AMERICAN BLONDE ALE
This summer quencher is a low-alcohol figure-friendly beer that weighs in at only 114 calories and 4 per cent ABV, making it an alternative to traditional 'light' beers. Rest assured, you won't give up flavor with the calories. Citrus rind on the nose with a healthy dose of hops on the palate due to additions of Cascade, Styrian Golden and Willamette hops and a hint of Kaffir lime leaf give this beer a complexity that's both citrusy and refreshing. Skinny Dip will pair well with a number of cheeses due to its mild ways, and seared sea scallops will also work well. Beer bonus: New Belgium Brewery, the third-largest craft brewery in the U.S., is an employee-owned company that is decidedly green; it captures methane from a wastewater plant, producing fifteen per cent of its electricity needs and purchases all of its additional energy from renewable sources.
Price: $1.59 (12 oz.)