Radler. What is it?

Stiegl's Lemon Radler

Usually considered a summertime thirst quencher, a Radler is a bavaria Biermischgetränk (basically a beer-based mix drink). Like it’s British relative, the Shady, it’s half beer and half sweetened drink like a sprite or lemon-aide. Actually, I think the only true difference between the two drinks is what country you make it in and what beer you’re using. So if you use a light german pilsner and a orange soda-water, than it’s a Radler. If you’re in England and its Bass and a ginger ale, then you’re enjoying a Shandy.

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Dunkel Bier. What is it?

Most people think of beer and they picture a golden lager with a nice white head. Even my beer rating icon plays along with this stereotype (I admit it), but beers really do come in all shades. Well my friends, I have a little secret to let you in on, Guinness isn’t the only dark beer out there, in fact, some of the best ones, are german.

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