Maxim Beer Awards: Ladies Night

Ordering a beer for her? Earn points with something other than Chardonnay for a change.

Ordering a beer for her? Earn points with something other than Chardonnay for a change.

Hoegaarden Brewery, Belgium
Year-round, nationwide
A light,citrusy brew for those who’ve graduated from Blue Moon to proper witbier (that’s Dutch for “white beer”), Hoegaarden is sharp and bubbly, just like your lady friend.

Lindemans Framboise
Brewery Lindemans, Belgium
Year-round, nationwide
She’ll be as drawn to the deep red color of this award-winning Belgian lambic (or fruit beer) as
she is to the flavor: like champagne mixed with raspberry sorbet. It’s a verified panty-peeler!

UFO White
Harpoon Brewery, Boston, MA
Year-round, 26 states
This all-American version of a Belgian-style white ale is a brew you and your girl can both enjoy—sweet without being headache juice, refreshing yet hearty.

Coopers Sparkling Ale
Coopers Brewery, Australia
Year-round, nationwide
Even if your nickname isn’t Crocodile, you’ll seem like a stud from Down Under when you offer your sheila a bottle of this effervescent English Pale Ale with girl-approved notes of citrus and honey.

Avery Ellie’s Brown Ale
Avery Brewing Co.
Boulder, CO

Availability: Year-round, most states
Brown ale might not seem like a go-to for the ladies, but this sweet brew offers hints of chocolate, vanilla, and nuts. Plus, it’s named after the brewer’s late chocolate Lab, who graces the label. Hand her the beer and a Kleenex.

Doggie Style Pale Ale
Flying Dog Brewery
Frederick, MD

Availability: Year-round, nationwide
Of course a beer called “Doggie Style” is “dry-hopped.” And of course your date will love its caramel taste. And of course you’re going to try some dry hopping of your own later. Heel, you animal!

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