Happy Birthday America! Yes, it’s the 4th of July again, and despite the fact that it’s wedged right into the middle of the week, most of us are happy to have a day away from the office. So what are the best craft beers to drink on this fine holiday? Well, we thought we would take a stab at it, here is a list of the most patriotic beers you can tip back on the 4th that don’t taste like total swill.
Anchor Brewing Co. Liberty Ale: Lady Liberty herself might choose this fine brew from our friends at Anchor Brewing Co. It was first brewed to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere’s historic ride, so extra points for that, and it was also one of the first modern American IPA’s brewed after prohibition and the first modern American single-hop ale and dry-hopped ale!
21st Ammendment Brew Free Or Die!: It’s tough to choose one from 21st Ammendment, they pay homage to Lady Liberty on their Hell or High Watermelon label, and Bitter American’s name is fitting as well. but we chose Brew Free Or Die! for this list. This amazing canned IPA brewed with six different hops also happens to sport a picture of the founding fathers on Mt. Rushmore! Tough to beat that!
Stoudts American Pale Ale: This APA also pastes the American flag on it’s label, but with a more rugged look. The addition of Warrior and Cascade hops give this flagship brew it’s distinct smell and taste, one of their top sellers for the past decade.
Terrapin All-American Pilsner: I have yet to try this one, but it just screams Happy B-day America, right? When the Terrapin turtle is dressing up like Uncle Sam and tipping one back, you know it has to make the list. And the brew was made with American malts, American hops, and American yeast! Guess not all pilsner ingredients are from Germany.
Samuel Adams Boston Lager: And of course, you have to feel a bit patriotic when you see ole Sam himself raising his mug to you and our independence. And let’s be honest, what is typically described as a ‘gateway’ craft beer still holds up pretty well now. And you can find it everywhere!
What beers are you planning to drink on this fine holiday, patriotic or otherwise? Let us know in the comments and have a happy and safe 4th of July holiday!