Today marks a first for Akron, Ohio’s Hoppin Frog – cans. The brewery has chosen Grapefruit Turbo Shandy has the first aluminum addition.
For the longest time, Hoppin Frog has been releasing their boozy lineup in 22 ounce bottle and draft. Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is no different, it’s 7% alcohol by volume.
Unlike traditional shandy’s, Turbo Shandy revs it up a couple notches with a high test, full flavored approach as only Hoppin’ Frog can do!
Summer heat is perfect drinking weather, but those 22 ounce bottles of Turbo aren’t pool approved. Today, Fred Karm and his brewery are testing the waters for future can releases.
Grapefruit Turbo Shandy is available at the brewery today, June 22nd, with distribution to follow shortly after. Estimated retail price – $14.99.
Short’s Power of Love is a new shandy that is perfect for summer as well as Back to the Future fans.
Because it’s Short’s Brewing, Power of Love is not just any shandy. The base beer is a wheat beer, brewed with raspberries and rosemary. It is then blended with Williamsburg, Michigan’s Northwoods Soda & Syrup Co.’s Gourmet Lemonade. The resulting beer tastes a bit like a grapefruit.
Very sweet lemon flavors give way to a shock of tart raspberry before turning sharply dry, as if eating a piece of grapefruit.
Short’s Power of Love is available starting July 13th in 12 ounce bottles and draft.
3.1% ABV, 20 IBUs
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Leinenkugel Orange Shandy
Birmingham, Alabama’s Good People Brewing has partnered with Buffalo Rock Company to release Buffalo Rider – a shandy style beer.
The shandy is a beer blended with lemonade (or something similar). Buffalo Rider is a “shandygaff” or a beer blended with ginger ale.
For this release, Good People is using an apricot wheat base they house brewed, to blend with the Buffalo Rock Ginger Ale.
“We’re extremely excited to partner with Buffalo Rock on this project,” said Michael Sellers, who cofounded Good People in 2008 with his friend Jason Malone. “This traditionally Southern ginger ale has such a unique and interesting flavor that we thought it would pair nicely with one of our lower alcohol beers.”
The new year-round beer hybrid will be available at the Magic City Brewfest, and in the Good People taproom starting June 3rd. Distribution to follow shortly after.
Distribution: Florida, Alabama, Tennessee
Victory Cage Radler will join the Downingtown, Pennsylvania based brewery’s lineup on May 1st.
For those a little unfamiliar, the word radler is German for “cyclist”. As beer history mentions – in 1922 Franz Xaver Kugler, owner of a Bavarian beerhaus, was running low on beer, with a bar full of 1,000’s of thirsty cyclists. In a pinch, he blended lemon-lime soda (which wasn’t selling anyway because his customers just wanted to drink) and dunkel lager, creating the radler beer, or shandy.
A shandy is a 50/50 mix of beer and lemonade. In the case of Victory Cage Radler, the brewery uses a light lager to blend with lemon extract.
The resulting beer is 3% alcohol by volume, perfect for your demanding cyclist guests, or just to drink on a hot day.
Victory Cage Radler will be available in 12 ounce bottles (in the variety pack) and 12 ounce cans.
Leinenkugel Watermelon Shandy will join the brewery’s shandy lineup in the near future.
The beer/lemonade hybrid lineup already includes Summer, Harvest Patch, Grapefruit, and Cranberry Ginger. The shandy line has been very successful for the Leine’s family, prompting all the brand extensions over the past few years.
One unique take on the style is our Watermelon Shandy, a mix of traditional Weiss beer balanced with a hint of watermelon flavor fora taste made for summer.
Leinenkugel Watermelon Shandy will be a 12 ounce can offering. The brewery has not yet announced this release.
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