Have I ever had a Bud Light Lime? Sure, I have. I’ve had plenty of shitty beers in my day. But did I like it? I’m not telling. Let’s just say I was super excited to see some craft breweries pick up the lime beer trend. I’m not proud of it, but there’s something about these lime-flavored lagers and ales that hits me right in my inner redneck. I love them by the above ground pool, or tubing down the river, or just out back working on my tan. And now that craft beer has picked up the slack, I don’t have to hide my love. Ain’t no shame in this game.
Here are six lime beers that don’t suck. Because dirty rednecks like me love company.
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Uinta Lime Pilsner
The Utah-based brewery adds actual fresh lime to their malty lager. It won a silver medal over in Australia in the fruit beer category, but whatever. Lime beers aren't about awards.
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Catawba Brewing Ted Light Lime
Take your standard creamy, golden ale and give it a little squeeze of lime: that's Ted Light Lime. It comes in at a super easy drinking 4.5% ABV.
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New Belgium Citradelic Lime
It almost feels like cheating putting this beer on a guilty pleasure list, but it is lime flavored. And it is refreshing as hell. There's also coriander and fresh cracked pepper in there, because New Belgium is fancy like that.
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Dogfish Seaquench Ale
Dogfish Head gets weird here (imagine that), combining a kolsch with a gose and a Berliner Weiss, then brewing in some lime peel and black limes and sour lime juice. It's complex, but really, really good.
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Starr Hill Sublime Citrus Wit
Speaking of thirst quenchers, Starr Hill gives their Belgian wit the "Sprite" treatment by adding lemon and lime zest. It's only vaguely limey, but I dig it.
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Epic Brewing Los Locos
Epic's Los Locos is a Mexican style lager (there's corn in there) with natural lime juice and a bit of sea salt. Naturally, it pairs well with spicy food.