Looking for the best summer beers to drink in the park or at home? Check out our favourite winter beers, sour beers, British beers, lagers, IPAs beers and our guide to craft beers here. For cocktail lovers, we also have our best beer cocktails. Are you the designated driver? You can still enjoy beers this summer with our round-up of non-alcoholic beers. Now discover our best picnic food ideas to enjoy with your beer.


Summer beers to try

Vault City Triple Fruited Mango Sour Beer, £3.50/440ml, Tesco

A fresh, juicy sour, crammed with mango flavours and aromas, gentle tanginess and a slightly saline edge.

A can and a full glass of Vault triple fruited mango sour beer

Bruha East Anglia Lager, £25/12 pack, bruhabrewing.co.uk

A pilsener-style lager from East Anglia using Amarillo and Cascade hops, this is winningly crisp and chuggable. A great everyday beer.

A can of Bruha lager

Sober Brummie, £2.50/330ml, birminghambrewingcompany.co.uk

We were really impressed with this award-winning 0.5% pale ale. Triple hopped, it's absolutely rammed with bold citrus and piney flavours that makes for one of the best non-alcoholic beers we've tried.

A glass and can of Sober Brummie pale ale with other cans of beer in the background

People’s Captain Legend APA, £20.99/6 pack, peoplescaptain.co.uk

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A classic American pale ale with a piney, citrus kick, this is great served with spicy summery food like tacos or kebabs. A percentage of each beer sold also goes to the People's Captain Foundation to support mental health initiatives.

A can of People's Captain Legend

Beavertown Space-Born Lo-Cal Hazy Pale, £2.25/330ml, beavertownbrewery.co.uk

Lower-calorie beers are often bland lager-type affairs so this juicy, fruit-packed hazy is a welcome lighter addition to summertime drinking. A perfect BBQ partner.

A can of Beavertown Space-born

Fourpure Citrus Session IPA, £2/330ml, fourpure.com

Fourpure’s whole range has undergone a summer makeover. This crisp, refeshing IPA (previously known as Easy Peeler) packs in the citrus fruit for a light and lovely thirst-quencher.

A can of FourPure Citrus Session IPA

Signature Brew C-Sharp Sicilian Lemon & Citra Sour, £3.15/330ml, signaturebrew.co.uk

A slightly hazy, beautifully crisp sour that doesn’t tip over into mouth-puckering, C-Sharp Sicilian Lemon & Citra Sour balances the lower acidity and perfume of Sicilian lemons with crisp Citra hops. A perfect intro to the sour style, this is a tart summer refresher. Check out more sour beers to try.


Siren Lumina Session IPA, £2.10/330ml, sirencraftbrew.com

All summery tropical hoppiness, this winningly accessible IPA has a beautifully soft mouthfeel thanks to the addition of oats in the beer.


Jubel Beer Cut With Elderflower, £2.10/330ml, Waitrose


This crisp bottle, cut with gently sweet (not cloying) elderflower, has delicate floral notes that make it surprisingly complex.



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Hannah GuinnessSenior sub editor and drinks writer

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