I'm not a beer drinker. I'm more of an Ice Pick or Mojito kind of girl, honestly. But I do make an exception for Leinenkugel's Summer Shandy.
I was introduced to the Leinie family of beers at the 2009 BlogHer conference in Chicago. To be clear, it wasn't really at the conference per say, but more like "at the bar around the corner from the hotel where the conference was held." My oldest and dearest friend, Becky, will forever have my gratitude for buying a round and introducing me to my beer soul mate. Yes, I like it THAT much.
Summer Shandy is a seasonal brew and is described as a Weiss beer with lemonade. It's light, refreshing and surprisingly not really "beer-y" tasting. It's available in most states from April until August. I typically get a six-pack or two right before the end of August and save them in my "beer fridge" in the garage for September and October seeing as it's still regularly 100 degrees here in Texas.
Next time you're looking for a light, crisp beer to enjoy while soaking up the sunshine, might I suggest you crack open a Summer Shandy? And raise a toast to me for showing you the way to true happiness.