In summer, a young man’s fancy turns to beer. So does mine. Then again, my fancy is pretty much always turned to beer, so the season is irrelevant. Nonetheless, I accepted the assignment to visit every brewpub in the Valley, and one that isn’t, to sample the lighter, more refreshing, summer-appropriate brews: wheats, lagers, light ales, etc. I snuck in a few IPAs while no one was looking because I’m a fan of the style, so I’ll justify its inclusion in the mix by saying that hops cool the palate. Yeah, that’s it.