06/29/2012 03:50 pm ET | Updated Aug 31, 2012

An Imbiber's Guide To The Ultimate 4th Of July BBQ

Just because the Fourth of July falls on a Wednesday this year doesn't mean you can't celebrate -- in fact, its mid-week placement means there's a weekend on either side to raise a glass in toast. So fire up the grill and crack a cold one, or shake up a round and kick back with a few friends -- here are our top food and drink picks for a truly banging Fourth.

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An Imbiber's Guide to the Ultimate 4th of July BBQ