take care of your garden or yard It is hot, tedious and repetitive work. For only one week this summer, grass And infernal weeds stopped growing? The answer will always be no. But there is a silver lining to all those green fields. Killing a lawn mower and cutting his hair is a great excuse to drink beer, preferably a cold. storage. The perfect lawn mower beer is low in alcohol and is off the charts in brews, ideally consuming ice cold with a koozie in your hand.
Lawn mower beer shouldn’t require deep introspection. It’s a thirst-quenching bonus to deal with the drudgery of yard work, and brighten the mood while beating the weeds. Here’s the dirt on six of our favorite lawn mower beers to crush.
The thirst-quenching lawn mower beer that makes yard work sucks less
1. Yuengling Light Lager 99
This spring, the venerable Pennsylvania brewery reworked the recipe for this low-calorie take on amber master beer. The 99-calorie reboot retains most of the caramel-rich nuances, while the carb counts out at just three grams of carbs per 12-ounce serving. The Light Lager 99 is perfect for sitting in the bright sun – and from personal experience, it makes a great cup for a shower.
[$12 a 12-pack; yuengling.com]
2. Roadhouse Brewing Company Highway
It can be difficult to create a light, low-alcohol ale with depth of flavour, but Roadhouse Brewing in Wyoming hits the sweet, energizing taste zone and crunchy calories with Highwayman. Brewmaster Max Shafer infuses decoction technology, a process that intensifies the character of malt, in this pilsner infused with refined European noble hops. “I love lager,” says Schaeffer, describing the Highwayman’s character as “a staple.”
[$5 a 16-ounce can; roadhousebrewery.com]
3. Grimm Artisanal Ales Grimm Lite
This popular Brooklyn brewery is known for its complex, heavily hopped sour beer, but we fill our koozies with tall boys of Grimm Lite. All-American ale matches a minimal alcohol level with maximum flavour, whether round or tangy. Our tip: Grab a case and tackle your long-awaited landscaping project.
[$9.99 a four-pack of 16-ounce cans; grimmales.com]
4. Wee Gus Ballast Point Brewing Company
This year marks the 25th anniversary of Ballast Point, the San Diego brewery that helped spark the American IPA Revolution with tropical guru Sculpin. Now owned by Kings & Convicts of Illinois, Ballast Point has once again doubled down on jump-forward innovation with beers like Wee Gus. Crystal beer brews like a crisp ale that has 95 calories but is packed with plenty of Hallertau Mittelfrüh and Northern Brewer hops that impart a floral and herbal scent. Consider Wee Gus a lawn mower beer for IPA lovers.
[$11 a six-pack; ballastpoint.com]
5. Park Craft Hardwood Brewery Richmond Brewery
Richmond brewery makes this hometown beer with a portion of the barley and hops grown in Virginia. The drinkable, unfiltered ale offers pleasant citrusy notes of successive hops, lending it more character than a standard summer breaker. The packaging is also ready with our grandfather approved short glass bottles. Put ice on a six-pack and stick a short rod into the lawn mower’s cup holder.
[$10 a six-pack; hardywood.com]
6. Deschutes Beer Da Schutz!
Craft beer can sometimes seem overly serious and subjective. Deschutes aims to destroy pretense and stir up the quotient of fun loving Da Shootz! , a playful pilsner that refers to a common mistake in the brewery’s name. The 99-calorie pilsner blends and matches classic German and modern American hops for a subtle lemony scent that’s the perfect aromatic partner for freshly cut grass.
[$9 a six-pack; deschutesbrewery.com]
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