Brewed in the spirit of Belgian Saisons, the farmhouse summer ales of the Flemish countryside, CynicAle is perfect for sunny days of water sports and summer fun. The brassy amber beer has ample carbonation and throws off a fragrant sticky foam that conjures fresh baguettes, orchard fruits and herb butter. On the palate, CynicAle does a remarkable job of delivering flavor and complexity without forgetting to quench thirst and go down easy. Minnesota's Surly Brewing Co. foregoes bottles for their award-winning beers in favor of cooler-friendly pint-sized cans. Canned beer is quickly shedding its down-market image thanks to efforts by earnest brewers to reduce their carbon footprint and protect their perishable product. Lightweight, recyclable cans not only cut shipping costs by a third, but they also do a better job of shielding beer from the twin dangers of oxygen and light. Best of all, cans are welcome in vacation environments where bottles may be banned, such as beaches and campgrounds.
Price: $2 (16 oz.)