Skip to comments.The Beer Frontier: The summer of shandys (& other fruit suds) starts now
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 its definitely a backyard beverage that, with a few simple ingredients, you could mix up yourself. Still, theres 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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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.
Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy is a passable summer cooler.
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.
If you have to add flavor to the beer, don’t buy it in the first place:CORONA.
At least get the right glass ;-)
My GF had similar opiinion of people asking for Jack and mixer
Horse pee! With new Fresh Lemon Scent!(tm).
I’ve been drinking shandys ever since I first had one in Singapore back in the 80’s.
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.
If your beer needs fruit you ought not be drinking it. -Wb
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.
Beer’s gross. Can’t imagine it being less gross with fruity additions. To each his/her own.
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.
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