The Fourth of July weekend is synonymous with barbecues, beer and fireworks—and when it comes to the beer part of that equation, it is the height of the drinking season.
In 2014, the week of the Independence Day holiday ranked as the highest beer-selling period of the year, according to Nielsen.
If you're looking to put a little patriotism into your beer selection this holiday weekend, consider the following suggestions:
Anchor Brewing: The San Francisco-based Anchor first brewed Liberty Ale in 1975 to celebrate the bicentennial of Paul Revere's historic ride. It's considered by many to be the first modern American India Pale Ale (IPA), though it came about before the term IPA was in wide use.
Regardless of whether you consider this an American Pale Ale or India Pale Ale, Liberty Ale still holds its own against its much younger hop-forward challengers, even 40 years after its creation.