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The last call for local summer beers in Columbus

Be sure to grab a can of these beers brewed in Columbus, Ohio that were released in summer 2023 before other seasonal options hit the shelves.

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Find sour beers and ales at Antiques on High in the Brewery District. | Photo via @antiquesonhigh

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Closing time — one last call for alcohol, so finish your locally brewed beer. That’s how the song goes, right?

Summer isn’t quite over, but the days are dwindling. In honor of that, we want to highlight local options that are worth cracking open one more time before summer turns into fall. Consider this your local summer six pack.

Antiques on High Hula Girl

  • Sour blonde ale aged with pineapple
  • 5.5% ABV
  • Best consumed: On a beach

You may need to travel 30 minutes to Delaware State Park to find a beach, but luckily AOH offers Hula Girl in four-packs to-go.

Combustion Brewing Sir Veza

  • Mexican lager
  • 4.5% ABV
  • Best consumed: With a lime wedge

Replace those nationally brewed Mexican lagers in your fridge with a local option that tastes better and never look back.

Columbus Brewing Company Margarita Playa

  • Tart ale with lime and salt
  • 4.6% ABV
  • Best consumed: On a pool floatie

It can be a messy adventure making margs, and that’s why CBC is taking out the hassle with a tropical ale that will mentally transport you poolside.

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Float away the last days of summer with this beer from CBC. | Photo via @columbusbrewingcompany

Nocterra Brewing Sun Scream

  • American pale wheat beer
  • 5% ABV
  • Best consumed: In a hammock

It could be argued that all beers are designed to be enjoyed in a hammock, but this outdoorsy brewery hangs above the competition in our book.

North High Brewing Best Mate

  • New Zealand pilsner
  • 5% ABV
  • Best consumed: While catching up with a friend

Just like summer, this crisp beer is only available from June-August, and it features notes of lemon and other tropical fruits.

Wolf’s Ridge Brewing Tangerine Tide

  • Hazy IPA with citrus
  • 4.6% ABV
  • Best consumed: On a colorful lawn chair

This light and refreshing brew from WFB gives the best of both worlds — an easy drinking beer that still packs that IPA punch.

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