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99 Bottles of Beer

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We asked the city’s ten top beer sellers — Breukelen Bier Merchants, The Ginger Man, American Beer Distributing Company, New Beer Distributors, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery, Bierkraft, Good Beer, Brouwerij Lane, Whole Foods’ Bowery Beer Room, and Eagle Provisions — to recommend their ten favorite brews of the summer, and to tell us why each one tastes so great. Then, as the song commands, we took one down (a light and refreshing Ruth from Oregon’s Hair of the Dog Brewing Company) and dutifully passed it around. What’s left constitutes the choicest collection of cold ones obtainable in New York right now.

Birrificio Montegioco (Italy)$21.99 for 25 oz. Type: WitbierTasting notes: “This beer has an almost Champagne-like quality that is light and refreshing, with orange, wheat, and coriander flavors. It’s a great accompaniment for a picnic in the park, but break out the wineglasses.” — Renee Esposito, co-owner Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Weihenstephan (Germany)$2.49 for 11.2 oz.Type: HefeweizenTasting notes: “This is a summer classic from the oldest brewery in the world, situated in Freising, Germany. It’s a refreshing, cloudy Weissbier with flavors of banana, clove, and wheat. The smell is as great as the taste.”—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)$2.49 for 12 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “Just the right delicate balance of bready German malt and grassy European hops. A world-class pilsner for hop-heads, and a great companion at any barbecue.”—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
North Coast Brewing Co. (California)$2.79 for 12 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “Clean and crisp, with subtle notes of lemon zest and a subtle hop character. Absolutely thirst-quenching!”—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Brouwerij Contreras (Belgium)$5.29 for 11.2 oz. Type: Belgian Pale AleTasting notes: “The taste is delicate, with a slight citrus character, some honey, and a light spice. This is a complex beer, but it’s highly drinkable at the same time—always a good thing.”—Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Peak Organic Brewing Company (Maine)$2.49 for 12 oz. Type: American Pale Wheat AleTasting notes: “Notes of honey, wheat, and citrus, along with earthy tones. It’s light, with lots of flavor.” —Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Smuttynose Brewing Company (New Hampshire)$2.29 for 12 oz. Type: Belgian Pale AleTasting notes: “Flavors of wheat, coriander, lemongrass, and spices, with semi-grainy malt.” —Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Cisco Brewers (Massachusetts)$2.29 for 12 oz. Type: English Pale AleTasting notes: “Bitter hops and malt up front, followed by a fruity sweetness; the malt and hops are paired nicely. This has a great carbonation level as well.” —Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Brouwerij Boon (Belgium)$14.99 for 25 oz. Type: LambicTasting notes: “Sweet and tart—a fresh cherry flavor, along with subtle hints of raspberries and vanilla oak creeping in. Great with dinner and dessert or a picnic in the park.” —Renee Esposito, co-owner, Breukkelen Bier Merchants
Brouwerij De Troch (Belgium)$19 for 25 oz. Type: Sour Ale Tasting notes: “This is a light, refreshing Belgian beer that mixes two living yeast products to create a unique sour taste. Kombucha tea and a blend of Lambics give it a tart flavor, with a not-so-subtle wild yeast-spice finish.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Unibroue (Canada)$7 for 12 oz. Type: Fruit BeerTasting notes: “This crisp beer has scents and notes of fresh apples.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Almond ’22 (Italy)$13 for 12 oz. Type: Barley WineTasting notes: “A heavier, conditioned beer with spices, honey, and raw cane sugar. Good for sipping, as it has a smoky flavor similar to whiskey.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Brauerei Heller-Trum (Germany)$10 for 17 oz. Type: SmokedTasting notes: “This beer is brewed with Original Smoke malt. The strong scent of smoke makes it a fun summer beer for a beachside campfire or barbecue.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Stoudts Brewing Co. (Pennsylvania)$7 for 12 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “A dry lager with a big hop character and a smooth finish. The refreshing bitterness is perfect for a hot day.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
De Leyerth Brouwerijen (Belgium)$9.50 for 12 oz. Type: Belgian AleTasting notes: “A crisp blond ale with flavors of sweet malts, citrus, and light spice.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Kiuchi Brewery (Japan)$8 for 12 oz. Type: Belgian WitbierTasting notes: “This traditional Belgian-style white includes notes of nutmeg, coriander, and orange peel. Very crisp and refreshing.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Ommegang (New York)$7 for 12 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A semi-sour and hoppy farmhouse ale. This beer is very crisp with a delicate finish.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Brouwerij Van Honsebrouck N.V. (Belgium)$9.50 for 12 oz. Type: Fruit BeerTasting notes: “A fruit beer with a light body and fresh peach aroma and flavors.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Weissbierbrauerei G. Schneider & Sohn (Germany)$9 for 17 oz. Type: HefeweizenTasting notes: “Organic beer with notes of banana and cloves. Refreshing, with a big, fluffy head.” —Lindsay Leviton, manager, The Ginger Man
Meteor (France)$1.59 for 8.45 oz. Type: Pale LagerTasting notes: “Light-bodied, with a honey sweetness.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Avery Brewing Company (Colorado)$1.79 for a 12 oz. Type: Belgian Pale AleTasting notes: “Avery is one of the best breweries in America, hands down. Karma is my favorite of their seasonal beers, a decidedly fruity ale with an intricate body and nose, all driven by a unique Belgian yeast strain. Beautiful copper hue, refreshing and savory all at once.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
Atlantic Brewing Company (Maine)$1.59 for 12 oz. Type: Fruit beerTasting notes: “The original blueberry ale: Any other blueberry beer you have ever tried is trying to emulate this beer, and none are as good. As a person who doesn’t usually enjoy fruit beer, this one is a great exception, with a fantastic aroma. It’s like an English mild ale with blueberries. Mild and malty, but not sweet.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Cottrell Brewing Co. (Connecticut)$1.40 for 12 oz. Type: Pale AleTasting notes: “A medium-bodied, American amber ale that has a great up-front malt taste and a refreshing hop finish. Excellently crafted, and so approachable. Try it with barbecue for a sweet-and-salty combo.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Pennsylvania Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)$2.09 for 12 oz. Type: PilsnerTasting notes: “This was the gold-medal champion for German-style pilsner at the Great American Beer Festival in Denver, the most prestigious beer competition in the nation. Crisp and bitter, dry finish, straw golden in color; it’s appealing to pedestrian and craft-beer drinkers alike. It’s blue-collar Pittsburgh all the way, but crafty!” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Lakefront Brewery (Wisconsin)$1.59 for 12 oz.Type: Extra Special BitterTasting notes: “Pours a brilliant amber with a nice off-white head. Organic Saphir hops lend a citrusy bite to the malty flavor to yield a very refreshing taste. This is one of the few beers in the world brewed using 100 percent certified organic ingredients, including the hops. It’s malty like an IPA but has a far more subdued bitterness.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Pennsylvania Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)$2.09 for 12 oz. Type: HefeweizenTasting notes: “This German-style wheat beer is superior to most of the imports that arrive from the Fatherland. It’s been rated one of the best wheat beers made in the U.S. for years now. Great pronounced clove flavor; hazy, refreshing, and flavorful. This ain’t thin, bland white beer.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company 
Lakefront Brewery (Wisconsin)$1.59 for 12 oz. Type: WitbierTasting notes: “A great, delicate beer for a warm summer day. The nose is yeasty, with a light aroma of fruit and spice. This beer is crisp and refreshing, with the wheat malt supplying a full, somewhat sweet background to the orange and coriander flavor. Spritzy carbonation lifts the sweetness to lend a crisp finish.” —Jay Steinhauer, head of sales, American Beer Distributing Company
Cucapá Brewing Company (Mexico)$2 for 12 oz.; $11 for six-packType: Blonde AleTasting notes: “A great, light beer for summer, with a honey aftertaste.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors  
Goose Island Beer Co. (Illinois)$9.95 for six-packType: KölschTasting notes: “A super-refreshing, easy-to-drink beer.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Avery Brewing Company (Colorado)$2 for 12 oz.; $11 for six-packType: White AleTasting notes: “A refreshing white ale.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Unibroue (Canada)$7 for 25 oz. Type: White AleTasting notes: “A super-light beer.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Grado Plato (Italy)$12 for 16.9 oz. Type: Ale mixed with teaTasting notes: “A light tea aftertaste; great for hot days.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Domaine Familial Louis Dupont (France)$24.95 for 12.7 oz. Type: Ice CiderTasting notes: “It has that apple-cider taste, so it definitely falls to cider lovers, but it’s great for the summer.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Tuatara Brewing Co. (New Zealand)$3.95 for 11.2 oz. Type: PilsnerTasting notes: “A pilsner beer with a bitter finish.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Cascade Brewing (Oregon)$15.75 for 25 oz. Type: Fruit BeerTasting notes: “A whole Bing-and-sour-cherry-pie taste—pretty awesome.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Brooklyn Brewery (New York)$4.25 for 16.9 oz. Type: WeizenbockTasting notes: “A light, creamy, lemon-citrus taste.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Wells & Young’s (England)$5.25 for 16.9 oz. Type: Fruit BeerTasting notes: “A great banana aftertaste.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Moa Brewing Company (New Zealand)$7 for 25 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “Very light and refreshing; a great barbecue beer.” —Hilton Ariel Ruiz, co-owner, New Beer Distributors
Wandering Aengus Ciderworks (Oregon)$8 for 22 oz. Type: CiderTasting notes: “Nicely balanced; not too sweet, dry, or spicy; a refreshing summer cider.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery 
Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark)$8 for 11.2 oz. Type: Danish Ale blended with 10 percent ChardonnayTasting notes: “Flavors of toasty oak, malty sweetness, and hoppy citrus, with a bite. A fun time waiting to happen.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery  
Leelanau Brewing Company (Michigan)$15 for 25.4 oz. Type: Bière de GardeTasting notes: “Sour, puckery, and crisp. This will wake you up from a hot-weather daze.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery  
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Massachusetts)$10 for 22 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A big medley of grains — most notably rye, which has a hoppy bite.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery  
Brasserie Thiriez (France)$15 for 25.4 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Rich, hoppy, and deeply flavorful, but still drinkable.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery  
Nøgne Ø (Norway)$10 for 16.9 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Notes of crystal hops, wheat, and lager malt. A rather light saison; smooth all around. Definitely a thirst quencher.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery   
Nikenjayamochi Kadoya Honten Co. (Japan)$10 for 16.9 oz. Type: Brown AleTasting notes: “A break from the norm: an ale made with roasted brown rice.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
Mahr’s Bräu (Germany)$6 for 16.9 oz. Type: HefeweizenTasting notes: “A fruity wheat beer that uses Saphir hops. Super-tasty — a classic German wheat beer.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery
Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Maryland)$6 for 11.2 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A Belgian saison ale brewed with flowers and herbs. It has a very complex, light body. If you enjoy heavy herbs and floral, spiced brews, give this one a shot.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery 
Kulmbacher Brauerei (Germany)$5 for 16.9 oz. Type: SchwarzbierTasting notes: “For those who want a dark beer in the summertime, here’s an alluring ‘black pilsner.’ It’s light-bodied, with flowery hops and roasted barley, creating a hint of chocolate goodness. Pairs well with barbecue.” —Lauren Canelli, manager, Spuyten Duyvil Grocery  
Professor Fritz Briem (Germany)$9.25 for 16.9 oz. Type: WeissbierTasting notes: “Based on a historical recipe, this is a Weissbier that develops its tart character from a lactic fermentation that occurs before it is brewed.”—Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft 
Brouwerij’t Gaverhopke (Belgium)$5.95 for 11.2 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Light, fruity, and a bit tart, with just a hint of funk. A low-alcohol summer session ale from a Belgian brewery more well known for huge, high-alcohol beers.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
Ithaca Beer Company (New York)$2.95 for 12 oz. Type: WitbierTasting notes: “A creamy and mildly spiced Belgian-style Witbier. In addition to the traditional spices — coriander and orange peel — Ithaca adds a bit of lemon peel to up the citrus ante.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft  
Brauerei Heller (Germany)$6.40 for 16.9 oz. Type: LagerTasting notes: “A golden lager brewed in a brewery primarily known for Rauchbiers, which feature beechwood-smoked malt. This one picks up a bit of the smoke from its neighbors, but is a malty golden lager at heart. Do your wurst.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft  
Huisbrouwerij Sint Canarus (Belgium)$5.75 for 11.2 oz. Type: Dark AleTasting notes: “A collaborative imperial red ale that melds Belgian yeast and candy sugar with big, piney American hops. This is one for days when nothing is making you leave the confines of your AC.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
Captain Lawrence Brewing Co. (New York)$15.50 for 25.5 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A beer style that was traditionally brewed for farm workers in the days when water wasn’t refreshing—it was poison. Spicy and dry, with hints of fruit from American hops.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft  
Private Landbrauerei Schonram (Germany)$6.80 for 16.9 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “The finest Bavarian (or otherwise) pilsner I have ever had — the definition of crisp and impeccably balanced — brewed by an American in Germany, no less.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft  
The Bruery (California)$14.95 for 25.4 oz. Type: TripelTasting notes: “An interesting take on Abbey-style strong golden ales, this one sends the requisite candy-sugar flavor to the bench in favor of rice. The Southeast Asian theme is continued with the addition of Thai basil—fruity up front, with a dry, spicy finish.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
Two Brothers Brewing Company (Illinois)$3.10 for 12 oz. Type: English BitterTasting notes: “A malty, low-alcohol beer that mellows out in an oak foudre. This helps it mellow you out in your apartment.” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
Brouwerij Boon (Belgium)$15.95 for 25.4 oz. Type: GeuzeTasting notes: “One of the best lambics in the world, which means it spends years on oak getting super-sour — like lemonade, only better. Do not confuse this with the syrupy-sweet stuff masquerading as lambic!” —Matt Barclay, cellar manager, Bierkraft
Anderson Valley Brewing Company (California)$2.69 for 12 oz. Type: Cream AleTasting notes: “This tastes like an orange Creamsicle — so refreshing and delicious.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Brauerei Heinrich Reissdorf (Germany)$3.49 for 12 oz. Type: KölschTasting notes: “Fruity nose and bready flavor. It’s light, crisp, and delightful in the heat.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Brooklyn Brewery (New York)$2.09 for 12 oz. Type: Pale AleTasting notes: “Lightly hopped, with a citrus nose. Light-bodied.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Anderson Valley Brewing Company (California)$2.59 for 12 oz. Type: AmberTasting notes: “A bubble-gum, malty, sweet, delicious amber. This is the way an amber is supposed to taste.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Lagunitas Brewing Company (California)$2.29 for 12 oz. Type: Czech PilsnerTasting notes: “A crisp, light, refreshing pilsner that goes perfectly with barbecued meats. The ultimate burger beer.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Shmaltz Brewing Company (California)$2.39 for 12 oz. Type: White LagerTasting notes: “A light, unfiltered lager with hints of fennel, ginger, and orange peel. The light spicing makes this more intriguing than the typical Witbier.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Tröegs Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)$1.99 for 12 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “Light and crisp; a solid hop to it, but not overwhelming.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Lagunitas Brewing Company (California) $2.69 for 12 oz. Type: Pale Wheat AleTasting notes: “A hoppy, pale wheat beer, similar to the Hop Sun but with even more hops.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Full Sail Brewery (Oregon)$1.69 for 11.2 oz. Type: Pale LagerTasting notes: “Light, smooth, lightly carbonated, and low ABV (alcohol by volume), so you can drink all day.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Augustiner-Bräu Wagner (Germany) $2.89 for 11.2 oz. Type: Helles LagerTasting notes: “A crisp, yellow lager with a refreshing finish. Even with close to 6 percent ABV, you can knock these back.” —David Cichowicz, owner, Good Beer NYC
Brouwerij Het Anker (Belgium)$8 for 25 oz. Type: WitbierTasting notes: “A light-bodied, bright-colored wheat ale brewed with curaçao, orange peel, and coriander. A lemony, citrusy aroma with a light spice note. Smooth, with a gentle toasted-cereal finish.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Brauhaus zu Jever (Germany)$3 for 11.2 oz. Type: German PilsnerTasting notes: “Crisp and clean, with mineral notes and a sharp, spicy-hop finish. The perfect beer to pair with seafood or as an apertif.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Le Trou Du Diable (Canada)$35 for 25 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Aged for six months in French oak barrels that previously held botrytised California white wine. Earthy, leathery with notes of peach and vanilla. Tart and refreshing — you can drink it on its own.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Privatbrauerei Gaffel Becker & Co. (Germany)$3 for 11.2 oz. Type: KölschTasting notes: “The perfect combination of a clean, crisp blond lager and fruity ale. It’s perfectly balanced; a crowd-pleaser.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Cigar City Brewing (Florida)$15 for 25 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Tart and slightly funky, with an estery apple, apricot, and guava finish. Great for the wine drinker or fans of fruit beers.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Victory Brewing Company (Pennsylvania)$3 for 12 oz. Type: Blond AleTasting notes: “A floral, grapefruity nose and a zesty orange-peel flavor, with biscuity, crackerlike malt notes.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Brasserie Dupont (Belgium)$15 for 25 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Traditionally brewed to serve to Belgian farm workers, this is the quintessential summer ale. Bone-dry and grassy, with notes of black pepper and lemon peel.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Harviestoun Brewery (Scotland)$9 for 16 oz. Type: English IPATasting notes: “Light-bodied and herbal, with a lemon-curd flavor and a clean, slightly bitter finish.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Gasthaus & Gosebrauerei Bayerischer Bahnhof)$7 for 11.2 oz.Type: GoseTasting notes: “One of the very few traditional German ales that escapes the purity law. It’s brewed with coriander and salt. Effervescent and light, with hints of spice and brine.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
Hanssens Artisanaal (Belgium)$27 for 25 oz. Type: GueuzeTasting notes: “Bracingly tart in both the nose and flavor: barnyard, Granny Smith apple, and haylike flavors. This is that perfect beer to replace your glass of lemonade.” —Erik Olsen, manager, Brouwerij Lane
The Bruery (California)$23.99 for 25 oz. Type: Old AleTasting notes: “Rich, robust caramel notes with an aroma of oak and toffee. Twenty-five percent is aged in bourbon barrels.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Southern Tier Brewing Company (New York)$9.99 for six-packType: Wheat AleTasting notes: “A filtered wheat beer with a golden orange color. It’s slightly tart with a dry finish due to dry-hopping. A hint of lemon, with a mild bitterness in the finish. The perfect beer for doing nothing on a hot day.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Stillwater Artisanal Ales (Maryland) and Mikkeller (Denmark)$10.99 for 25 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A collaboration between Mikkeller and Stillwater Artisanal. It has fruity esters from the farmhouse-yeast strain and is heavily hopped to give it a resinous, piney flavor and an aroma with a dry finish.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room 
Breckenridge Brewery (Colorado)$10.99 for six-packType: PorterTasting notes: “A dark-brown porter with a chocolate-and-roasted-nut flavor and subtle vanilla aroma. Slightly sweet, but with a dry finish. It’s a lighter porter, so it’s a good dark beer for summer months. Perfect for serving with desserts.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Evil Twin Brewing (Denmark)$14.99 for 16 oz. Type: Double IPATasting notes: “A hop-head’s dream, this golden amber IPA has a fresh citrus-pine aroma. Very bitter, but doesn’t linger around after each sip. It has a nice carbonation that hides the 8 percent ABV.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room 
Abita (Louisiana)$3.99 for 22 oz. Type: Imperial PilsnerTasting notes: “Lots of carbonation and a mild malt nuttiness with a dry, grassy hop flavor. The perfect pairing with a salad. For every bottle sold, Abita will donate 75 cents to help clean the Gulf Coast.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Defiant Brewing Company (New York)$9.99 for 25 oz. Type: TripelTasting notes: “A fruity, earthy beer with a citrus aroma and lots of carbonation. It pairs well with grilled meats and fish.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Genesee Brewing Co. (New York)$6.99 for six-packType: White AleTasting notes: “Slightly tart, with hints of coriander and orange peel. Insanely refreshing for hot days.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room  
Pretty Things Beer & Ale Project (Massachusetts)$8.99 for 22 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “A mild grassiness and hints of bitter lemon rind in the finish. Pairs well with salads, grilled meats, and shish kebabs.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Hof Ten Dormaal (Belgium)$5.99 for 12.7 oz. Type: SaisonTasting notes: “Spicy flavor with hits of banana. Slightly tart but finishes dry, with just a touch of funk from the yeast they use. Good carbonation. Pairs well with cheese, pizza, mussels, and potatoes.” —Jeff Wallace, beer-team leader, Whole Foods Market: Bowery Beer Room
Zubr Brewery (Czech Republic)$2.19 for 16.9 oz. Type: LagerTasting notes: “Very refreshing. This beer just arrived in the U.S.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions 
Brasserie Fantôme (Belgium)$16.79 for 25.4 oz.  Type: SaisonTasting notes: “This saison-style fantôme changes every year.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Browar Amber (Poland)$2.39 for 16.9 oz. Type: BockTasting notes: “A unique, dark amber color. The very best from these Polish brewmasters.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Founders Brewing Company (Michigan)$13.09 for four-packType: Fruit BeerTasting notes: “Flavors of fresh cherries; the ultimate balance between tartness and sweetness.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Moskovskaya Pivovarennaya Kompaniya (Russia)$2.09 for 16.9 oz. Type: LagerTasting notes: “Brewed the old-fashioned way, using a 21-day brew cycle and aromatic Saaz hops.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Dogfish Head (Delaware)$10.79 for four-packType: Berliner WeissbierTasting notes: “An unusual flavor; tart and refreshing, with lots of fermented peaches.”—Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Brouwerij Duvel Moortgat (Belgium)$21.99 for 25.4 oz. Type: Belgian IPATasting notes: “The creamiest beer I’ve ever had in my life.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Ithaca Beer Company (New York)$14.49 for six-packType: IPATasting notes: “A clover-honey-hued IPA with a tropical nose.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Two Brothers Brewing Company (Illinois)$13.39 for six-packType: LagerTasting notes: “A German-style Dortmunder with a delicate caramel malt character and a light body.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
Zywiec Breweries (Poland)$1.79 for 16.9 oz. Type: Pale LagerTasting notes: “Crisp and refreshing, with a pine aftertaste. Reminds me of Polish traditions.” —Richard and John Zawisny, owners, Eagle Provisions
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