A zesty pick from Michelob, this palate-cleanser is reminiscent of the classic British lemonade and beer drink known as a shandy. Serve it with a wedge of orange to bring out its bright citrus flavors.
To buy: $7 for six 12-ounce bottles, at grocery stores.
4 of 7 Red Stripe
Skip the glasses and beer steins. This medium-bodied Jamaican lager is best drunk right out of the bottle―preferably poolside. Serve it extra cold. A quick chill in the freezer only helps.
To buy: $8 for six 12-ounce bottles, at grocery stores.
5 of 7 Flying Dog
Flying Dog Woody Creek White
Made with coriander and bitter orange peel, this Belgian-style Wit beer from the eccentric Maryland brewery known for its craft beers has a light, creamy texture and dry finish. Play up its floral notes by serving it with fish or a citrus salad.
To buy: $8.50 for six 12-ounce bottles, at grocery stores.