fort george quick witSometimes the best way to put spring behind you is to can its cloudiness and drink it all away with a beer that’s both symbolically and unapologetically summery.

To wit, the folks at Astoria’s Fort George Brewery have brewed up and canned an intentionally cloudy summer beer they’re calling Quick Wit, a Belgian-style wheaty white ale brewed coriander, lemongrass and elderflower.

So even if the skies remain cloudy for (fingers crossed) just a short time longer, this beer will taste like the summer we’ve been promised.

Measuring low on the IBU scale and with an ABV of just 5.2 percent, the Quick Wit is neither too bitter, nor too strong, making it a both a good session ale and a good beer to pair with all things summery, like barbecued meats. And, as is their practice, Fort George packages and send us the Wit in generous 16-ounce cans.

Drinking one, the brewers say, will make you smarter—it was almost named, they joke, “Dim” and “Half.” And while that’s almost certainly untrue, drinking one will help you outsmart our collective lingering and cloudy spring.

Stop by and try some “summer in a can,” and outfox the clouds by drinking them all up.

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