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The Beer Frontier: The summer of shandys (& other fruit suds) starts now
National Post ^ | JUNE 9, 2013 | Jason Rehel

Posted on 06/09/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by rickmichaels

It did not warrant its own entry in first edition of The Oxford Companion to Beer (or even a spot in the extensive index). An older dictionary yields a curt definition: “a mixed drink of beer and ginger-beer or lemonade. Origin unknown.” And it’s definitely a backyard beverage that, with a few simple ingredients, you could mix up yourself. Still, there’s a good chance you (or someone next to you) will be sipping one of the many new prepared versions of this beverage in the next few months.


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1 posted on 06/09/2013 5:05:03 PM PDT by rickmichaels
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To: rickmichaels

I’m not a beer drinker myself, so I guess I have no opinion on this. I will say, however, that people who mix good scotch with coca-cola or sprite should be shot.


2 posted on 06/09/2013 5:11:07 PM PDT by ClearCase_guy
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To: rickmichaels

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is a passable summer cooler.


3 posted on 06/09/2013 5:13:00 PM PDT by T-Bird45 (It feels like the seventies, and it shouldn't.)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Some beers really lend themselves to this actually.

Hefeweizen with lemon or lemonaid is a tradition in Germany.

It is very, very good.

Served very cold on a hot summer day, it is refreshing and has the benefit of a low ABV so you can drink a lot of it without getting smashed.

Cheers,

knewshound


4 posted on 06/09/2013 5:16:24 PM PDT by knews_hound (Reading without commenting since 2001.)
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To: rickmichaels
Man Law: Don't fruit the beer.
5 posted on 06/09/2013 5:19:19 PM PDT by Jacquerie (To restore the 10th Amendment, repeal the 17th.)
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To: rickmichaels
Berliner Weisse is a sour wheat beer, usually mixed with raspberry or woodruff juice and served in a bowl-shaped glass.


6 posted on 06/09/2013 5:27:26 PM PDT by Fiji Hill (Io Triumphe!)
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To: Jacquerie

If you have to add flavor to the beer, don’t buy it in the first place:CORONA.


7 posted on 06/09/2013 5:41:38 PM PDT by o-n-money
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To: Fiji Hill
Berliner Weisse is a sour wheat beer, usually mixed with raspberry or woodruff juice and served in a bowl-shaped glass.

At least get the right glass ;-)


8 posted on 06/09/2013 5:48:58 PM PDT by VeniVidiVici (Obama's Enemies List - Yes, you are a crook.)
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To: rickmichaels
Diesel...
9 posted on 06/09/2013 5:55:16 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: ClearCase_guy

My GF had similar opiinion of people asking for Jack and mixer


10 posted on 06/09/2013 5:56:18 PM PDT by Nailbiter
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To: rickmichaels

Horse pee! With new Fresh Lemon Scent!(tm).


11 posted on 06/09/2013 5:57:20 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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12 posted on 06/09/2013 5:58:16 PM PDT by bigbob
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To: rickmichaels

I’ve been drinking shandys ever since I first had one in Singapore back in the 80’s.


13 posted on 06/09/2013 6:00:10 PM PDT by P.O.E. (Pray for America)
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To: rickmichaels

Shock Top makes an unfiltered raspberry wheat ale that is fantastic. A tangerine one too I hear, but haven’t seen it to try it. Not normally into fruity beers, but I like the unfiltered wheat ales.


14 posted on 06/09/2013 6:03:38 PM PDT by BADROTOFINGER (Life sucks. Get a helmet.)
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To: rickmichaels

If your beer needs fruit you ought not be drinking it. -Wb


15 posted on 06/09/2013 6:06:13 PM PDT by Wagonboy (STOP GLOBAL WHINING!)
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To: Jacquerie
That's just a Miller Lite commercial trying to make people think it's "manly" to drink that mass-produced lightweight swill by making fun of people who put fruit in their drinks.

That said, I am a bit of a purist when it comes to beer. If it complies with the German purity law, it's usually a good beer.

16 posted on 06/09/2013 6:06:21 PM PDT by SamAdams76
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To: Black Agnes
LOLOL!!! 100%
17 posted on 06/09/2013 6:07:34 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: Chode

Beer’s gross. Can’t imagine it being less gross with fruity additions. To each his/her own.


18 posted on 06/09/2013 6:11:04 PM PDT by Black Agnes
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To: SamAdams76
hence your name...
19 posted on 06/09/2013 6:11:23 PM PDT by Chode (Stand UP and Be Counted, or line up and be numbered - *DTOM* -ww- NO Pity for the LAZY)
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To: rickmichaels

I’m not much of a drinker but my SIL has been home brewing. A couple of his efforts have been excellent. One with a touch of unsweetened chocolate could make me forget Guinness Stout when accompanying Thai curry or Mexican food.


20 posted on 06/09/2013 6:14:03 PM PDT by JimSEA
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To: rickmichaels

Fruit in beer = ants in the chicken salad.


21 posted on 06/09/2013 6:14:25 PM PDT by deadrock
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I've gotten some strange looks from my male coworkers, but there's nothing beter after cutting the grass on a hot summers day than a sam adams cherry wheat.

CC

22 posted on 06/09/2013 6:20:42 PM PDT by Celtic Conservative (tease not the dragon for thou art crunchy when roasted and taste good with ketchup)
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To: rickmichaels

Shiner’s Red Bird (grapefruit)..Shiner Brewing, Shiner TX.


23 posted on 06/09/2013 6:22:17 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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To: bigbob

There is only ONE Summer Shandy ....... (that lemon-berry stuff ... too 'sweet'!)

24 posted on 06/09/2013 6:23:47 PM PDT by usconservative (When The Ballot Box No Longer Counts, The Ammunition Box Does. (What's In Your Ammo Box?))
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25 posted on 06/09/2013 6:37:40 PM PDT by rawcatslyentist (Jeremiah 50:32 "The arrogant one will stumble and fall With no one to raise him up; And I will set)
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To: Black Agnes
“Horse pee! With new Fresh Lemon Scent!(tm).”

Just about spewed a mouthful of fine amber lager (unadulterated by fruit) all over my monitor!

26 posted on 06/09/2013 7:06:27 PM PDT by CrazyIvan (Obama's birth certificate was found stapled to Soros's receipt.)
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To: rickmichaels

I do not like this stuff. My husband occasionally mixes beer with tonic water and even with orange juice in the hot MD summer, but I think it’s gross.


27 posted on 06/09/2013 7:08:51 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: Black Agnes

Beer is a gift from God. I love it!


28 posted on 06/09/2013 7:10:29 PM PDT by Bigg Red (Restore us, O God of hosts; let your face shine, that we may be saved! -Ps80)
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To: ClearCase_guy

Almost lost my B-I-L (RIP) several years ago when we poured him a most generous portion of expensive cognac and he topped it off with orange pop. Still makes me shudder.


29 posted on 06/09/2013 7:26:38 PM PDT by mcshot (God bless the USA! THE GUN DEBATE WAS SETTLED IN 1791!!!)
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To: rickmichaels

27 weeks pregnant tomorrow and damn those look tasty!


30 posted on 06/09/2013 7:26:46 PM PDT by goodwithagun (My gun has killed fewer people than Ted Kennedy's car.)
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