10 Sessionable BC Craft Beers To Quench Your Summer Thirst

10 Sessionable BC Craft Beers To Quench Your Summer Thirst

10 BC Craft Beers To Kick Off Your Awesome British Columbia Summer

Summer has arrived and with it the unquenchable thirst of long days, hot sun and the beauty of British Columbia. From session beers to fruit infusion there are a ton of great flavours that will fit just about any taste preference.  Here are 10 easy drinking BC craft beers that will help you get the most of the summer of 2016!

Is your favourite Summer BC brew missing from this list? There are hundreds of great choices to choose from. Leave your comment at the bottom of the article!

Bomber Brewing Co. - Park Life Passion Fruit Ale ReviewBomber Brewing – Park Life Passion Fruit Ale

The Park Life is a fruit infused beer from Bomber Brewing. A light blonde ale is blended with real passion fruit juice to make an easy drinking, summer-inspired beer. Available in the Summer only.

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Stanley Park Brewery - Sun Setter Summer Peach Ale ReviewStanley Park Brewing – Sunsetter Summer Ale

The Stanley Park Sunsetter is another fruit-twisted beer. Here peach flavour is added to a light and easy drinking beer to create an approachable, sessionable summer beer. This beer is available in bottles and cans.

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Bridge Brewing Brucke Berliner Weisse ReviewBridge Brewing – Brucke Berliner Weisse

At only 2.8% alcohol Bridge Brewing’s Brucke is the lightest beer on this list. As a very light and easy going Berliner Weisse this beer is easy going with a bit of a sharp, sour kick to it to keep you on your toes. This is a beer that you can keep refreshed with all day long!

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Steamworks Brewery YVR ISA ReviewSteamworks Brweing – YVR ISA

Steamworks Brewing has jumped into the Session Ale category with their YVR ISA. This beer is light and easy going with a nice, subtle hop character that gives a distinct citrus and light pine flavour.

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Red Racer India Session Ale ISA ReviewRed Racer – India Session Ale

The Red Racer India Session Ale is a staple for many summer adventurists in BC. The light 4.0% alcohol is paired with hop flavours of mango and citrus for a low alcohol, big flavour experience.

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Townsite Brewing Inc. – 7800 Saison ReviewTownsite Brewing – 7800 Saison

There is something about a traditional Belgian Saison in the summer. A go-to in this category is Townsite Brewing’s 7800 Saison. Light, traditional and absolutely delicious this is an excellent refreshment choice for the summer heat.

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Dageraad Brewing Burnabairan Belgian Table Beer ReviewDageraad Brewing Burnabarian Belgian Style Table Beer

The Burnabarian was not brewed as a summer beer but rather it started as a lighter-alcohol brew to serve at the Burnaby Brewery. It is a delicious beer though and offers a nice sessionability factor while still staying true to Belgian Tradition.

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Fernie Brewing Co. - What the Huck Huckleberry Wheat Ale ReviewFernie Brewing – What The Huck Huckleberry Wheat Ale

Fernie Brewing has been brewing the What The Huck for years and it continues to grow in popularity. This Huckleberry infused wheat ale has a bit of sweetness, a touch of tartness and a whole lot of flavour in a light Wheat Ale. As a beer brewed with fruit, this is among the best!

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Tree Brewing Co SUP Session Ale ReviewTree Brewing – SUP Session Ale

Kelowna’s Tree Brewing also recently entered the Session Ale category with their SUP. This beer is not your hop forward ISA like many BC brews in the style this one is a touch maltier with a more traditional hop profile. The result is a balanced, smooth and easy drinking ale perfect for after a day of paddle boarding.

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Cannery Brewing Skaha Summer Ale ReviewCannery Brewing – Skaha Summer Ale

If you are going to brew a beer for Summer, you may as well call it a Summer Ale. Cannery Brewing has done just that with their Skaha. Named after the BC Okanagan’s Skaha Lake this is a light, easy drinking and very refreshing Kolsch.

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