6 Perfect Beach Beers from the South

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6 Perfect Beach Beers from the South

I recently spent a week drinking at the beach. I was doing other things too. Surfing, horse shoes, digging holes and building elaborate sandcastles for children, but mostly I was drinking canned beer, one after the other. You have to be really careful when you’re drinking on the beach for hours on end. Obviously, you want a low-ABV option because you still need to be able to perfectly sculpt sandcastle turrets and execute a bottom turn on the surfboard. The tendency is to go for a really cheap lager—fill a cooler with something mass produced and knock them back like a mall rat hitting the free samples in the food court. But this is a soul-less enterprise that will leave you empty inside. So you need to find a solid craft alternative to the low-ABV, mass produced lager, and then you need to find a completely different craft alternative to that because drinking the same beer over and over, for days on end is also a soulless enterprise. Monogamy is a wonderful thing in relationships. It’s stupid in the beer world. So I scavenged the shelves of the beach’s local beer store looking for a variety of day-drinking-friendly beers. Because I happened to vacationing at a southern beach in a southern city with a vibrant beer scene, I ended up with an excellent southern sixer.