I've always been a fan of dark beers (well at least since my junior year of college after I graduated from Boones Farms wine and Bud Ice beer. But we all go through awful phases like that in the beginning, right?).
Summer beer is problematic. I love a good summer ale, but nothing matches up to the lovely stouts that are generally just too damn thick to drink when its hot. Well, I've found a delicious dark beer that I'm drinking in July.
21st Amendment Brewery's Back in Black. Yum.
My other new fave is Breckenridge's Vanilla Porter. Pretty heavy but so dessert-like with that vanilla finish to it.
Both so good that they had to be shared! And available year-round!