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8 of the Best Shandies to Enjoy This Summer

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8 of the Best Shandies to Enjoy This Summer

Summer shandies, as the name suggests, are the perfect beer for the summer season: light, refreshing, and delicious. But what are they, exactly, and where did the trend start? The shandy (and its cousin, the radler) is said to have gotten its start when an enterprising Bavarian innkeeper created a combination of beer and lemon soda to give to thirsty bike riders traveling through in the summer of 1922. The radler is usually made with a lager like a pils or helles, while the shandy is traditionally an ale, but both are mixed with equal parts beer and either lemonade, ginger...

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