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A Shandy is beer mixed with either lemonade or ginger beer, although nowadays I believe that lemonade is the more popular choice.  I've known it as a British thing but I believe its roots go deeper than that.

It is often a warm weather drink made with lighter style beers mixed half and half (proportions can change with the drinker) with either the lemonade or ginger beer.
 

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Germans do a similar thing too.

They even mix cola and orange soda for a non alcoholic combo. 
 
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All we drank in France was panache. Very popular with teens and is usually ok to drink in homes from 18yrs. down. Also Marlboro cigarettes were ok
 
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Ah yes, Panache.... worth noting that Panache is a mix of French lemonade and beer... French lemonade being a lemon sweet carbonated soda, unlike American lemonade. 
 
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I kind of like Radler--the only one I've ever had was grapefruit and beer. It's refreshing but one is enough. Shandy is way too sweet for my taste. I think the grossest combo I've seen is a Bud Lite/Clamato mix sold in cans as "chelado."
 

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Thanks guys.  I looked online from a market I shop at that delivers (Vons) for $13.99. This is what I found.

Yikes.  I only wanted to try one can(?) bottle(?) for the recipe.  A lemony, fizzy, gingery liquid to cook the shrimp in sounded interesting. Is there a better brand you think would be lemony for this application?


Limited release. Summer Shandy Weiss Beer with natural lemonade flavor. Est. 1867. Highest quality. Back in 1867, Jacob Leinenkugel, son of a German brew master, founded the Jacob Leinenkugel Brewing Co. in Chippewa Falls, Wisconsin. Here he found the essentials for brewing truly exceptional beers - spring water from the Big Eddy Springs and access to the finest barely and hops. Leinenkugel's popularity has grown. But the quality remains unchanged. We still use the finest ingredients and crafted brewing methods. Today, the 5th generation of Leinenkugels takes tremendous pride in the beers carrying the family name. Enjoying the sunny splendor of the outdoors with friends and family is what Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy is made for. It's carefully crafted using the finest malted wheat, barley & natural lemonade. Flavor to create a crisp, refreshing beer with a little something extra. Summer Shandy is what brings smiles around the campfire, livens a day at the lake, & makes life out here mo
 
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That's gotta be the 12 pack price. Leinenkugel, while a good beer, is not an especially pricey beer. The local big box beer/wine/liquor outlet here in Chicago sells their Summer Shandy in 4 packs for $5.99 or 6 packs for $8.99. I think even in my neighborhood bodega, which sells lots and lots of beers but not at discount prices, the 6 pack is still only $9.99. 
 
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No need to buy it, just make your own, especially if you only want to try it just for once. It's a refreshing summer drink.

Closest to shandy, which is served in the UK only, is to take a beer glass, add 2-3 fingers high of Seven-up and fill with a beer, type Stella Artois, Budweiser (can't believe I said that) or similar. That's it.

The french word is panaché with an accent, which means it's pronounciation is pah-nah-shay (and not pah-nash) with the emphasis on "shay". The word panaché is past tense and means "mixed".

Even the Spanish catalan have the strangest word for it; Xampo, pronounced as -and- also meaning shampoo.

Over here, a mixture of Coca cola and beer is/was very popular amongst young people. They call it "mazout", flemish for gasoil.
 
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@ChrisBelgium  ,

                           Ha Ha! you're absolutely right. I just don't know how to make the symbol on my ancient keyboard.

They used to put in a puree or syrup in the beer when working in the kitchen. I've made that here in the states. I don't know the brand but they have sort of

a puree in a soda can. We put peach in the beer. I also found that to me they only tasted good when drinking it in extremely hot environment.  
 

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No need to buy it, just make your own, especially if you only want to try it just for once. It's a refreshing summer drink.

Closest to shandy, which is served in the UK only, is to take a beer glass, add 2-3 fingers high of Seven-up and fill with a beer, type Stella Artois, Budweiser (can't believe I said that) or similar. That's it.

The french word is panaché with an accent, which means it's pronounciation is pah-nah-shay (and not pah-nash) with the emphasis on "shay". The word panaché is past tense and means "mixed".

Even the Spanish catalan have the strangest word for it; Xampo, pronounced as -and- also meaning shampoo.

Over here, a mixture of Coca cola and beer is/was very popular amongst young people. They call it "mazout", flemish for gasoil.
There ya go.  If I don't like the taste, I can wash my hair with it. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif
 
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...

They used to put in a puree or syrup in the beer when working in the kitchen. I've made that here in the states. I don't know the brand but they have sort of

a puree in a soda can. We put peach in the beer. I also found that to me they only tasted good when drinking it in extremely hot environment.  
There's a lot more to say about combining beers.

When adding "grenadine" to a panaché (beer + Sprite or 7-up), you have a Monaco.

Also very popular drink was a blond beer only, with a touch of "grenadine" which was called a Tango (more a lady's drink).

Grenadine is pomegranate syrup.

Many french have simply water combined with a dash of syrup in summer. When you see a french with a vibrant red or green drink in front of his/her nose, they're having a red "grenadine à l'eau" or much more populair, a green "menthe à l'eau", water with a mint syrup. Best known brand is still Tesseire. 
 
There ya go.  If I don't like the taste, I can wash my hair with it. /img/vbsmilies/smilies/lol.gif
Whenever you try to make one, pour the beer very slowly on the 7-up or Sprite; it can foam like... a shampoo /img/vbsmilies/smilies/mullet.gif.

Did you know; our grand-mothers (I'm 65) had their hair curled using small curlers and... beer to fix their "mis-en-plis" as they called it. And, it's not a joke!
 
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Cerise, Leinenkugel's also makes a grapefruit shandy.  As a "Wisconsinite" I do, occasionally, drink both of these beers, but usually, if I'm in the mood for a shandy or other such beverage, I usually mix them myself.
 
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The french word is panaché with an accent, which means it's pronounciation is pah-nah-shay (and not pah-nash) with the emphasis on "shay".
There's no emphasis in the French language. You could put the emphasis on "Pa" or "Na" and you would still sound French. 
 
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Canada being an ex-British colony, I know this drink as being called Shandygaff

http://www.thefreedictionary.com/shandygaff

A drink popular to a sport from the United Kingdom i.e. Golf.

If I remember, it was a mix consisting of 1 can of gingerbeer and 2 bottles of standard ale served in a pitcher after a hot day of golf. Refreshing.

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     Because most shandy's seem to sweet for me...I recently made a Summer Wheat Lemon Thyme Ale.  It was 50% wheat, Ale yeast, mild hop additions and had lemon peel and lemon thyme added to the secondary.  It really turned out as I was hoping...a refreshing lemony beer.

   While I haven't found a shandy to my liking, Stiegl makes a real nice radler!
 
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In Germany they call the beer mixed with lemonade "RADLER" 

Today many breweries in  Germany sell it already mixed in cans.

Heineken also sells it all over Europe premixed in bottles.
 
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What? Are you sure you're French?
Yes, I am sure I am French. Born and raised in France, French is my first language, in fact my mother was a French linguistic major. My wife is French also. You can trust me Chris: we do not have emphasis in French. 
 
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Here's a PM I received from ChrisBelgium this morning:
[quote name="ChrisBelgium"]I don't care if you wan't to play koukouvagia's bitch, but don't you dare annoy me. Got it? [/quote]
No idea why you would bring Koukouvagia in the mix??? Insulting and threatening members via PM is not acceptable behavior, Chris. Wether it's annoying you or not, when you make glaringly wrong statements about my country or my language, I will correct you. Suck it up, buttercup. Got it?
 
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