Summer Suds & Salty Snacks
Summer is soon to be sprung! Suddenly, it’s the season for snappy, sunny suds. Suds, you say? That's simply a superannuated name for beer (circa 1904). Salty snacks? Surely, this part is self-explanatory.
Survey some of our super summer beers below, with savory bites to match. And, see our store shelves for supplementary stock of sundry suitable suds. Salut!
Josephsbrau Summer Brew
The Suds: This crisp and simple, ale-lager hybrid is made in the tradition of Cologne, Germany (a.k.a. Kölsch-style) with imported malt and hops. You'll find the straw-yellow color and hoppy yet balanced profile to be a welcome refresher in warmer weather.
- ABV: 4.8%
- IBUs: 25
- Malts: 80% Barley/20% Wheat
- Hops: German Tettnang, Hallertau
The Snack: Everything Pretzel Slims | $2.39 | 8 oz. bag
The Everything seasoning (garlic, onion, sesame seeds, poppy seeds, caraway seeds, salt) on these thin, crisp pretzels is a flavorful contrast to the clean finish of this Kölsch-style beer.
Josephsbrau Summer Brew is currently available in Trader Joe’s stores where beer is sold. The 6-pack of 12 fl. oz. bottles is $6.99 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: CA, AZ: $5.99; DC, IL, MN, MO, NM, OH, OR, TX, VA, WA, WI: $6.49; KY: $7.49. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.
Campanology Brewing Tintinnabulation Pineapple IPA
The Suds: The aromas of fruit salad and hops from this golden-colored India Pale Ale will ring your bell, not to mention its fresh, hoppy flavor that lacks excess bitterness, and delights with just a touch of pineapple.
- ABV: 5.5%
- IBUs: 40
- Malts: 2-Row, White Wheat, Honey, Caramel 10
- Hops: Warrior, Cascade, Simcoe, Mandarina Bavaria
The Snack: Natural Beef Jerky | $5.99 | 4 oz. resealable bag
Pieces of tender, smoky, savory dried meat are the perfect foil for the fragrant hops and ripe-pineapple flavors in this tropical-summer inspired brew.
Tintinnabulation Pineapple IPA is currently available in Trader Joe’s stores where beer is sold. The 22 fl. oz. bottle is $3.49 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: AL: $3.99. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.
Boatswain American India Pale Ale
The Suds: A glass of this Boatswain (say: "BO-sun") presents a rich, amber hue that gives way to an an abundantly hoppy, respectably bitter ale with enough malty flavor to provide a beer-utiful balance.
- ABV: 6.7%
- IBUs: 79
- Malts: 80% Barley/20% Caramel
- Hops: Cascade, Galena
The Snack: Caramel & Cheddar Popcorn Mix | $2.99 | 7 oz. bag
A fifty-fifty fistful of tangy cheddar corn and sweet caramel corn is a can’t-stop-eating snack, further enhanced by the meeting of hops and malt in this bold American I.P.A.
Boatswain American India Pale Ale is currently available in Trader Joe’s stores where beer is sold. The 6-pack of 12 fl. oz. cans is $4.99 plus tax unless otherwise noted here: FL, GA, ID, KY, ME, TN: $5.99; TX: not available. Alcohol availability & price may vary due to state laws, taxes, shipment fees & other such stuff.