One day in 1922, Franz Kugler’s Munich tavern was flooded with 13,000 cyclists. Afraid the beer would run out, he mixed his Lager with lemonade, and the result was a hit. This soon inspired other beer mixtures like the shandy. Today, a shandy is beer mixed with a little something extra like soda, juice, lemonade or ginger ale. Leinenkugel’s® Summer Shandy® is our traditional Weiss beer with the refreshing natural lemonade flavor that makes it perfect for the sun-splashed summer months. For a fun and fresh food pairing, try it with lighter foods like shrimp quesadillas, pan-seared scallops with lemon vinaigrette, or lemon chicken with pasta.