Colorado is home to some of the most exciting craft brewing in the country and Titan I.P.A. from Great Divide is Denver's hometown hero. This refreshing take on the I.P.A. style manages to deliver ample flavor without weighing you down, no mean feat considering its generous 7.1 percent ABV. The crystal-clear amber beer glows ginger-gold and its hoppy, green scent alone can help beat the heat, as brisk and leafy as a mountain hike though shady woods. On the palate, assertive malts start out mildly sweet and nutty, but dry out nicely as hop bitterness joins in the race to the finish. This beer is a perfect partner for protein-rich foods after an active day in the great outdoors.
Price: $2 (12 oz.)