NOW Magazine - Beer Guide - - TORONTO BEER GUIDE -

Radlers, shandies, beer cool­ers: what­ever you call them, beer and fruit juice mix­tures are hav­ing an un­de­ni­able mo­ment. While that’s just peachy for drinkers averse to beer or those thirst­ing for a light and quench­ing quickie in the sun­shine, there’s a world of fruit beers be­yond the sweet, fizzy con­coc­tions I af­fec­tion­ately call brunch-in-a-can.

A re­fresh­ing, low-im­pact mix of beer and le­mon or grape­fruit soda, Radler was made and named for Ger­man cy­clists in the 1900s. The shandy, a mashup of beer and lemon­ade or ginger ale, has been a sta­ple in Bri­tish pubs since the 19th cen­tury. Try these styles from near and far:

Stiegl Grape­fruit Radler (LCBO 334052, 500 ml/$2.70)

Am­s­ter­dam Sweet­wa­ter Squeeze Blood Or­ange Radler (LCBO 418574, 473 ml/$2.85)

Krom­bacher Radler (LCBO 418608, 500 ml/$2.35)

Schöf­fer­hof­fer Grape­fruit Radler (LCBO 380584, 500 ml/$2.30 un­til July 19)

Waterloo Grape­fruit Radler (LCBO 380311, 473 ml/$2.45) In the spirit of mix­ing it up, give your Radler some guts by adding a shot of gin or blanco te­quila.

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