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I brew every other Saturday, so 4 weeks from yesterday I am going to brew a Pumpkin Ale for the start of fall (which I stated in another thread if you'd like to give advice on that), but I need an end of summer beer to slide in between that and the Breakfast Stout (I know, not very summery) that I brewed yesterday.

Any tips? Thinking maybe a citrus blonde.
 
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RIS. stout season: go big or go home.
I mean, as delicious as a good Russian is, that doesn't really scream summer. Plus, I just brewed a Breakfast Stout, and I brew every two weeks so I have a new beer to drink every two weeks. Not sure my waistline would appreciate a month straight of heavy stouts.
 

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You want summer and then you say end of summer.

Anyway, I'd probably do a real nice nut brown ale then.
 
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You want summer and then you say end of summer.

Anyway, I'd probably do a real nice nut brown ale then.
Maybe I worded it poorly. I want one last summer beer before I switch to fall and winter.
 

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Maybe some sorta Wheat beer. I'm drinking my Blackberry Wheat now and it's fitting nicely on a sticky late August night.


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Maybe some sorta Wheat beer. I'm drinking my Blackberry Wheat now and it's fitting nicely on a sticky late August night.


Sent from my van, down by the river.
That might be an awesome idea actually. I haven't done a fruit or a wheat beer yet. 2 birds with one beer..err stone.
 

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Just finished brewing mine. A nice Belgium wit.
Can't go wrong with a good wheat beer for summer or end of summer.
 

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I mean, as delicious as a good Russian is, that doesn't really scream summer. Plus, I just brewed a Breakfast Stout, and I brew every two weeks so I have a new beer to drink every two weeks. Not sure my waistline would appreciate a month straight of heavy stouts.
alright then, how about a Belgian Quad? or a RIS?
 

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American Amber Ale.... Hoppy, West Coast style. Great beer to drink in the fall.

Or, if you are not a big fan of hops, something like an alt would be a bit more malty/balanced. Again, a nice amber beer for fall.
 

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I'm planning an Oaty Amber and a Baltic Porter...mmmmmmmmmmm :)
 
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Here in VA the end of summer might as well just be summer-lite. The temperature is 85F and the water is 78F. A nice low alcohol pale ale goes great with it all. Throw in some hops that you think have a nice citrus flavor and there you go.
 

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Late summer to me demands a transition towards fall beer styles. So instead of the pure lawnmower beers you drink in July, something a little maltier but not your typical fall ESB/brown ales/porters. Maybe an amber ale or a best bitter. I think a saison would do nicely as well.
 
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