The last time this happened, I wasn't prepared! When I saw the 20% off canned beer signs in the store my eyes widened and I grabbed a splattering of six packs so I could try as many summer brews as possible! Perfect time to fill the cooler for 4th of July!

It's a One Day Beer Sale at Whole Foods Market! On Friday, July 1st every canned beer in the store is 20% off! That includes singles, six packs and their popular "mix a six" option that allows you to build your own six pack! So make your list and head to Whole Foods to stock up on those 4th of July Essentials!

Not sure what to pick up? Here's my top 3 summer brew recommendations!

  • Anderson Valley Summer Solstice

    Described as slightly sweet, malty session beer with a creamy mouth feel by it's brewers, this is my absolute favorite summer beers. We met on the Old Chicago summer mini-tour years ago and the day I actually found the cans in the store I pretty much lost my mind! Wondering what to drink it with? Anderson Valley recommends pairing this "cream soda for adults" with sweet potato fries, BBQ chicken, ginger beef kabobs or s'mores!

  • 21st Amendment Hell or High Watermelon

    Wheat beer meet watermelon.  Watermelon meet wheat beer. There are few beers you can sip on poolside that are more refreshing than Hell or High Watermelon.  If you want something crisp but not overpoweringly fruity/sweet this is a great option for a summer brew.  Experts recommend pairing this one with veggies, a summer salad, grilled chicken pork and light body cheeses.

  • Leinenkugel's Ginger Shandy

    This is a new addition to my summer favorites list! Unless you pour it out of the can, you would never know it's actually a dark wheat beer. When you crack it open, it smells like a ginger ale and that's what you get from this beer.  Huge ginger flavor with a subtle hint of citrus.  It's not super carbonated so it doesn't leave you feeling too full to jump in the pool or lake!