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Four Summertime Sippers to Enjoy This Season

We've asked the best beverage stores around: What's the perfect summer drink?


CarrboroBev1_small“The Green Man Wayfarer is a light, American-style IPA. This beer is easy drinking; it’s actually deceptively alcoholic at 6.0%. It’s a perfect beach beer, it’s a perfect picnic beer and it’s a perfect warm weather beer because it is so easy on a hot day to sit there, drink and enjoy.”

–Connor Rice, Carrboro Beverage Company


SouthernSeason3_smallOuro Vinho Verde, produced in the Minho region of Portugal, is what many would consider the quintessential summer quaffer. The wine, almost clear in color, has a clean fresh aroma of lemon, lime zest and hints of verbena and limestone – these come through on the palate finish with crisp palate-cleansing acidity and the telltale Vinho Verde spritz on the finish. With the added bonus of low alcohol, you can have a guilt- free second (or third glass) while still maintaining the summer patio party decorum!”

–Elizabeth Cooper, Southern Season



BeerStudy10_smallSun Hands Belgian Summer Golden [from Haw River Farmhouse Ales] is a wonderfully aromatic Belgian golden strong with a bit more hop bite than usual. They brew this one with over a hundred pounds of locally collected wildflower honey from the North Carolina mountains and a blend of punchy American and Southern Hemisphere hops. It’s a clean, bright golden strong ale that finishes medium dry and offers up just the right amount of sticky honey and citrusy hops to celebrate the warm summer months!”

JD Shlick, Beer Study



CHWine1_small“The Spy Valley 2015 Sauvignon Blanc from New Zealand is vibrant and refreshing – great for the spring and summer weather with aromas of stone fruits, lime, orange and honey. Pair it with fresh summer vegetables, salads and seafood.”

Calvin Racine, Chapel Hill Wine Company