Thursday, June 13, 2013

A Shandy is Just Dandy


According to CNBC, 2013 is “the summer of shandy.” As in shandy beer – the combination of lemonade and beer.

The CNBC story states that the shandy’s origin is dates back to 1922 in Bavaria when a man named Franz Xavier Kugler gave the lemonade beer combo to some cyclists.

Shandys can also be a combination of beer with ginger ale or cider. If the combination contains beer and cider, it’s called a snakebite.

If you are looking to taste a shandy, here are some options:

·         Leinenkugel (my favorite shandy!)

·         Shock Top

·         Dundee

·         Time Traveler



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