Spring is finally here and we’re gearing up to celebrate the most important women in our lives — our wonderful moms. With Mother’s Day just around the corner, we decided to actually start planning ahead (for once!) to give our moms the best day yet. Between abundant sunshine, sensational spring weather, and the fact that this holiday falls on a Sunday, planning has never been easier.
But some moms are harder to plan for than others. While it’s easy enough to find a wine to drink with your mother on Mother’s Day, what if your mother isn’t that basic? What if your mom is a beer lover? Or what if you’re a beer lover? We’ve rounded up seven of the best beers to drink on Mother’s Day. No matter what type of drink your mom loves, there’s a brew on this list for everybody.
The Scupper – Cape May Brewing Company
Cape May’s tart saison exudes bright flavors of honey, lemongrass, and citrus, ideal for outdoor sipping. Dry, complex, and full of tingling acidity, saisons are a great choice for Mother’s Day. These farmhouse ales were brewed in winter for summer consumption. They are generally hazy, high in carbonation, and often slightly sour, perfect for warm spring weather.
This Flander’s Red Ale pours a lovely ruby brown color, topped with a light pink fizzy foam. Aromas of cherry and bread carry over to the palate and mesh with flavors of dark cherry. A perfect balance between fruit-forwardness and tart acidity.
California Kölsch – Ballast Point Brewing Company
This carefully crafted Pale Ale is made in the style of the famous brews of Cologne, Germany. In fact, German hops are used in the process to mimic the aromas, with light fruitiness and a crisp, clean finish. Perfect for lovers of lighter beers looking for a bit more
Orange Blossom Cream Ale – Buffalo Bill’s Brewery
This light ale is brewed with sweet orange peels, orange blossom extract, and honey, creating a deliciously balanced brew. Light floral aromatics and tangy citrus make it clear that this beer was made for springtime consumption.
Ramstein Blonde Wheat Beer – High Point Brewing Company
This traditional, German-style Hefeweizen pours a hazy golden color, with dominant aromas of banana and light spice. Malty, smooth, and produced with German Noble hops, this brew is classic and refreshing. Great for sipping alongside brunch dishes.
Ruination Double IPA 2.0 – Stone Brewing
Stone Ruination was the OG of Double IPAs. It was the first West Coast double IPA brewed year-round. Dry hopping and hop bursting add a huge punch of piney citrus on the nose with a palate equally citrus-forward. For 8.5 percent ABV, the beer isn’t overwhelmingly heavy. For mothers and their children who really love hoppy beer, this one’s for you.
Hell or High Watermelon Wheat Beer – 21st Amendment Brewery
Because really, who doesn’t want watermelon EVERYTHING as soon as the weather starts to warm up? This mouthwatering fruit beer is always a crowd pleaser, with strong watermelon aromas and flavors dominating the palate plus a hint of grain. It still tastes like beer, yet with a funky, fruit-forward twist.
Chocolate Stout – Rogue Ales
This American stout clocks in at a relatively low 5.8 percent ABV, making it a great choice for warmer weather sipping. Aromas of chocolate and smokey marshmallows transition into a palate of bitter chocolate and freshly brewed coffee. The perfect end to an afternoon meal!