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August Product of the Month - STIEGL RADLER GRAPEFRUIT

August Product of the Month - STIEGL RADLER GRAPEFRUIT

August 2016

Product of the Month

STIEGL RADLER GRAPEFRUIT

 

            It’s smoking hot outside so our Product of the Month for August is going to be something totally refreshing and quaffable. The Stiegl Radler fits the bill as this thirst quenching style of beer is a blend of 40 percent Stiegl Lager from Austria combined with 60 percent grapefruit soda. This is a low alcohol (2.5%) malt beverage that’s as easy to drink as Gatorade. The grapefruit is at the forefront but is not overly tart and has a hint of maltiness to let you know it’s still a beer.

            Mixing fruit soda with beer is nothing new and the British have done it for years calling it a “Shandy”. The Radler loosely translates to cyclist. The Radler originated in the 1920’s when bicycling was all the rage. A smart innkeeper named Franz Kugler constructed a bike trail through a forest right outside Munich. His Inn was 12 miles outside Munich on the trail and was quite the watering hole. As legend has it one beautiful day he got overwhelmed with 13,000 thirsty cyclists. He quickly realized he didn’t have nearly enough beer on hand and ordered his staff to mix the beer with the lemon soda he had on hand. The Radler was conceived and continues to gain in popularity all over the world.

            The Stiegl Radler Grapefruit is also very mixable with vodka and other libations. Back in End O’The Alley, Chloe Dubuisson has come up with a cocktail called “The Radler ‘Tini”. The Radler ‘Tini has a shot of vodka mixed into the Radler and topped off with St. Germain Elderflower Liqueur. If you like a little extra kick in your Radler give this unique cocktail a try!

                The Stiegl Radler will get you through the Dog Days of Summer heat. Seville serves it up on draft in End O’The Alley or in the pint can in Apple Annie’s.

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