10 Craft Cans for Summer

Be on the lookout for these 10 canned beers, which we recommend cracking open every chance you get.

Is there a sound better than the soothing hiss of a can of beer being popped open? (Pavlovian reaction, much?) Lucky for us, you, and everyone, really, the craft beer industry vindicated cans years ago by filling them with the same quality brews that they'd bottle or keg. And every year the cans seem to taste and look better, too.

No longer relegated to the bottom of the cooler, here, find our favorite craft cans for easy summer drinking.

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Westbrook Gose

The can really says it all: sour, salty, and delicious. This is Westbrook's interpretation of a gose, the traditional German sour wheat beer brewed with coriander and salt, the style of which had all but disappeared until it recently, when it resurfaced as a trend among brewers. Now we can't think of a more lemony and refreshing beer to have close by all summer.

Grimm Magnetic Compass

This summer, Grimm has been dedicated to perfecting lower-alcohol beers. One of their newest releases, Magnetic Compass, is a single IPA brewed with oats. We know what you're thinking: oats sound heavy. But the brewers balance it with Rakau hops, which they say brings an element of candied stone fruit and tropical aroma.

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Camden Town Hells Lager

We're certainly not mad at the move towards sour and funkier beers, but sometimes the remedy for a hot day is a crisp and easy-drinking lager. Camden Town's solution for spicing up the classic involves combining a dry German-style pilsner with the hoppy punch of a helles.

Wild Heaven White Blackbird

Looking for the perfect BBQ beer? This is it. Georgia brewery Wild Heaven beefed up the traditional Belgian saison with tons of pink peppercorns and Korean pears marinated in Chardonnay. Earthy, spicy, and just fruity enough.

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Creature Comforts Athena

We're doubling up on the German-style wheat beers, because unlike a gose, a Berliner Weisse offers that super refreshing tart quality without the salty kick. (And Creature Comfort's double fermentation adds depth and complexity compared to other Berliner Weisses out there.)

Other Half City Slickers

Craft brewers love a collaboration brew. Here, Brooklyn's acclaimed Other Half joined forces with Arizona Wilderness Brewing to mastermind this IPA made with Arizona prickly pear and lemon zest.

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Revolution Brewing Rosa Hibiscus Ale

Revolution Brewing's Rosa Hibiscus Ale has a vibrant pink hue...the rosé of beer? Not quite. It's the infused Hibiscus flowers that give the ale it's lovely color.

Forgotten Boardwalk Brewing Company Funnel Cake

We didn't think a cream ale would ever be something for light summer drinking, but Forgotten Boardwalk's Funnel Cake made with vanilla beans begs for a side of ice cream. Best of both worlds?

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Boulevard Brewing Co. Ginger Lemon Radler

A summery beer drinking list wouldn't be complete without a radler. This one ups the ante by adding freshly juiced ginger to brighten the already addictive mix of beer and lemonade.

Modern Times Booming Rollers IPA

Booming Rollers is definitely a hoppy beer, but the combination of Citra, Motueka, and Centennial make it a "tropical hodge podge" that's all too easy to drink, actually.

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