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Five great American beers for summer

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

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Here are five great American beers to enjoy this summer. A hot summer day is probably the best time of year to enjoy an ice cold beer. But if you are looking for a change from your old stand-by brew, try some of these delicious and unique craft American beers, brewed right here in the states, some maybe in your own backyard.

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Here are the top five American craft beers you can enjoy while kicking back at the beach or lounging on your back porch with family and friends.

1Southampton Publick House

This is a great example of the perfect summer witbier. It is light and citrusy yet still packs a flavorful punch. Brewed at the Southampton Publick House in Southampton, New York, the double white pairs well with all of your favorite summer foods and activities, so sit back, relax, and enjoy. Southampton Brewery

2Fire Island Lighthouse Ale

Brewed in a small summer resort town off the coast of Long Island, New York, this is an ale with lots of body and character. It's even better when slipped slowly and enjoyed on those long summer nights spent hanging out with old friends. This beer is brewed just minutes from the beach and demands to be savored on those laid back summer days. Fire Island Brewery

3East Coast Brewing Co Beach Haus

Started in 2007 by two best friends, East Coast Brewing is dedicated to making great beer and celebrating the real New Jersey (sans fist-pumping). Brewed out of Point Pleasant, New Jersey, right on the beach, this summer Beach Haus beer is making its debut and this pilsner is what summer beer drinking is all about -- light, crisp, and refreshing -- you can almost hear the crashing waves and feel the sand between your toes. Beach Haus may be hard to find this summer, but keep an eye out for it in the next few years! East Coast Brewing Co.

4Goose Island Summertime

A favorite of anyone who lives in or near Chicago, Goose Island Summertime is "the color of sunshine" and is the perfect beer for soaking it up. With its light fruitiness and hint of bitterness, this golden ale pairs well with summer salads and seafood. Enjoy this beer on the hottest of summer days while chilling out with family and friends. Goose Island Brewing Co

5AleSmith Brewing Company Yule Smith

Brewed on the west coast in San Diego, California, Yule Smith Summer, from the AleSmith Brewing Company is an Imperial/Double India Pale Ale (DIPA). It is a powerful, hoppy beer with a great balance. This DIPA is pretty light in color, but not light on flavor or alcohol (with 9.5% alcohol by volume (abv)) and taste great on those cool summer nights. AleSmith Brewing Co

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