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Ahhh...Summer Honey Wheat at Last.
When we first opened our doors in 1995, our summer seasonal was one of the first beers we brewed. Back then, we called it Honey Blonde Ale, and it was a favorite of baseball fans coming to a game during the heat of the Colorado summer. It took an extended summer break in 1999, reappearing in 2006 in time to win a Gold Medal at the Great American Beer Festival® under the name Blue Moon Honeymoon in the Specialty Honey Lager or Ale Category. and then again in 2010 as Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale. And now, to answer the plea of our adoring fans, we’re bringing it back, once again, for the summer of 2014.

The beer with more name changes than a professional athlete, today Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat is crafted with clover honey and orange peel for a refreshing taste that makes the most of sun-soaked days.

Gold Medal at the 2010 Great American Beer Festival®—Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat Ale, Specialty Honey Beer Category

Available in 6pk bottles, 12pk bottles, 12pk cans, Draft, and in our Brewmaster’s Seasonal Sampler Pack.
Ingredients and Profile
Malts: Pale, Winter White Wheat
Hops: Chinook
Our Twist: Clover Honey, Orange Peel
IBUs: 15
Original Gravity: 12º Plato
ABV: 5.2%
Glassware
We recommend pouring Summer Honey Wheat in our signature Blue Moon® glass to accentuate the beer’s golden honey color and allow room for a creamy, white head.
Appearance
As golden as the summer sun with a white, creamy head. May have a slight amount of haze from the wheat.
Aroma
Take in that rich clover honey aroma. It blends well with the light, biscuity malt notes.
Taste
Slightly sweet clover honey taste with a hint of citrus. Very light biscuity malt taste with a low hop bitterness to provide balance.
Mouthfeel
A light-bodied ale with a medium level of carbonation to balance the taste of wheat and honey.
Finish
A light, sweet honey finish with subtle citrus notes to heighten the refreshing character of this ale.
Food Pairing
The subtle flavors of clover honey and orange peel pair well with grilled summer fare such as marinated chicken or pork with honey mustard sauce.

One of our favorite recipes to pair with Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat is our Grilled Honey Chicken Wings.
Great American Beer Festival
Great American Beer Festival
GOLD MEDAL
  • 2010 Blue Moon® Summer Honey Wheat, Specialty Honey Beer
  • 2007 Blue Moon® Honey Moon Summer Ale**, Specialty Honey Lager or Ale
  • 2006 Blue Moon® Honeymoon**, Specialty Honey Lager or Ale
SILVER MEDAL
  • 1996 Blue Moon® Honey Blonde**, Belgian-Style Ale
BRONZE MEDAL
  • 2008 Blue Moon® Honey Moon Summer Ale**, Specialty Honey Beer
World Beer Cup
World Beer Cup
GOLD MEDAL
  • 2008 Blue Moon® Honey Moon Summer Ale**, Specialty Honey Lager or Ale
  • **Currently known as Blue Moon Summer Honey Wheat.