Radler Beer

Radler Beer

Radler beer is a refreshing blend of beer mixed with soda, juice, or lemonade. Perfect for hot summer nights, it’s a legitimately tasty alternative beverage when having fun with friends or enjoying a bite.
Innkeeper Franz Kugler in a small town named Deisenhofen in the Bavarian region of Germany, just outside Munich, invented the Radler beer. During the great cycling boom of the Roaring Twenties, Kugler created a bicycle trail from Munich, through the woods, which led directly to his drinking establishment. On a beautiful June day in 1922, a reported “13,000 cyclists” crashed Kugler’s party. Fast running out of beer, he blended it 50/50 with a lemon soda he could never seem to get rid of, and the rest is history.
Today some of the best Radlers you can find in the states still come from Central Europe, such as Stiegl Radler (lager and grapefruit soda). It weighs in at an uber light 2.5%, perfect for summer beer sessions. Equally as popular is the Stiegl Zitrone lemon. On tap is Schoferhoffer grapefruit Radler, and August Schell Brewing Company’s Shocked grapefruit Radler, which won gold at the Beverage Tasting Institute World Beer Championships in 2013. It’s light, crisp body combines mild hop flavor and a sensational citrus essense for a perfect balance of refreshing goodness. When it was first introduced, fruit beers were relatively uncommon, so “Shocked” was the response to grapefruit soda mixed with beer. It quickly turned to “delighted”.
Enjoy a refreshing Radler style beer on the patio with friends, a meal, while playing a game or trivia. They all go well with summer!

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