Summer Beers: Narragansett Lager (Other Suggestions?)

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Give me your shittiest beer," I said to Nicole, the bartender at Laser Wolf who was lamenting  a Wednesday night in the off-season, this one especially quiet sans vinyl. The bar is among my favorites of the six I've been to in the week I've lived here.

Ordering the shit beer at a bar can tell you a lot about a place. If Budweiser and Miller are on tap, it's probably a mainstream place; nothing new to see here. But if the bartender offers you a NattyBoh (Natural Bohemian) from Baltimore, or a  PBR and its sibling, Schlitz, this could be your new neighborhood hangout. 

Laser Wolf has none of the above. "Do you want something in a can?" asked Nicole. She then pulled from her fridge a majestic tall boy of Narragansett Lager, which I had never seen before. Usually a jaded skeptic, I'm occasionally a sucker for marketing, especially when the logo is old-school, like Narragansett's varsity-inspired lettering. Its tag as "The Official Beer of the Clam" made me giggle.

Narragansett may be light and refreshing, yet it's hardly a shit beer. Having won some awards, the beer gets a thumbs up from folks who are actually beer aficionados as opposed to a suds dilettante like me. I found it crisp and more flavorful than a Bud. And for less than $3 a pop, it's cheap to boot. 

Have any other suggestions for easy-drinkin' beers for this heat? And where can we find them? I'm talking to you, beer geeks. 


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Tkdip
Tkdip

'Gansett is more flavorful than many lagers at much higher prices. Several bars and restaurants in Rhode Island carry it on tap. It tastes great both very cold and close to room temperature. To me that is the test of a beers drinkability.

Lew Bryson
Lew Bryson

The 'Gansett Summer Ale is real good, too (and also comes in a 16 oz. can). Lower alcohol, with a brisk dose of hops. I've been drinking it whenever I see it this summer.

Julian Siegel
Julian Siegel

The Riverside Market has over 400 craft beers to choose from, and unfortunately, none of them are shit! By far the easiest to drink, most heat beating, refreshing beer is the Ruby Redbird from Shiner, in Texas. Hints of Ginger and Texas Red Grapefruit grace this super light beer that is so refreshing, you wont know if you should drink it or pour it over your head. Check out The Riverside Market Cafe, it is Fort Lauderdal'e best kept secret.

Fat Hand
Fat Hand

My fave light macrobrew for the sweltering days of August is Miller High Life Light. Exceedingly difficult to find at bars and gas stations for some reason, you need to seek it out at specialty stores like Publix and Wal-Mart.

John L.
John L.

Glad you enjoyed the 'Gansett, Melissa. You might also enjoy Blue Point Summer Ale, Shipyard Summer, and Southern Tier Hop Sun for light, summer brews. And as far as cans, Avery White Rascal and Oskar Blues Dale's Pale Ale are refreshing and crisp beers on the go.

Melissa McCart
Melissa McCart

Where else have you found it? I've also been trying to find Full Sail's Session beer (or any other Sessions besides Guinness if you happen to see them. . .)

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