With the current rise in fruity beers, we decided to do a little research on behalf of our beer drinking customers and break down what you need to know if you want to try some of the newest “trendy” beers.
For the most part, you are seeing beers with “Shandy” or “Radler” in the title. This is not a new thing. Shandies and Radlers have been around for a long long time. The concept comes from Europe and is traditionally a beer mixed with a soft drink (ie. carbonated lemonade) or a fruit juice (ie. Grapefruit juice). The idea is a refreshing beer “cocktail” for those hot summer days; something less filling with a refreshing, somewhat fruity, aftertaste.
For the beer drinker looking for even more of a taste change, take a look at the “sours”. Sour beers have a very tart, sour aftertaste mainly due to the citrusy hops added in the brewing process. You might pair this with something salty. This is a new take and will produce an aftertaste you may not be used to.
You can find these beers in your local liquor store or even grocery store if they have a craft beer section. As with any good beer, you should drink it out of a glass, preferably a frosty one. Our double walled tall glass is freezer safe and eliminates condensation. Beyond that, its sleek and stylish design is sure to impress your guests when entertaining. Who doesn’t want to be served a frosty beer that looks like it’s floating in the glass?
Some beer brands to be on the lookout for:
Shandy and Radlers
- Boulevard Brewing Company – Ginger Lemon Radler
- Widmer Brothers – Hefe Shandy
- Steigl – Grapefruit Radler
- Lagunitas – Aunt Sally
- Upland Brewing – Sour Reserve
- New Belgium – La Folie