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What to drink on 4th of July

Libations / Spokane /

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It's 4th of July weekend, and 4th of July means you'll drink beer, otherwise the Communists will win. And you could be a traditionalist and drink something like Budweiser, but as it is owned by InBev, it's not American anymore, and thus drinking it would mean you hate America.

You don't hate the America, do you?

Of course you don't, and therefore you should enjoy these fine beverages this holiday weekend:

Big Sky Summer Honey Ale: This is a sweet, golden ale, one that definitely will be a hit should the 4th against all odds be warm-ish. Our serving suggestion: A good chicken salad.

Lagunitas Undercover Investigation Shut-Down Ale: You won't notice the almost 10% ABV under the florally sweetness, so drink carefully. But drink it all the same, as it's really quite good, booziness aside. I'd pair it with a flavorful salmon.

Northern Lights Summer Wheat: Nothing says America like doing it local (just look at Wal-Mart) and this hefe... Well, it's local, and it was pretty good last year. Local! Serve with a nicely seasoned chicken.

Ninkasi Radiant Summer Ale: A citric ale, good for sipping with a cheese plate. (Though not with American Cheese.)

Cap it off with some DOMA coffee, and you'll have yourself a good holiday.