Wisconsin brewery Stevens Point has introduced a new beer: Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat.
“It’s the perfect summer brew for summer thirsts. What can be more fun than a nude beach?” said Joe Martino, Stevens Point Brewery Operating Partner. “Where and how you enjoy Point Nude Beach Summer Wheat is up to you. Clothing is optional.”
A company press release notes the beer is brewed with “au naturel” raw white wheat as well as traditional malted wheat and barley.
Wheat beers are among the best selling craft beers, and in the Midwest are the No. 1 craft beer style.
– Leinenkugel’s, also in Wisconsin, has brought back its Summer Shandy, which became the brewery’s best selling seasonal ever when it was originally introduced last year. The company describes it as “an adventurous blend of select malted wheat and barley, lemonade flavor and a hint of Wisconsin honey.”
A “shandy” (which is short for “shandygaff”), as it’s called in England and Germany, is typically a mixture of beer and soda or lemonade and has been enjoyed across Europe since the 17th century. Another variation of a shandy is the “radler” which is a German term for cyclist.