in your neighborhood with seasonal beer favorites to compliment all their summertime plans. 

The best part is that you don’t need to worry about crafting the perfect summer taste or finding the perfect balance between refreshing and sweet. We’ve already done it for you. We brew it, and you move it! You’ll be the hometown hero with all their favorite summer brews ready. What more could anyone ever need?

If you’re ready to help our neighborhood combat the summer heat in the best way ever and open up your own franchise, request information today. We promise you won’t regret it. Even if you’re more of a winter beer kind of person… Don’t worry; we have beer for that too.

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