DULUTH – Area breweries and cideries sure have easy summer drinking on the mind. Every new offering this week is geared toward cooling you down and keeping it light. Good thing, because the weekend looks to be a scorcher. See you at the beach.

Glamping

Ursa Minor Brewing

Ursa's latest fruited wheat beer drinks like a shandy with subtle fresh-squeezed lemonade and orange flavors. Summer in a glass, they say.

Details: Get it on tap or in crowlers at the taproom.

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WyrmWood Lager

Castle Danger Brewery

Castle Danger's first Mexican lager gives you a "punch of tequila and oak aromas," the brewery says. Part of the brewery's Small Batch Wednesdays pilot program, it's a limited release.

Details: Get it at the Two Harbors taproom.

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Hey Day

Wild State Cider

The cidery now has two versions of sparkling wine, a rose and a sauvignon blanc. Called Hey Day, the wines are made from grapes grown in Washington. The rose is light and crisp and the sauv blanc bright and zesty, and a single can gets ya two glasses.

Details: Get it at the taproom and in stores.

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Daisy Chain

Duluth Cider

This is Duluth Cider's new semi-dry, made with chamomile and Citra hops. Another good summer sipper.

Details: Get it at the taproom.

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These offerings from previous weeks may still be available.

Smashing! and The Robust Porter

Bent Paddle Brewing Co.

Bent Paddle has two new taproom offerings: Smashing! An English bitter, is a session-drinking, malt-driven, bready ale. The Robust Porter is exactly that — a robust English porter. The brewery says you'll taste dark chocolate, charred toast, light anise and caramel. It's medium-bodied with a roasty bitterness.

Details: Get it at the taproom.

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Dream House Pale Ale

Castle Danger Brewery

The pilot brew is hoppy and refreshing, with moderate bitterness and a "balanced biscuity backbone," the brewery says. It is earthy with hints of pine, spices, and citrus fruit and has a slightly dry mouthfeel and a crisp finish.

Details: Get it at the Two Harbors taproom.

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Thistle Dew

Ursa Minor Brewery

You might've had Thistle Dew — winner of a bronze medal at the 2019 Great American Beer Festival — before, and it's made a return. The Scottish ale is rich, malty and drinkable, Ursa Minor says. If you're a malty beer lover, you will like this.

Details: Get it on tap and soon in stores.

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Passionfruit Iced Tea

Vikre Distillery

Here's a hot front porch sipper for ya: Lake Superior vodka, passionfruit tea mix and lemon make up Vikre's latest cocktail kit offering.

Details: Get it in a take-home cocktail kit.

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Guava Wheat

Hoops Brewing

Infused with guava puree, this American-style wheat is sweet on the nose and the palette. Just a wee bit of bitterness and a well-rounded 5% ABV to boot.

Details: Get it on tap and in crowlers at the Canal Park brewery.

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