Three Summer Beers from Local Breweries

August is Virginia Craft Beer Month, and what better way to celebrate than to grab a frosty mug and raise it in a cheer?

We asked local hopheads in the Hampton Roads Beer Forum on Facebook their recommendations for these dog days of summer, and here are some findings:

Smartmouth’s Safety Dance Pilsner says summer. It’s a light, crisp pilsner with a low-ABV so you can drink a ton of them.” —George Culver, Virginia Beach

O’Connor’s El Guapo. The agave gives it a special kick which other IPAs don’t have. It’s a bit high in ABV (Alcohol By Volume), but nothing says ‘The weekend is here’ on a Friday afternoon as an El Guapo. One of the best IPAs I’ve had.” —Michael Shaw, Norfolk

Lucky Charms by Strangeways. I could drink it by the gallon, especially on a hot day. It’s a light hefeweizen with a marshmallow-flavored syrup that makes it taste just like the cereal of the same name.” —Nic Stacy, Virginia Beach

Next: Here's a roundup of pumpkin beers.

For later: Here are three spring beers to try.

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