Four Local Beers to Try in Corpus Christi this Summer - The Bend

Four Local Brews Perfect for Beating the Heat

There are plenty of ways to stay cool, but there's something quite refreshing about sipping on a crisp, locally-brewed beer that makes high temperatures a bit more bearable.

A hand holding a beer from Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing in Corpus Christi, Texas.

Photo via Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing

I know, that you know, that we all know one thing for certain … it’s HOT. There are plenty of ways to beat the heat this season in the Coastal Bend, but there’s something quite refreshing about sipping on a crisp, locally-brewed beer that makes the high temperatures a bit more bearable. From light-bodied lagers to bright blondes, area brewers are here to save the day. Here are four thirst-quenching beers in Corpus Christi to keep in mind the next time you find yourself saying, “Gosh, there’s nothing I’d love more right now than a refreshing, ice-cold beer.”

Supremo – Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing

Nueces Brewing and Barbecuing’s origin story is rooted in the idea of enjoying refreshing beers while basking in the Coastal Bend sun. Our top choice for a thirst-quencher from Nueces is the Supremo–an ultra-light pilsner ringing in at a 4.4% ABV. However, you really can’t go wrong with any of the #crispybois on tap, such as the Original Lager. Pair your pint with an order of street tacos and you’ve got a match made in heaven.

401 N. Water St. | Tuesday and Thursday: 11:30 a.m. – 9 p.m., Wednesday, Friday and Saturday: 11:30 a.m. – 10 p.m., Sunday: 11:30 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Margarita Gose – B&J’s Brewpub

With notes of salt and lime, the Margarita Gose at B&J’s Brewpub provides a similar flavor profile to the beloved cocktail without all the liquor. A fairly popular sour in the brewpub’s current handcrafted rotation with an ABV hovering around 4%, this is an excellent choice for summertime sipping.

6662 S Staples St. | Monday – Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10:15 p.m. and Sunday: 12 p.m. – 9:15 p.m.

El Sapo – Rebel Toad Brewing Company

There’s something about an ice-cold Mexican larger on a steaming South Texas day that just makes sense. Rebel Toad’s take on this beer style comes in the form of El Sapo. Made with longevity in mind, El Sapo has an ABV of 5% with high clarity and low bitterness. The refreshing, light profile is perfect for easy, casual drinking in the sun.

425 Lomax St. | Wednesday: 5 – 9 p.m., Thursday: 5 – 10 p.m., Friday: 5 – 11 p.m., Saturday: 4 – 11 p.m.

Low Tide – Lazy Beach Brewing

The lightest beer in the Lazy Beach lineup, Low Tide is a top-tier blonde for sweltering heat. With a low ABV of just 4.6%, Low Tide is pale in color and features a simple flavor profile, making it a crisp, easy drinker. Pro tip: Lazy Beach prides itself on creating new, flavorful brews in-house every week. So, although we can’t recommend the Low Tide enough, make sure you ask about their weekly special before leaving!

7522 Bichon Dr. #100 | Tuesday: 5 – 8 p.m., Wednesday – Friday: 5 – 10 p.m., Saturday: 11 a.m. – 10 p.m. and Sunday: 11 a.m. – 2 p.m.  

Interested in other ways to drink local? Check out our profile on The Annex, a new bar in Downtown Corpus Christi.