What makes a great craft summer beer? It has to quench your thirst, not have too much alcohol and — probably the most important thing —  taste great.

Here are a few craft beers that fit into these categories. There isn't a better feeling than drinking a great local beer after being hot and thirsty.

You can call them lake beers, lawn mowing beers, crushable beers... The beer you choose can also make an impact on your memories of the holiday, the vacation, the reunion.

Taste, smell, not sure about touch, but maybe, all effect into your memories of what your adventure was like. So it is important to make good choices. In more ways than one.

Tom Gilbert