Received: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

The end of last week brought a package of three beers from Anheuser-Busch’s Shock Top arm:

Shock Top Lemon Shandy

Lemon Shandy. Something I didn’t really see coming (though I didn’t see the [white] Wheat IPA coming either), but yes, I’m intrigued. I really haven’t had much experience with Shandies—I think last year Deschutes Brewery had a really nice one on at the Pub, strangely enough, and I really liked it—but in a weird bit of synchronicity I recently came across Leinenkugel‘s Summer Shandy here in Bend. So of course now I’m thinking, “Shandy Shootout!”

Shock Top Lemon Shandy

Oh, and incidentally a “shandy” is a “beer mixed with citrus-flavored soda, carbonated lemonade, ginger beer, ginger ale, or cider” (but I usually associate it with lemonade).

3 Responses to Received: Shock Top Lemon Shandy

  1. You’ll notice that Alchemy & Science – the Jim Koch/Alan Newman project – has started “The House of Shandy Beer Company.” You might be able to have a whole shandy festival soon.

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  3. King Arthur says:

    Shandies are great! I’ve been fortunate to work for a Scottish company for the past 8 years and was turned on to Shandies many years ago now, though a type of home-made Shandy which was a combination of half a glass of Blue Moon and half a glass of a malt drink or hard cider, over ice. Using the malt makes me think of this drink as an alcoholic Mountain Dew which I loved.

    I’m looking forward to trying this Shock Top this summer in Florida if I can find an establishment in Tampa in July that provides it.