You know there is just something special about having an ice cold bottle of beer on a hot summer day – it’s a Tradition…. The ‘up’ of our ‘down time’. We work hard. Disorder has tried to screw with us all week and we stood tall. Ahhh, the first sip of that crisp Lager, Hef or Pale Ale.
…Ready to break Tradition? What about those ‘other’ summer beer styles? One of our Facebook friends brought our focus to Porch Rocker, a fantastic summer beer with a name that helps put you there. S A has presented us with this seasonal ‘Radler’, but what is it? Well, a Radler is typically a German-style beer blended with lemon soda. In this case, it’s a Helles made with lemon.
We wanted to turn you on to some alternative summer drinks that you can make up – just take your favorite beer, preferably your homebrew, and mix it 50-50 with something, basically anything. Turns out there are a number of these traditional summer beer drinks:
- Alster Pilsner/Lemon Soda
- Bismark Scwartzbier/Champagne
- Black Shandy Stout/Lemonade
- Brass Monkey Beer/Orange Juice
- Cincinnati Beer/Lemon-Lime Soda
- Diabolo Lager/mint or grenadine
- Flieger Weizen/Cola
- Kivela Lager/lemonade
- Mazouts Lager/cola
- Quianti Beer/Orange Soda
- Radler Beer/Lemon Soda
- Russ Weizen/Lemon Soda
- Shandy Beer/any Soft Drink
- Snakebite Beer/Cider
And then when the ‘soft’ drink added to the beer becomes ‘hard’ we have:
- Diesel Lager/Cider/Black Currant liquor
- Dragon Bite Diesel/Vodka
- Red Witch Diesel/Pernod Liquor
Be creative and give it a go!
Let us know if you have one you really enjoy that you have created! Maybe we can design a new beer style!