9. Gritty McDuff’s Vacationland Summer Ale

The thing I like most about Gritty’s is the beer from the bottle tastes almost exactly as it does in the brew pub. Maybe it is because it is local and the beer is fresh even at the local supermarket. Their summer ale is typical of many other summer ales, light refreshing and easy to drink. Not my favorite summer ale and not even my favorite Gritty’s style but still a very solid beer for your summer enjoyment. The photo makes it look like it has a lot of carbonation but that was simply a bad pour on my part.
Pros: Easy to drink, light and refreshing
Cons: Slight after taste
Alcohol Content: 4.9%
Calories: ???
IBU (Bitterness): 22
Rating: ★★★☆☆
Brewers Website: Gritty McDuff’s
Brewers Description:You can’t put summer in a bottle, but we may have come close! When the weather gets warm we roll out our summer seasonal, Vacationland Summer Ale. Vacationland is an Extra Special Golden Ale that’s light in color but full-bodied, with a snappy hop finish. A bit of extra time in the conditioning tank rounds out and mellows the ale. We use generous portions of pale malt with just a touch of wheat malt to give VSA unique flavor that?s richer than most summer brews. Cascade leaf hops add a delicate and forward hop character as well. It’s the perfect brew for all things summer. Available April-August on draft, in 6 and 12-packs, 22 oz bottles and 5-liter mini-kegs.

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