Beer Info FAQ

What is shandy called in America?

What is shandy called in America?

There is no such thing as a shandy, but there are a couple things we do mix with beer. It's not too common but some people will drink a "boilermaker".

Why is shandy called shandy?

The word "shandy" comes from the old British name "shandy gaff," a drink that was first mentioned in the 1850s relating to beer mixed with ginger ale. It therefore predates the radler, which Bavarian tavern owner Franz Xaver Kugler invented out of necessity in 1922 when his daily supply of beer was running low.