Seasonal beer

Sample four tasty summer brews.

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  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    Bier International

    Brasseurs Duyck Jenlain Printemps Biere de Mars
    Where to find it: Bier International, 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave) between 113th and 114th Sts (212-280-0944). $7.
    Why it's good: The French brewery uses a traditional method to craft this drink: The beer is brewed in December, but the kegs aren't opened until spring. The result is a sparkling bire de mars that's excellent in warm weather.
    When it's gone: Early September

  • Photograph: Lindsay Maclean Taylor

    Kelso Carroll Gardens Wit
    Where to find it: MexiQ Kitchen & Draught, 37-11 30th Ave between 37th St and 38th Sts, Astoria, Queens (718-626-0333). $7.
    Why it's good: This crisp wheat beer, flavored with chamomile, coriander and dried orange peel, was invented cooperatively by the team at Kelso's Clinton Hill brewery. It's among a handful of beers for which all profits are shared equally among the staff.
    When it's gone: End of August

  • Photograph: Virginia Rollison

    21st Ammendment Hell or High Watermelon at Earl's

    21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon
    Where to find it: Earl's Beer and Cheese, 1259 Park Ave between 97th and 98th Sts (212-289-1581). $5.
    Why it's good: Two summer staples---cold beer and sweet watermelon---are combined in the San Francisco brewery's quaff. Fresh pulp from the pink melon is used in the brewing process, giving the otherwise dry wheat beer a nonintrusive fruity kick.
    When it's gone: End of August

  • Photograph: Wolfgang Lian

    Brooklyn High Line Elevated Wheat
    Where to find it: The Lot on Tap, W 30th St at Tenth Ave (thehighline.org). $7.
    Why it's good: Locally sourced wildflower honey enhances this wheat beer, which the Brooklyn Brewery created expressly for the Lot on Tap. (The wheat used in the beer also comes from upstate New York.) The drink is sweet without being cloying.
    When it's gone: End of September

Photograph: Virginia Rollison

Bier International

Brasseurs Duyck Jenlain Printemps Biere de Mars
Where to find it: Bier International, 2099 Frederick Douglass Blvd (Eighth Ave) between 113th and 114th Sts (212-280-0944). $7.
Why it's good: The French brewery uses a traditional method to craft this drink: The beer is brewed in December, but the kegs aren't opened until spring. The result is a sparkling bire de mars that's excellent in warm weather.
When it's gone: Early September

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