Traveler Beer Company was first introduced to us 4 years ago while we were living in Minneapolis. Being in the backyard of Leinenkugel’s, I was plenty familiar with a shandy. While I enjoy a great number of the lemon varieties on the market today, most breweries make these a little sweet for my taste. Ever take frozen lemonade concentrate and mix it in a pitcher with 6 light or wheat beers? There, I just taught you how to make your own shandy year-round! Seriously though, I need a little more depth of flavor and less sweetness.
Curious Traveler Lemon Shandy is a great brew with a melody of flavors in a lighter beer. Pour this one in a glass to get a look at it’s beautiful light amber hue, cloudy enough to know you have some hefty malted barley and wheat. The aroma gives you a good sense of the wheat, but also a hint of the citrus. Lightly hopped, the citrus flavor of lemon and lime stand on their own and lend a a crispy taste without being sweet – thank you!! With 4.4% ABV, you can enjoy a few with dinner or plow through a Saturday of golf without getting actually plowed!
Lemon Shandy goes with almost any food, but I love it paired with peel-and-eat shrimp or a great BBQ chicken thigh. You won’t go wrong with cheese doodles as far as I’m concerned. Enjoy this at home or tailgating and camping as you can usually find it in both bottles and cans for easy cooler packing. You can find out more about their great beers and Vermont-cool beer gear at travelerbeer.com.