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What's hot for summer? Cold beer and lemonade, aka the shandy
What's hot for summer? Cold beer and lemonade, aka the shandy

Beer purists may shrink at the idea of mixing anything with a precious beer, but the classic shandy -- a blend of beer and lemonade -- is refreshing enough on a hot day to convert even the most stalwart stickler. Shandys have become popular with the big breweries, and brands like Leinenkugel (owned by SABMiller) offer premixed versions, but that's as silly as buying a premade Arnold Palmer. Mixing a shandy is as easy as pouring lemonade into a half-glass of beer, and experimentation with different brews and ratios is as rewarding as it is refreshing. The benefits of the mix are twofold. The sweet and sour lemonade balances out the comparatively bitter and dry beer, resulting in a...

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