Summer Beer Spotlight: Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy

Now that spring is in full swing brewers start pushing out their summer beers.  Summer beer is by far my favorite specialty batches of beer because there is nothing better than a specially brewed beer meant for a hot day. They also go perfect with grilling out. As I try new summer brews I will throw up a spotlight on it here.

The summer beer today is Leinenkugel’s Summer Shandy. I discovered this beer last year and it quickly became one of my favorite beers. I was like a kid in a candy store a couple weeks ago when I saw the local grocery store setting up a display with it in it.

Leinenkugel’s is based out of Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin and is the seventh oldest brewery in the US. Summer Shandy is a their summer seasonal beer and is available on the market from April through August. What makes this a summer beer you ask? Well it is a blend of wheat and pale barley with a splash of lemonade. When you try this for the first time make sure it is a nice sunny 80-90 degree day out. Spend a little time outside then come in and open up the refrigerator and then drink one.  Good stuff.

Have you tried Summer Shandy? Let me know what you think in the comments.

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  1. I love all the Leinenkugels and Summer Shandy is quite good.

  2. I have indeed tried this shandy for the first time recently and I have to say … disappointed! I’m not a big shandy-man in the first place but I’m even less of a Leinenkugel fan!

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