When summer approaches, craft brewers think fruity and crisp.
No surprise, then, that this year's batches highlight citrus, watermelon and the lightness of wheat beers. It's easy to imagine them sitting alongside a sunbather on a towel or stowed away inside a picnic basket.
And while it may be early in the year to ponder three digit-temperatures, bright, summery brews are already hitting the market and selling briskly.
Here, then, are six beers made in New York seemingly crafted for coolers and taking on seaside vacations.
Southern Tier's Hop Sun
Coney Island Tunnel Of Love Watermelon Wheat