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Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Craft Beer*Packaging may vary

Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy Craft Beer

Specialty Beer & Alternatives /4.2% ABV / Wisconsin, United States

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Product details

Seasonal Beer
Wisconsin, United States
Craft, Seasonal
Calories per Serving (12 oz)
Carbs per Serving (12 oz)
Tasting Notes
Citrus, Light, Sweet
Food Pairing
Chicken, Fruit - Citrus, Salads & Greens
Suggested Glassware
Pilsner Glass, Pint Glass
Suggested Serving Temperature
40-45° F

Product description

Leinenkugel Summer Shandy Beer is a traditional weiss beer with refreshing natural lemonade flavor. Delicious and refreshing, this lager beer has a 4.2% ABV. Full of natural fruit and zesty lemon flavors, this wheat beer has a light, crisp taste that’s perfect for cooling off on a hot day. This summer beer is a great choice for family BBQs, picnics at the park or holiday get togethers. Leinenkugel 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 BBQ chicken, fruit salads, watermelon and freshly 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

4.738 Reviews
  • Frank
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    Store does not deliver this product. Advertised deal to get business only

  • Dylon Ackerman.
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    Best Arahnd

  • 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.



While most beers contain gluten, some varieties contain fewer gluten molecules than others. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is brewed with a very small amount of wheat and is technically considered more of a fruit beer than an actual wheat beer. However, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy’s ingredient list does include wheat and barley malt. So, while the final product contains few gluten molecules, it’s not a naturally gluten-free beer (plus, the brewing facility in Wisconsin is not a dedicated gluten-free environment). For a gluten free alternative with Leinenkugel’s delicious, summery taste, add some fresh lemonade to your favorite gluten-free lager.
Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is a crisp, refreshing fruit beer with just 130 calories per 12-ounce can or bottle. It’s a Weiss (white) German-style beer that offers a lot of flavor, considering its relatively low-calorie count. Because of its lighter, lemony quality, Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is a go-to choice for warmer months and backyard barbecues (psst: there’s a grapefruit shandy as well). Unfortunately, the summer shandy flavors are a seasonal release. However, one could argue that this low-calorie fruit beer could easily be enjoyed year-round (side eyes the folks at Leinenkugel's).
The name Leinenkugel comes from the brand’s founder, a German immigrant named Jacob Leinenkugel. The Leinenkugel family moved to Wisconsin in the mid-1800s, and Jacob, who had some experience making beer, started his Chippewa Falls-based brewery in 1867. German names can be somewhat challenging to pronounce correctly, especially if you're not familiar with the German language, and Leinenkugel is quite a tongue-twister — give it a try: lye-nuhn-koo-gull. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy may be difficult to pronounce, but no matter how you say it, this lemony summertime brew is undeniably easy to drink.
You can’t go wrong with a case of Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy. The only downside to this super tasty brew is its seasonal availability, so be sure to purchase it for all your summertime get-togethers. Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is a super approachable beer at just 4.2% ABV, low bitterness and a pleasant, lemony flavor. So you can feel confident gifting it no matter your host’s beer preferences. To really impress, look for the Leinenkugel's Spring/Summer Lodge Pack, which contains not only their summer shandy but three other warm-weather favorites.
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