05/29/2015 09:57 EDT | Updated 05/29/2016 05:59 EDT

5 summer craft beer recommendations from our beer columnist

It seems brewers are pushing out the summer crop of beers a little early this year. 

On the Coast's beer columnist Rebecca Whyman gives her top picks for the upcoming season.

Moon Under Water Brewery - Light Side of the Moon 4.2% 
A nice light lager that's perfect for patio sipping. Made with rice malt and orange peel, it's dry and refreshing.

Four Winds Brewing Co. -  Sovereign Saison  8.5% 
A dry-hopped sour saison with elderflower notes. These tend to be much higher alcohol beers and are best shared with friends.

Brasserie Dieu du Ciel - Disco Soleil 6.5%
This Montreal brewery has exported their beer to Vancouver. It is a citrus IPA made with kumquats.

Parallel 49 -  Sour White Ale 7% 
This ale is aged for a year in chardonnay barrels giving it a lot of plum, pear and apple notes on top of acidity that will cut through barbecued foods really nicely.

Fernie Brewing -  Slingshot Session Ale 4.5% 
A full-bodied IPA with those delicious mosaic hops.