There’s nothing like cracking open an icy can of beer while soaking up the sun’s rays to make you remember how good life can be. And now, the sun is shining, the temperatures are rising, and we’re getting ready for the season where we thrive the most: summer. But sometimes, this season just calls for something a little… extra. That’s where we come in.

Say hello to Extra Lemon Chill, our new 9% ABV version of Cali Squeeze favorite Lemon Chill. Available exclusively in single 19.2-ounce cans, Extra Lemon Chill is now rolling out to all Cali Squeeze markets. Head to our Squeeze Finder to discover where it’s available near you.

Like the original version, Extra Lemon Chill is infused with real California lemons for a bright, refreshing taste. But what makes Extra Lemon Chill distinct from our original Lemon Chill? We sat down with  Cali Squeeze brew team member and R&D Innovations Manager Brad Miles to find out. Keep reading to learn more.

“Extra Lemon Chill is everything you love about Lemon Chill, but amped up to 9% ABV,” Brad said. “We wanted to make something that was as easy drinking as regular Lemon Chill, but supercharged.”

The main difference between the two beers comes down to the ABV. In the original Lemon Chill, you’ll notice that the lemon character blends into the overall profile of the beer, making it taste super sessionable. Extra Lemon Chill, on the other hand, has an “in-your-face lemon character and alcohol sweetness that might make the drinker question if it’s even a beer,” Brad explained.

In short, Extra Lemon Chill is exactly what you’ll want on days you need next-level chill and a little extra all at once.

The best way to indulge in Extra Lemon Chill? Brad thinks it’s all about the setting. He recommends drinking it straight from the can while you’re enjoying the sunshine at the beach or at a barbecue. But, if extra is what you’re really looking for, it couldn’t hurt to pour it into your fanciest glass and garnish with a lemon wedge.