Excellent Beers to Sip This Spring

From fruited to straightforward, some of our favorite brews for better weather

Sipping a holiday-spiced stout in July or a light lager in December, at least for our Northern Hemisphere readers, may feel incongruent. Seasonal beer is meant to complement weather and the ensuing sensations. In colder months, a darker, higher ABV option suits best; while in summer, something ultra-light and refreshing quenches thirsts accentuated by heat. But, what falls in-between is left up to the drinker’s …

Afterimage Double IPA by Grimm Artisanal Ales

The Brooklyn nomadic brewery offers its first-ever canned beer, along with some advice: drink it ASAP

We were first introduced to Brooklyn-ish Grimm Ales, and their unusual story, at a pizza restaurant; Marta’s resident beer aficionado Corey Gargiulo recommended pairing the spicy and bold Amatriciana pizza with Grimm’s Tesseract IPA, and it was love at first sip. Founded by veteran homebrewers Joe and Lauren Grimm—and still a two-person company—Grimm Ales has become known for their creative beers, especially dry-hopped sours and …