I wish this weekend's Oregon Brewers Festival were in late September. While sunshine is all but guaranteed in late July, the heat tends to push crowds to lawn-mower beers, which is why so many brewers bring wheat beers and lagers to the festival. On a quest to find the perfect pregame drink, I grabbed a whole bag of summery beers—Logsdon's Aberrant, Double Mountain's Cluster, Hop Valley's Czech Your Head and Occidental's Kölsch—without finding anything to love. Then I cracked a royal-blue can of GoodLife Brewing's Sweet As Pacific Ale. The Bend brewery used three light malts and Pacifica hops from New Zealand for this new seasonal. It's got a lot of citrusy hops, but the best characteristic is a honeyed sweetness that sticks to your lips. GoodLife will be pouring an imperial version called "Evil Sister" at OBF. As you read this, I'm probably waiting in line for it. Recommended.