What’s this “shandy” all about?

If you’ve been wondering what all this “shandy” talk is about, then you’ll want to take a second to read this.

summershandy-bottle-pourAs the weather gets warmer and the grass and trees return to their lush green color, there are two refreshing beverages that come to mind: a cold beer and a tall glass of lemonade.  For years, people have ordered and enjoyed them side by side, but over the years creativity has combined them into one.  A few breweries and beverage companies have taken it upon themselves to take the leg work out of it for consumers, adding lemonade and or citrus flavors to their brewing process, creating perfect seasonable shandys.

Leinenkugel Brewing Company has two great shandys out on the market, their Summer Shandy and a Lemon Berry Shandy.  Summer Shandy is a wheat beer, brewed to perfection with natural lemonade flavor that offers great refreshing taste with light hop and malt characteristics.  Lemon Berry Shandy, a Weiss beer brewed with blackberry juice and natural lemonade flavor, is perfect for summer afternoon barbeques but is available year round.

New to the scene is Mike’s Hard Shandy, the combination of Mike’s Hard Lemonade and Lager.  Mike’s Hard Lemonade Co took their popular Mike’s Hard Lemonade and merged it with a golden lager, creating a classic tasting shandy.

You can find any of these refreshing shandys at many locations all over town or at your local liquor store!