Flip flops, late nights and water fights, summer has officially begun! There’s nothing better than a frosty beer to cure those summertime blues. Lightning 100’s Summer Sips will guide you through the best brews to cool down your summer days. Tune in each weekday at 6:30 a.m. and 6:30 p.m. from July 1 through July 12 as Jayson and Matt Leff from Rhizome Productions taste and discuss this summer’s must-try beers!

Lightning 100’s Summer Sips is brewed up by Lipman Brothers, Rhizome Productions and Lightning 100.  Enjoying Summer Sips? Check out our Holiday Hops and Brews In Bloom series.


Recent Episodes

Summer Sips Episode 10: Kronenbourg 1664 Blanc

Just in time for Bastille Day, Jayson and Matt from Rhizome Productions are saying bonjour to one last beer, before saying au revoir to the Summer Sips series! On the finale, the guys are capping off ten great beers with a twist on the classic from Kronenbourg. A French blanc beer, the Kronenboug 1664 Blanc is a wheat beer with citrusy notes of orange and just a touch of toasted coriander spice. If you're farmiliar with the classic Kronenbourg 1664 pilsner, this summery take on the globally loved brew is a great one to try! True to the French style, this is best enjoyed ice cold in the company of...

Summer Sips Episode 9: Braxton Brewing Company Summertrip

As the series is getting close to its end, Jayson and Matt from Rhizome Productions are keeping the great seasonal brews coming. Braxton Brewing Company is serving up something perfectly summer, scientifically designed for a scorching summer in Middle Tennessee! Plus, a fruity flavor the guys haven't encountered yet this summer. Braxton Brewing Company's Summertrip is sure to be a crowd pleaser this summer. A german style sour (similar to a gose but with none of the saltiness) it's a tart wheat ale with the great addition of real passionfruit! A little sweet and a little tart, it is definitely crisp, clean and refreshing. With just a hint of wheat,...

Summer Sips Episode 8: Terrapin Beer Company Watermelon Gose

Back again for the next episode of Summer Sips, Jayson and Matt from Rhizome Productions have a new brew to get you through the dog days of this Nashville summer! Terrapin Beer Company is not new to the Lightning 100 seasonal beer specials, but they have absolutely nailed it with this one. Terrapin Beer Company's Watermelon Gose is a summer special that is perfect for a hot day. Remniscent of the star of the first episode of Summer Sips. This fruity favorite packs all the sweet, salty, and sour goodness of a whole watermelon into one can! Goes great with seafood or can be tossed in a backpack to take...
NOLA Brewing Tangerine Wheat

Summer Sips Episode 7: NOLA Brewing Tangerine Wheat

We're headed to New Orleans on this episode of Summer Sips. NOLA Brewing's Tangerine Wheat is not your average citrus beer. Crisp, clear, clean and full of real tangerine, the American wheat ale is one just one way NOLA natives try to beat the swampy heat. Listen below as the guys dish out flavor profiles, traveling suggestions and seafood advice. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bw2kRQeg8sD/

Summer Sips Episode 6: Left Hand Brewing Company Flamingo Dreams Nitro

Today, the guys taste Left Hand Brewing Company's Flamingo Dreams Nitro, a real treat for raspberry-loving Jayson. Canned with nitrous oxide instead of carbon dioxide, this beer has a smoother and creamier head than your typical stout. Heavy on the raspberry but with a hint of black currant, Flaming Dreams Nitro is a great balance of sweet and tart, straight out of Colorado! Hear the complete episode below. https://www.instagram.com/p/BzL1Y1nldGi/

Summer Sips Episode 5: Moosehead Grapefruit Radler

This week, Matt and Jayson sample Moosehead Breweries' Grapefruit Radler. Super sweet and packed with 15% real grapefruit juice, this radler is sure to please fans of fruity beer. The 4% ABV makes it an ideal crushable beer, great for summer sipping or mixing with liquor. Hear the full interview below. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bwr0ZjNFgop/

Summer Sips Episode 4: Stone Brewing Enjoy

Today's patriotic edition of Summer Sips features Stone Brewing Company's Enjoy By 07.04.19. California's Stone Brewing brews a series of "drink by date" IPAs, but the hazy, unfiltered Enjoy By 07.04.19 IPA might be the best! With tropical notes of peach and mild hops, this beer is here for a good time, not a long time! https://www.instagram.com/p/BzEDCAkJRI_/

Summer Sips Episode 3: Cigar City Brewing After-Sesh Ale

Today, Matt and Jayson taste Cigar City Brewing's After-Sesh Ale. Cigar City partnered with Skatepark of Tampa to create this crisp beer with hints of lime, orange and salt. With a relatively low ABV, this is the perfect summertime brew. It brings the beach to you with a little bit of Florida sunshine in each can! A portion of After-Sesh Ale's sales benefit Boards for Bros, a nonprofit dedicated to rebuilding and distributing skateboarding equipment to underserved youth in Tampa, Floria. Not that you need an excuse to drink good beer, but now you can support a good cause while you're at it. https://www.instagram.com/p/Bxc3XRgFhjn/

Summer Sips Episode 2: Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co. Kentucky Tequila Barrel Wheat

On episode two of Summer Sips, we're sampling Lexington Brewing & Distilling Co.'s Kentucky Tequila Barrel Wheat. Brewed in Kentucky with fresh lime and aged in tequila barrels, this American wheat offers notes of key lime, agave and oak. It's light taste pairs well with sun, sand and any body of water, but be careful, there's a hidden sweetness and high ABV (7.5%)! Give it a try and let us know what you think! https://www.instagram.com/p/BxIQG-PlW54/

Summer Sips Episode 1: Yazoo Summer Seasonal Gose

It is officially summertime! As we're gearing up for Fourth of July celebrations, Jayson and Matt Leff from Rhizome Productions are here for the first episode of our Summer Sips series, brewed up by Lipman Brothers and Rhizome Productions. Today, we're tasting Yazoo's Summer Seasonal Gose! This local brew is perfect for any summertime plans from porch hangs to boat days. It's a German style gose featuring crisp, citrusy tastes that are a little sweet, salty and sour. If Matt gets his way, hopefully we'll see it canned like our other Yazoo favorites. Only time will tell as Yazoo Brewing Company recently closed their Gulch location to upgrade to a larger...