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Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy Returns for the Season

Think summer! The Chippewa Falls, Wis.-based Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company is bringing the warm weather refresher, Summer Shandy, out of hibernation for the season. The liquid is still the great tasting summer beer you remember with an adventurous blend of select malted wheat and barley, lemonade flavor and a hint of Wisconsin honey. Summer Shandy is available now in cans, bottles and on draft.


Summer Shandy is Leinenkugel’s take on Franz Kugler’s original Munich tavern tradition. The “shandy” (which is short for “shandygaff”) as it’s called in England and Germany, is typically a mixture of beer and soda or lemonade. The drink has been enjoyed across Europe since the 17th century. Another variation of a shandy is the “radler,” which is a German term for cyclist. In September 1922, Franz Xaver Kugler developed the radler, when approximately 13,000 cyclists visited his tavern in Munich. His beer supply started to run out, so he cleverly mixed the remaining beer with lemonade and claimed to have created the blend especially for the cyclists.

Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy features a tangy character with malty undertones of hops. Its tart lemonade flavor complements spicy and robust grilling dishes, and its subtle hoppiness creates the perfect balance for salads.

Malts: Pale and Wheat
Hops: Cluster
Other: atural lemonade flavor
ABV: 4.2%
IBU: 11

Visit www.leinie.com to learn more about the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Company.

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