Along with the three types of beer always on tap at the Shields Brewing Co., traditional-minded beer drinkers can also enjoy four seasonal varieties:
* "Right now I'm brewing Maibock," brew master Bob Shields said. "This is a traditional German beer, brewed strong with a higher alcohol content. It's made to beat off the cold."
* His summer variety is a "smooth, yellow beer" containing wheat malt. "Our West Coast Wheat beer is more of a thirst-quenching beer, served with a slice of lemon," Shields said. "The Germans also like to add a little boysenberry syrup."
* "Probably our biggest-selling seasonal beer is the Oktoberfest beer," he said. Shields says the world's largest beer-drinking festival is growing in popularity in the United States.