Whether you’re soaking up the sun at the beach, chilling by the lake, or barbecuing in your own backyard, no summer day is complete without an ice-cold beverage.
No, we’re not talking about the canned beer you’ve been drinking for years. This season we’re stocking our fridges with the most delicious refreshers that are flying off store shelves.
The popularity of hard seltzers is on the rise due to two main factors: people are trying to be more health conscious and they want their favorite wine or cocktail in a form as portable as beer. These light and refreshing beverages come in at around 100 calories (less than beer) but with the alcohol equivalent of your favorite brew. Several popular companies use malt or a distilled sugar base to appeal to drinkers looking to cut calories, not summer fun.
Attention, this fermented tea may replace your beloved beer. Hard kombucha will make getting tipsy somewhat healthy this summer with its gut healthy bacteria. In comparison to beer or cider, hard kombucha is lower in calories and sugar as well as gluten-free. Brands like Juneshine have even opened tasting rooms solely for hard kombucha. Try one of our go-to brands and you’ll be hooked all summer long.
A step above your cherished boxed wine from the college days lies canned wine. This trendy new beverage is easy to carry and the perfect addition to any cooler at this summer’s barbecue. Red, Whites and Rosés are all now available in a can and the only thing we’re left wondering is why someone didn’t think of this sooner?Favorite Brands: Babe Rosé, Bev, Cupcake Vineyards, Yes Way Rosé.