For many, Memorial Day is simply a great day for barbecues, day drinking, parties (though not this year, thanks to social distancing), and the unofficial start of summer. But, it’s actually a federal holiday that was created to honor and mourn all the military members who lost their lives serving in the U.S. Armed Forces. It’s observed on the last Monday of May. Since we’re all about honoring, but we still want to enjoy a sunny day playing yard games, the obvious compromise is patriotic beer.
That’s why, to celebrate Memorial Day, we’re going to rank the 10 most patriotic beers you can sip on this year while you grill in your backyard with whomever you happen to be quarantined with.
Christopher Osburn is a freelance writer located in Rochester, NY. He writes primarily about food and drink and has had his work appear on Uproxx, Thrillist, Food & Wine, Paste, Maxim, Men's Journal and a handful of others.