There is something glorious about watching sharks devour whatever is in their path.  They are incredible animals that seem so full of mystery, power, and beauty all at the same time.  Every year the Discovery Channel puts together Shark Week, which is 7 days full of shark packed TV.  Today we are in the middle of shark week and I figured it is necessary to share some good beers that should be in your hand while watching sharks do their thing.

Here they are in no particular order…

Shark Attack – West Coast Double Red Ale

From Port Brewing Company, this is a classic West Coast-style imperial red ale brewed with medium crystal malts, centennial and cascade hops. The ABV is 9.5% so I’d probably not suggest drinking it before going swimming in shark infested waters.  It would probably pair best with watching the Top 10 Shark Attack Videos.

Great White

From The Lost Coast Brewery in Eureka, CA, Great White is a refreshing witbier style ale that is light and extremely easy to drink on hot days.  It carries 5.0% ABV, so feel free to have a few while you watch some great white sharks demolish a few hundred pounds of tuna.

Land Shark Lager

While owned by Anheuser-Busch (I know, I guess not technically a craft beer), Land Shark isn’t to bad, especially on really hot days.  If you happen to be watching Shark Week without any air conditioning, this may just be the beer you should choose if you have absolutely nothing left in the house to drink.


  1. If Land Shark is the only beer you have left, it is time to set the DVR on record, and walk down to the better beer store and pick up some more beer or just call it a night because that stuff is awful. The other two beers show definite promise though.

  2. I just thought of a fourth beer (or a replacement for Land Shark)… Narragansett Lager. It might not have a “shark name”, but Quint drank it in Jaws, so there is the shark tie in. Quint was pretty bad ass too.

  3. It’s worth noting that while Landshark is Landshark, they do donate to Ocean Conservancy. Another option would be Cisco Brewers Shark Tracker Light Lager. They also donate to shark conservation, specifically $3 of every case.

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