As the holidays near, I can’t help but reminisce about how much I really, really miss summer. Fewer responsibilities, long nights and warm, sunny days. So for you beer and summer lovers, here are my top three brews to sip on in your backyard:

1. Miller Lite by Miller Brewing Company

2. Spotted Cow by New Glarus Brewing Company

3. Summer Shandy by Leinenkugels

Who knows, maybe Wisconsin will be generous and give us a summer day in the middle of February.