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11 fabulous craft beers to make you feel summery (whatever the weather)

Summery beer – that which one drinks in the 2.5 days of sunshine afforded by our fair isle or that which one drinks in order to close our eyes and pretend – does not have to mean the ubiquitous lager swilling around many a pub terrace.

With help from Brody Rossiter at beery website HonestBrew and Brewdog’s Sarah Warman, TV beer expert extraordinaire, we’ve showcased here 11 fine craft beers to refresh your weary palates.

Some are easy-drinking, others are more unusual, some are ideal swaps for cider or white wine (excellent for tempting friends away from the Sauvignon Blanc)... light, fruity or floral, whichever you try, all are fabulously summery whatever the weather is doing.

OK, you probably won’t find these beers in your local supermarket, but we’ve provided handy shopping links and there’s nothing to stop you bookmarking this gallery and tripping down to your nearest bottle shop. In fact, we heartily recommend it.

Go forth and drink craft by scrolling through our gallery below – you deserve it.


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A vanilla ice cream shortage is currently sweeping the UK

But it’s still 99-with-a-flake season!

by Moya Crockett
15 Aug 2017

This mobile artisanal gin bar brings the party straight to your door

Roll up, roll up

by Moya Crockett
14 Aug 2017

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Well, it is pretty good. Sorry.

by Amy Swales
10 Aug 2017

The gin bauble game just got updated for Christmas 2017

We look forward to trees entirely decorated in things we can eat and drink

by Amy Swales
10 Aug 2017

The untranslatable foreign words all foodies need in their vocabulary

Put down your grief bacon and read this

by Amy Swales
09 Aug 2017

This gin is one of the best in the world – and costs under £10

It keeps topping the polls in industry taste tests, but leaves you change from a tenner

by Amy Swales
27 Jul 2017

These are the UK's best bars for indulging your love of gin

G&T, anyone...?

by Jenny Tregoning
27 Jul 2017

Pink gin has arrived to make our summer 100% better

Our go-to tipple, infused with strawberries, raspberries and redcurrants

by Anna Brech
27 Jul 2017

An espresso martini festival is coming to the UK this summer

All aboard for an homage to the suave and punchy concoction

by Anna Brech
26 Jul 2017

How a 'coffee nap' can supercharge your work day

Brew up the caffeine and then hit snooze

by Anna Brech
26 Jul 2017