Traveler Beer Co. Illusive Traveler Shandy
Shandies have been around for a long time, originating in the pubs of England when bartenders would mix a local wheat ale or lager with a bright spritz of lemon flavored soda. These made for highly refreshing summertime drinks to quench the thirsts of those pursuing the latest craze: Bicycling.
The Traveler Beer Company is a part of the Boston Beer Co. subsidiary Alchemy & Science’s portfolio of brands. As one of those niche-focused labels they do one thing: produce bottled and canned shandies.
Traveler’s beers aren’t blends of beer and soda like the aforementioned beer cocktails, but instead ales brewed to recreate that classic flavor set
Their Illusive Traveler is a beer that inserts grapefruit alongside the lemon flavors and is a sweet drink with a splash of grapefruit tart. It’s like a mild hefeweizen with a twist of grapefruit juice stirred into a sugary lemon soda and perfect to sip after a long day spent on a bike or any activity spent in the hot summer sun.