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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Beer*Packaging may vary

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Beer

Shandy / Radler /4.2% ABV / Wisconsin, United States

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Product details

Shandy / Radler
Wisconsin, United States
Tasting Notes
Citrus, Crisp, Sweet
Food Pairing
Chicken, Fish - White, Fruit - Citrus, Salads & Greens
Suggested Glassware
Pilsner Glass, Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
40-45° F

Product description

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Beer is a traditional Weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor. Delicious and refreshing, this lager beer has 4.2% ABV. Full of natural fruit and zesty lemon flavors, this wheat beer contains a light, crisp taste that’s perfect for cooling off on a hot day. This summer beer is a great choice for family barbecues, picnics at the park or holiday get-togethers. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy craft beer is brewed as a traditional Weiss with lemonade flavor added for a wonderfully refreshing fruity taste. Pair this seasonal beer with barbecue chicken, fruit salads, watermelon, and fresh-caught grilled fish. The shandy was first introduced by Franz Kugler after a bicycle race in Munich in 1922. His tavern was overrun by thirsty cyclists, so he cut his German beer with lemonade and soda so they wouldn't run out. Leinenkugel Summer Shandy carries on that tradition to this day.

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Community reviews

4.836 Reviews
  • Kourtney
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    Very refreshing when served ice cold. Perfect for sipping on a hot summer day chillin' and/or grillin' on the patio or deck. Would pair excellently with barbecued meats.

  • Michael
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    You drink it with your mouth.

  • Natalie Simmons.
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    Didn’t arrive

  • Kathryn Recchia.
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    Was not cold.

  • Emily Woltjer.
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    Always a summer hit.

  • Joe pence.
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    Great refreshment on a hot day

  • Meghan Kelley.
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    Nice and cold

  • Brian
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    Too bad you can't find it anywhere on Drizzly anymore it seems.

  • Pratt S.
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    Always a good beer

  • Spencer




Shandy and radler are two of the best-known beer cocktails out there, and for good reason. For starters, they both sound like hipster names. But more importantly, they’re great cocktails for a hot summer day. A shandy contains beer — most commonly a blond lager — mixed with a citrus drink like lemon-lime soda or lemonade, usually around a 50-50 ratio. A radler is quite similar except that it can include the addition of other juices, such as grapefruit. For the sake of satisfying your curiosity, radler is German for “cyclist.”
Shandy and radler are peas in a proverbial pod, each bringing a light, fruity effervescence mixed with the bready yum-yum of beer. The difference stems from the fact that a radler is more likely to have additional fruit juices in it such as grapefruit. The primary recipe for both the shandy and the radler is an even mixture of beer (most likely a blond lager) and a citrus fruit drink like lemon-lime soda or lemonade. From there, few people stick to the script and most choose to add other fruity additions to the drink.
Alcohol content tends to be fairly low in a shandy/radler — you can expect around 3.0%. These two drinks are made by mixing a beer (usually a blond lager) in nearly equal proportions with a carbonated citrus drink or lemonade. The radler may be a bit heavier on the beer than the shandy, and though this will have an impact on its alcohol levels, in general, you can expect these two drinks to hover around the 3.0% mark. That makes them great for light occasions like an afternoon refreshment or even a brunch mixed drink.
Shandies and radlers are essentially just mixtures of beer and carbonated citrus drinks like lemon-lime soda or lemonade, so you’re better off choosing light fare. For meat, lean towards dishes like fish or white meat (chicken specifically), particularly when they’re flavored with herbs and spices. Mascarpone cheese is another great choice. You may also find a shandy or radler to pair well with certain heavier dishes. They can be delicious with pork and duck or pickled dishes.
The best glass to drink a shandy or radler in is the flute. Typically associated with champagne, the flute is a narrow, tall glass that’s meant to preserve carbonation and concentrate fruity aromas toward your nose. Both a shandy and a radler are made by mixing a 50-50 ratio of blond lager beer and carbonated citrus soda like lemon-lime soda or lemonade. However, there’s usually some creative license at play — many mixologists (amateur and professional alike) throw in other fruity additions. A flute lets you get the most out of both the bubbles and the delightful citrus.
A summer shandy (or its close cousin, the radler) is light as far as calories and carbs go, with around 130 calories and 12 grams of carbs per 12 oz. serving. For comparison, take the average beer, which has 150 calories and 13 grams of carbs. A shandy/radler pulls off this feat based on the fact that it’s about half beer and half carbonated fruit juice. That light calorie/carb count gets you refreshing flavor, sweetness, tartness and everything else this afternoon drink has to offer.

Drizly's take

Enjoy Leinenkugel's® Summer Shandy® Beer at your next get-together, whether you're at home, the beach or a ballgame. The Wisconsin-based company combines fresh lemon flavor with traditional Leinenkugel weiss beer and Wisconsin honey to create a crisp, refreshing beverage that stands up to the hottest days. Serve it at your next summer picnic with barbecued chicken, grilled fish or a fruit salad.

Franz Kugler invented the shandy in his Munich pub when he nearly ran out of beer to serve to German cyclists. He added lemonade to his remaining beer to save the day, creating a refreshing lemon-flavored beer in the process. When Jacob Leinenkugel came to the U.S., he brought the shandy and added his spin on the beverage. Over the years, the brewery experimented with different wheat beers, and Leinenkugel beer summer shandy is now one of its most popular. It won a silver medal at the 2012 Great American Beer Festival®. Pick up a pack of this traditional beer on Drizly. Click the following links to find Drizly in your city and find liquor stores on Drizly near you.

-Leinenkugel lemon shandy is a premium wheat beer
-Enjoy its refreshing citrus flavor blended with Wisconsin honey
-It's a light summertime beverage
-Award-winning shandy

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