It’s time to sip the very best of summer suds.

The mercury is rising, and it’s time to stock that cooler with some appropriate brews to sip after an afternoon playing outside. Here are a few of our new favorite beers for summer adventure.

Liquid Mechanics Brewing Company in Lafayette has been turning out some excellent beers since it first opened in 2014. The Saison Farmhouse Ale is perfectly balanced with hints of orange, wheat, and pepper. It’s a crisp and clean beverage to cool down with.

As a drinker’s palate becomes more sophisticated, they seek new flavors. In response, brewers are rolling out reboots of old styles with new twists. The Ginger Lemon Radler from Boulevard Brewing Company is an innovative twist on a German tradition of mixing lemonade with beer. It’s low in alcohol, 4.1 percent, yet packed with taste.

Bavaria is a lot like Colorado. The soaring peaks and stunning summers are perfect for sipping suds. Take a hint from Germany and toss a helles lager in your cooler before heading out. Wibby Brewing’s Lightshine Helles is delicious and will rejuvenate you after a day exploring the Rockies.

No cooler is complete without an IPA and Odd13 Brewing’s Codename: Superfan is fantastic. Loaded with Pacific Northwest hops it pours hazy with a pungent scent of fresh pine. If you are a hophead, this is the brew for you.

—Hudson Lindenberger