Summer Swelter – Named “one of 8 ‘just-right’ summer beers for 2012” by Esquire Magazine, “Swelter” tips its cap to common summer beer tropes of citrus and wheat flavors, but the commonalities end there: Summer Swelter is not your typical sweet summer shandy! Although it’s a wheat-based beer brewed with real lemon and lime peel, additions of real lemongrass and kaffir lime leaves, along with a blend of citrusy American hops, make this beer anything but sweet. However, don’t be turned off. A delicate balance only Baxter’s incredibly talented brewers could achieve, Swelter features a pleasant-not-overpowering bitterness, while remaining light and refreshing; necessary, of course, for warm New England summers and heightened refreshment. Pairs with: Lobster; fresh fish; shellfish – fried, broiled, or raw; green salads; curried chicken salad; Italian ice; did we mention lobster?