We know everyone wants to celebrate the Fourth of July the best way possible so we’re here to point you in the right direction beer-wise. Whether you’re throwing an epic Fourth of July party, or kicking it back for a casual night at the lake house, we’ve got a beer to pump up your patriotism.
This year we selected seven low-ABV beers because we all know that the Fourth is a marathon and not a sprint. There’s something for everyone and you can rest easy knowing your cooler is stocked for every taste preference at the party.
Founders All Day IPA
We believe that everyone should start and end their Fourth of July with a bang! So if you’ll be drinking beers throughout the day, we recommend Founders All Day IPA. All Day has all the hoppy goodness you love in a lighter, less alcoholic beer — making it easy to enjoy from your first hot dog to the finale of the fireworks show. 4.7% ABV; 42 IBUs.
Boulevard American Kolsch
Here we have an Americanized version of a Kolsch-style beer which originally began in Cologne, Germany. The can says everything you need to know about it: crisp, dry, comfort. So sit back, relax in your lawn chair, crack open a Boulevard American Kolsch and enjoy the fireworks with your friends and family. 4.6% ABV; 18 IBUs.
Michelob Ultra is a low calorie, low carb beer that you can enjoy all day. This beer goes great with a barbecue because it’s easy to drink and contains only 95 calories. So don’t worry about holding back from the buffet this Fourth of July, you know you want seconds. 4.2 % ABV; 10 IBUs.
Surly #Merica! is everything you’re looking for in a beer this Fourth of July. It’s a craft pre-Prohibition American lager that’s easy to drink. Plus, the can screams patriotism. #Merica! is perfect for celebrating the country’s birthday on a hot summer day. 5.0% ABV.
Goose Island 312
Inspired by the city of Chicago and densely populated with flavor, Goose Island 312 is crisp, fruity and refreshing making it the perfect beer for a hot summer day. Chicago celebrates the Fourth with fierce crowds who gather at Navy Pier and Millennium Park to enjoy a firework show that never disappoints. So why not grab some 312’s for your cooler to celebrate a true Chicago Fourth of July with a beer that most definitely fits the occasion. 4.2% ABV; 18 IBUs.
Budweiser Freedom Reserve Amber Lager
What a better way to celebrate the Fourth of July than by giving back to the families of our nation’s heroes? This year, Budweiser brewed a special beer with a select group of brewery veterans. Freedom Reserve Red Lager is a limited edition red lager brewed with toasted barley grains for a slightly sweet aroma and smooth finish. For every case purchased of Freedom Reserve, Budweiser is donating $1 to Folds of Honor – a non-profit that provides scholarships to families of fallen or wounded soldiers. Budweiser Freedom Reserve is about as patriotic as you can get. 5.4% ABV.
Bell’s Lager of the Lakes
If you choose to celebrate your Fourth of July from a boat or lake house, Bell’s Lager of the Lakes is for you. Enjoy a day cruising on a boat, floating in the water, or sprawling out in a lawn chair while sipping on a lager that’s as refreshing and crisp as a swim in the Great Lakes. This beer goes down way too easy during a Fourth of July spent out in the sun. 5.0 % ABV.