When you're looking for something to cool you down, don't forget summer seasonal brews you can only find for a few months every year. Anderson Valley makes one of the only cream ales that is also a summer seasonal. Summer Solstice varies remarkably from most of the cream ales in its aggresive use of darker roasted barley. A brilliant copper color in the body and a darker head also show some color from the malt. Slightly sweet but very malty, this brew has an unconventional taste. It helps that the brewers didn't go crazy on the hop additions, or this one would be really out there. With its light adjunct flavor and pleasant spiciness, this cream ale pushes the limits and comes up big.