In today’s world of dazzling craft beer options, it’s easy to overlook a beer that’s just really good. And in this case, perfect for summer, with its lighter, refreshing character. Goose Island’s 312 Urban Wheat Ale, is just that, a really good, refreshing beer. It has in fact won about a half-dozen awards as an English-Style Summer Ale, so maybe it’s a little better than just “good”! In any case, like we said, it’s a perfect summer beer, so that’s why it’s on special right now! Producer’s notes: Like the digits suggest, it’s a beer that’s densely populated with flavor and loaded with character. We don’t filter it, so none of its life and soul is stripped away. The first thing you notice is the hazy, cloudy appearance. That’s how you know it’s unfiltered. What hits you next is the spicy aroma of Cascade hops, followed by the crispy, fruity ale flavor delivered in a smooth, creamy body, the result of blending barley malt with torrified wheat. It’s not like any other Goose Island Beer, but no less that you’d expect. ABV: 4.2%; IBU: 18; Hops: First Gold, Mt. Hood, Cascade; Malts: 2 Row, Torrified Wheat. Food Pairings: Salads, Fish, Fresh Chevre, Buffalo Mozzarella.