The temps are rising and the days are getting longer. Time to start planning your first summer beach day. Narragansett’s Ultimate Summer Guide makes it easy. It covers everything from packing the perfect cooler to scoping the best spot on the beach to shucking oysters like a pro. These tips are the key to having a true Rhody summer.

The most important part of any beach day? A stocked cooler. We recommend including the following:

image002Del’s Shandy (4.7% ABV)
Combining two Rhode Island favorites, Del’s Shandy is the ultimate summertime refresher. Del’s provides an effervescent, citrus blast from the tart all natural lemon juice concentrate of the iconic Del’s Lemonade backed by just enough sweet malt to keep it from becoming too sour. Just the drink you’re looking to sip on for those hot days when you call in “sick” to the office.

image004Town Beach IPA (4.7% ABV)
This brew is a supremely drinkable IPA that packs a light citrus kick, so you can throw a few back throughout the day. Blended with Two-Row, Carapils, Caramel 20 and White Wheat malts, and Citra hops, they give it a slight fruitiness before it’s dry-hopped again with Citra hops at the finish to deliver the aromas of passion fruit and grapefruit.

image006Summertime Citra Ale (4.2% ABV)
Brewed in Rhode Island for the first time ever at Narragansett Brewery at The Guild, Summertime Citra Ale has a smooth Pale malt flavor balanced out perfectly by the crisp Citra hop bitterness. This light, thirst-quenching Blonde Ale is great for the beach, boat, backyard patio or baseball game. (Limited availability in SE New England).

625_GANS_3Dcraig_R1Narragansett Lager “Clam Can” (5% ABV)
Since 1890, ‘Gansett’s Lager has been a year-around staple, but every summer it receives a makeover when the annual “clam cans” hit shelves. As the self-proclaimed Official Beer of the Clam, this can showcases our signature recipe for a traditional New England clam bake, so the perfect summer meal is just a lager away.

image010America’s Cup Bermuda Style Pilsner (5% ABV)
Each year, the world’s best sailors race for the oldest trophy in International Sports — America’s Cup. This easy-drinking Pilsner honors the historic sailing tradition and Rhode Island’s longstanding ties with the iconic race. It’s a craft Pilsner brewed with Two Row and Carapils malts and German Hallertau hops for refreshment like you’d get on a Caribbean beach from a green bottle beer. This is the perfect brew for a relaxing day on the water.

image012Clam Shack Summer Variety Pack
Can’t decide which beer you like best? ‘Gansett has four summer beers (Del’s Shandy, Summertime Citra Ale, Lager, Town Beach IPA) packaged up into one variety pack, making it as easy as ever to crack open a Rhody summer.

Now that you know what a perfect cooler of beer looks like, check out The ‘Gansett Guide to Summer at for more on how to summer like a true Rhode Islander. And, for the sand-averse land lubbers looking to crack open a ‘Gansett while bellying up to the bar, Narragansett put together a whole summers’ worth of events around the country. Head on over to the new “Neighborhood Watch” page to see the events happening in your ‘hood.

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