Brewery: Deschutes Brewery Beer: Blonde Ale | Beer Advocate Score: 83 Abv: 5%
It was a Sunday afternoon and extremely hot here in the city of brotherly love. The quest was initially for iced coffee and quickly took a turn. It was hot. The streets were packed and the Corner Foodery was calling out to us.
I stood before the refrigerators packed with cold ones and began sweeping through for a new beer to try. Of course there were many I haven't had, but it always seems Deschutes churns out solid beers every season. So I grabbed a Twilight Summer Ale and got cracking.
This baby is seasonal and only out on shelves until September. You have plenty of time to grab some, but know this ain't a beer you can bring to your Halloween party, unfortunately.
This may have been the first time I had a mouth full of Amarillo hops, but let's be honest, I'm not really sure. Either way, it was a curious and distinct flavor that sat on the tongue for awhile. Absolutely delicious and refreshing. As you can see above it poured a nice golden/amber color with a bubbly head. I'd say this would be a perfect camping beer or something to quench the thirst on a hot summers day. And how about that pretty label, eh?