When it's really hot outside, beer mixes are the perfect thirst quencher. Since 1993, they no longer have to be prepared right in front of the customer as the new beer tax law allows German breweries to produce and bottle beer-based mixes themselves. However, beer mixes are not allowed to be considered as beer in its traditional sense because they are not produced according to the German Purity Law. Lemonade, orange lemonade, fruit juices, cola, apple juice spritzer, fruit and spice aromas – what’s mixed into the beer and in what ratio is up to the brewer, just like the choice of beer. Among the beer-based mixes the most popular are the shandy (German: “Radler”), a mixture of Pils or “Helles” (pale beer), the shandy sour (German: “saures Radler”), a mix of Pils or “Helles” and sparkling mineral water, the so-called “Russ”, which is wheat beer mixed with sparkling lemonade, or the “Colabier”, which – according to its name - is wheat beer mixed with cola. All of these beer-based mixes are usually mixed at a ratio of one to one.Currently trending - also in Franconia: organic beer-based mixed drinks and beer mixes with fruit juices, fruit liqueurs or beverages with refreshing fruit flavours, such as lime and mint. Especially the young generation of brewers enjoys being creative and experiment with flavours. You can currently order shandy, organic shady and “Gaasseidla” (dark beer, cola, and cherry liqueur) from our online shop – with an increasing selection to be expected.