One of our biggest drinking holidays, the 4th of July, has come and gone, but here at PadillaCRT we like to maintain our rotation of booze, whether it’s brews, bourbon, or fantastic bottles of wine.
These days, with summer in full swing and the humidity to show for it, I stick to refreshing, light beverages that pair perfectly with sunny days and warm nights. Besides the usual dry rosés or Sauvignon Blancs, I keep it interesting with a variety of beers from different breweries around the country. At a recent happy hour, I tried The Plunge from Coney Island Brewing Company and was instantly smitten with its hazy golden color and lively taste. Other beers in my recent rotation have been Whale’s Tale Pale Ale and the Alphabet City Easy Blonde Ale (promiscuous name notwithstanding).
My colleagues at PadillaCRT have a wide breadth of knowledge when it comes to alcohol, so I asked around to see what their boozy rosters looked like in part two of “What Are We Drinking?” (Still thirsty after reading this post? Check out part one.)
Melissa Martinez, Account Executive
My usual favorite wine for summer is Long Island Wolffer Estate’s rosé. 2014 was a great year for Long Island, and this is the best vintage I have tasted yet. And because I have convinced myself that IPAs are old news, I am currently loving the Fleur de Houblon Belgium Pale Ale from Ommegang. It’s full of floral notes and evocative of summer!
Nicole Fischer, Senior Account Executive
I had a really great beer this weekend up in Connecticut. It’s called a Honey Spot Road – Two Roads Brewing Co. White IPA. Perfect for a weekend vacation on the beach.
Mariam Quadri, Account Executive
I’m usually a beer drinker but this past weekend I was really into orange crushes. They are a staple in the beach towns. The bartender uses a freshly squeezed orange in the drink.
Rachel McPherson, Account Executive
My favorite summer beer is Bell’s Oberon Ale. There’s a sun on it!
Megan Brown, Rockstar Intern
I’m really into IPAs right now – I just discovered Coney Island Brewing Company and tried the Overpass IPA. It’s really strong. At first a little too much but then you realize what a great flavor it has.
Tameka Davis, Account Executive
Right now, I’m drinking Saison beer, cider, sangria, and of course rose!