Written by Franz Hofer for A Tempest in a Tankard
Warmer days and cool nights. April showers on the horizon. The occasional spring frost following upon a stretch of summer-like days.
Time to lay those warming Russian Stouts and barley wines down to rest for another season.
The quintessential beer for your rites of spring, be they seeding the garden or cleaning the cobwebs out of the grill, is one thatâ€™ll quench your thirst on a sunny afternoon yet stand up to an evening chill. You wonâ€™t go wrong with a hoppy and refreshing American brown ale, and nor would a porter be out of place on a cooler day. For this Saturdayâ€™s six-pack, though, Iâ€™m going to suggest a selection of beers that stays within one (admittedly broad) family, a family of beers that hits all the registers of spring in its arc between winter and summer: wheat beers.
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