Brooklyn Brewery rarely puts its limited-release beers into the year-round rotation, but Bel Air Sour was too good to keep on the bench. It starts with plenty of tart, but it has a fruity mellowing-out to it. This Amarillo dry-hopped, refreshing brew is one you’ll want to have handy as the weather warms.
Typically on tap at Peekskill Brewery, Simple Sour is a good intro to the style. It’s got lemonade-like notes, but the wheat and corn help balance it out. Its low alcohol content makes it a sessionable, chug-worthy local selection.
Blackberry orange, cherry raspberry, passionfruit. Take your pick, because anything Grimm Pop is a hit. They’re brewed with whatever fruit the beers are named after, plus milk sugar and vanilla, to create soda-like, milkshakey deliciousness. Grimm Ales are very limited — as in you might never see certain ones brewed ever again — so if you see it, buy it.