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Most Popular Summer Seasonal Craft Beers 2015

Last updated May 15, 2015 · By Will

Researching new Summer seasonal craft beers? Here are the most popular and trending Summer craft beers to look out for.


Popular Every Summer

We've tracked the most searched craft beers on BeerMenus each Summer for the past few years. Here's a list of the widely distributed beers that historically have the highest search volume each Summer.

1- Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy

2- Weihenstephaner Hefe Weiss

3- Bell's Oberon

4- Anderson Valley Summer Solstice

5- Sam Adams Porch Rocker

Trending Summer Beer Styles

Pilsners, Session IPAs, and fruited Wheat Beers are becoming the most popular beer styles during the Summer. For the more daring craft beer drinkers, Goses are also becoming very popular. Here's a list of the most popular and widely distributed examples of each.


1- Victory Prima Pils

2- Firestone Walker Pivo Pils

3- Lagunitas Czech Pils

4- New Belgium Shift

5- Avery Joe's Premium American Pilsner

Session IPAs

1- Founders All Day IPA

2- Lagunitas Daytime

3- Firestone Walker Easy Jack

4- Ballast Point Even Keel

5- Stone Go To IPA

Fruit Beers

1- Schofferhoffer Grapefruit Hefeweizen

2- Stiegl Radler Grapefruit

3- Leinenkugel's Orange Shandy

4- Lost Coast Tangerine Wheat

5- Abita Purple Haze


1- Anderson Valley The Kimmie, The Yink and The Holy Gose

2- Victory Kirsch Gose

3- Westbrook Gose

4- Almanac Golden Gate Gose

5- Anderson Valley Blood Orange Gose

Rare & Obscure

Here's a list of the highest rated Summer beers on Ratebeer. These highly rated and difficult-to-get Summer beers will have beer geeks traveling from far and wide to track down. Note: these beers often have very limited distribution.

1- Cantillon Blåbær Lambik

2- Cigar City Marshal Zhukov’s Imperial Stout

3- Toppling Goliath pseudoSue

4- AleSmith YuleSmith (Summer) India Pale Ale

5- Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Chocolate Oak Aged

6- Founders Double Trouble IPA

7- Dieu du Ciel Solstice d’Été aux Framboises

8- Great Divide Yeti Imperial Stout - Oatmeal

9- Hill Farmstead Walden

10- Firestone Walker Double DBA