I definitely drink my fair share of high ABV beers. But sometimes - especially in the warmer months, which will be here oh-so soon - I like to sip on the lighter stuff. I've been a fan of many of Ballast Point's beers for quite some time now, but my current favorite canned beer of their's is definitely the Mango Even Keel.
What: Mango Even Keel by Ballast Point, San Diego and Temecula, CA
Style: Session IPA
Tasting Notes: Super light, super easy to drink, and super full of mango flavor - without being overly artificial or too sweet. The juicy mango complements the floral, almost spicy hops well, making this one crushable and tasty IPA.
Pairing Suggestion: Cornhole in the backyard with the grill going! Seriously: this is the perfect outdoor-playing-yard-games-and-grilling brew. But, if you must have a food pairing, a delicate fish (and/or fish tacos) would be delightful, as would a soft, stinky cheese (Ballast Point even recommends Stilton, but a blue or Gorgonzola cheese would also be divine).
Where Can I Find It? Many places! Mango Even Keel is a year-round beer, so it is widely available.
What's your favorite warm-weather beer?