What do you associate with summer? Me? Shaved ice, gelato, ocean, jet contrail, summer vacation, iced herbal tea, twinkling stars, and beer. Although I am not a big fan of the taste of beers and am a light drinker (in other words, I don't think I can retain good amount of alcohol in my body system), summer reminds me of a cold beer.
Of course, you would grab a bite to eat with some beer (if you are a beer lover), wouldn't you? Edamame, as far as I know, is the best and well-known small bite that goes so well with beers in summer.