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Saugatuck Brewing Company's blueberry lemonade shandy returns for the season

Posted at 12:25 PM, Feb 25, 2021
and last updated 2021-02-25 12:25:27-05

SAUGATUCK, Mich. — If the relatively warm weather isn’t a sure sign that spring is on its way, Saugatuck Brewing Company has also announced the return of its blueberry lemonade shandy.

It’ll be available on store shelves and beer taps in early March, according to a news release Thursday.

Blueberry Lemonade Shandy takes over for Peanut Butter Porter, the brewery’s second packaged seasonal style which is available from September through February.

Saugatuck Brewing Company first started brewing Blueberry Lemonade Shandy in 2017 as a draft-only beer to be featured exclusively on tap at their pub in Douglas and at Michigan summer beer festivals.

However, by the end of that summer it was clear that the beer was a hit and would later move its way to the canning line.

“We wanted to do a simple shandy style for our pub,” said Michael Biddick, the brewery’s Michigan and Ohio sales director. “During one of our annual meetings, one of our sales team members suggested that we try blueberry. Turns out it was a dandy idea.”