Rickard’s Shandy a Refreshing Summer Beverage



When I think of summer, there are few things that come to mind. Sitting on the back deck with my family and friends is one of them. We love being outside. I love looking out to my yard and seeing the kids enjoying the summer.  Add enjoying a tasty refreshing beverage to this and life is perfect!

I have never been much of a beer drinker myself but it has always been hubs drink of choice. I enjoy light beers, or citrus beers. Something a bit unusual is my thing. I knew when I heard about the Rickard’s Shandy that I needed to try it out. 



I really liked this Shandy. I found it was not heavy and the lemony taste was very nice. Perfect for the summer. To make it extra great, I enjoyed it under my new umbrella. We have to keep this redhead in the shade after all 🙂 


This umbrella is quite heavy but so stylish. Looks great on my deck. Heavy wooden pole with decorative top (unscrews in the middle for storage) , black shade and Rickard’s graphics on the umbrella. So excited to sit out back and enjoy a few more summer drinks under this. 


This time-honoured beverage has been mouthwateringly crafted by combining Rickard’s premium lager with classic lemonade. With a taste as refreshing as a dive in the lake, and as lively as a patio party, it’s the perfect complement to your favourite summer moments. Pairs well with seasonal dishes like grilled salmon—just be sure to serve with great weather and even better friends.

Available just for the summer the Rickard’s Shandy is great served with BBQ. 

Giveaway time! 

1 lucky Canadian is going to win an umbrella just like mine. Must be legal drinking age to enter. 


  1. FabFrankie says

    I love a Rickard's Shandy on a warm summer evening! Tastes so goooodddd!

  2. That is one gorgeous umbrella. I love Rickard's White. Looking forward to trying out the Shandy.
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  3. FabFrankie says

    I usually sip on Iced Coffee in the summer.

  4. I haven't tried it but I'm going to look for it this weekend as we are going camping.

  5. Sounds good – I don't like most beers, this just might be a compromise I could enjoy!

  6. Claire M says

    No, I haven't tried the Rickard's Sandy

  7. Claire M. says

    Cold water is my prefered beverage for summer

  8. Courtney says

    I haven't tried this yet, but I am intriuged!

  9. nope not yet, I've made my own before but haven't tried this one
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  10. I like anything cold and fruity, daquiris, sangria, wine, even a lime beer
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  11. I love Rickard's Red but haven't tried Rickard's Shandy yet!

  12. i haven't tried Rickards' Shandy yet.

  13. I absolutely LOVE Rickards Shandy!!! A really refreshing "beer" that doesn't taste sugar packed or like artificial lemons.

  14. deliberatemom says

    I've never had a Richard's Shandy yet. I'm going to have to try it out!

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  15. Not yet, but it sounds really good

  16. Lisa Robertson says

    Not yet but would like to try it now!! 🙂

  17. Lisa Robertson says

    Has to be Pina Colada!! Drink of summer for me until I try this one now

  18. Colleen K says

    No I haven't tried it yet!

  19. Undomesticgirl says

    I haven't as I am pregnant but its definitely on my list of new drinks to try once I am able to again

  20. Undomesticgirl says

    Fresh brewed iced tea

  21. Susan T. says

    I haven't tried it yet but I love lemonade and beer so it should be a hit!

  22. hmrcarlson says

    I haven't tried it yet!

  23. hmrcarlson says

    I am a pink lemonade in the summer person!

  24. No. I have not. Only Rickard's Red way back. Love the giveaway…. big time.

  25. At the moment – iced water with lemon or iced tea

  26. nenasinclair says

    No, I haven't yet tried Rickard's Shandy, but it sounds great on a hot day!

  27. nenasinclair says

    My summer drink of choice is a pina colada!

  28. I have never tried RIckard's Shandy

  29. I have never tried Rickard's Shandy.

  30. I like iced tea

  31. Doris Calvert says

    No I have not tried it yet!

  32. Doris Calvert says

    Summer non alcohol drink is Ice Capp from Tim Hortons, with is Paralyzer

  33. I haven't tried it yet but I plan on trying it on our next family get together

  34. No not yet but excited to try!

  35. My summer beverage choice is chilled wine..I add some grapes or strawberries and then I pay for it later

  36. I like lemonade but for alcohlic I like a Rickards Red Beer

  37. i have not but i look forward to it, hope they are at beerfest this weekend, its where they got me hooked on rickards white with orange

  38. I haven't tried it, but it sounds great! I'll keep an eye out for it.

  39. edmontonjb says

    I haven't tried it yet

  40. edmontonjb says

    My summer drink of choice is a Pina Colada

  41. Have not tried it yet.


    I have not tried it yet


    I love lemonade in the summer

  44. andrea amy says

    I haven't cause I don't really drink (one or two margaritas a year IF we get out to dinner without the kids) but my husband has and he enjoys it

  45. andrea amy says

    Since I am not a drinker, my summer drink of choice is actually cold water. Sometimes I like punch (half minute maid juice/half gingerale)

  46. Lee-Ann S says

    I have not tried Rickard’s Shandy yet.

  47. We have never tried Rickard's Shandy because it is not available in our local shop

  48. During the summer months I drink water throughout the day, if I want to drink anything else in the evening I would have some very very cold white wine

  49. Kristi Renout says

    No I haven't tried it yet.

  50. Julie G. says

    It's funny that you are posting this now, we just tried Rickard's Shandy last week-end

  51. Julie G. says

    My summer beverage of choice is iced tea

  52. I have not tried it yet. I have had other Rickard's

  53. Christy Martin says

    I picked up one to share and unfortunately it was not chilled enough! The first sip was really nice though.

  54. lori butler says

    no i haven't tried Rickards Shandy yet, but it's on the list now 🙂

  55. Sabrina T says

    No I haven't tried Rickards' Shandy yet

  56. Sabrina T says

    My summer beverage of choice is Sangria for the patio, beer after working in the yard, water for a refresher, lemonade to quench my thirst, iced tea for a treat.

  57. No I have not tried it yet.

  58. Ice water

  59. patricia says

    I love Ricards:)

  60. Julie bolduc says

    I have not tried it yet!!!!

  61. I could use one of these. Very nice looking as well.

  62. My favourite beverage of summer is….BEER!

  63. No, I have not tried it yet

  64. No, I have never tried Rickard's

  65. Karry Knisley says

    I have not tried it yet but hoping to next weekend

  66. Dianne Arsenault says


  67. Viv Sluys says

    My husband likes Rickards but I don''t think he;s tried this yet

  68. I have not had the privilege of trying Rickard's Shandy yet

  69. elaine bolduc says

    I have not tried it yet but I am willing 🙂

  70. elaine bolduc says


  71. never tried it. thanks

  72. fairykin says

    I love the Shandy so refreshing, bought a summer sampler pack, love the wheat beer too, my favorite summer drink is juice mixed with ice tea

  73. I haven't tried it yet.

  74. My favourite summer drink is lemonade.

  75. No I haven't tried Rickard's Shandy. I like beer and I like lemonade so I'm sure I'd like this.

  76. When it's hot hot hot outside, I love an ice cold beer.

  77. Lori Bazan says

    I haven't tried the Rickard's Sandy but I will soon! Thanks for the chance!

  78. Angela Mitchell says

    I haven't tried it yet:) But I'd love to!

  79. Angela Mitchell says

    Iced Tea is my favourite.

  80. Anu Chopra says

    No, I have not tried Rickard's Shandy.

  81. Michelle james says

    Summer drink for me is Mojitos !!

  82. Michelle james says

    Never tried Shandy, but now I want to. Love beer & love lemonade so sounds good

  83. Jennifer L. says

    No, I haven't tried it yet.

  84. Sound really good, I'm willing to try!

  85. judy dunn says

    have only tried Rickards Red and I cant do lemonades.

  86. Darlene Schuller says

    I haven't had the opportunity to yet!

  87. Judygrieve says

    Love ice tea!

  88. Darci P – Not yet but I would like to!

  89. Have not tried it yet but do like trying out different beers.

  90. No I didnt try yet but really curious about it 🙂

  91. My favorite drink during summer is Sangria and Bud light lime 🙂

  92. Michelle K says

    I haven't tried this yet, but it sounds good

  93. Michelle K says

    I usually have soda water with a bit of lemon

  94. no, I didn't even know this was available in stores! I am looking forward to trying it 🙂

  95. my summer beverage of choice is lemonade or a cold beer with a shot of lime

  96. I have not tried it yet!

  97. Iced cappuccino or frappucino

  98. scott macmillan says

    I tried a week ago and its a unique flavour.Very different.

  99. scott macmillan says

    I usually try to drink a wheat beer in the summer.

  100. Leah Lucas says

    I have not… I drink a lot of water when I am thirsty

  101. Leah Lucas says

    My summer beverage of choice is lemonade

  102. Debbie Armstrong says

    Smooth rather drink rickards then any other

  103. photomum says

    No I havn;t tried it yet.

  104. photomum says

    I like 'Growers" cider,or Perrier with lemon

  105. nicolthepickle says

    Not yet!

  106. I have not tried it yet and neither has hubby!!
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  107. fahlinstar says

    I have not tried it yet! But I would like too 😀

  108. fahlinstar says

    Im not gonna lie my fave summer beverage is Pepsi Slush 😀

  109. No I have not try it yet, but I'll have to sounds good

  110. JENNIFER HART says

    I have not tried the Richards Shandy yet.

  111. JENNIFER HART says

    My usual summer drink of choice is Tim's ice capp.

  112. sarah stickney says

    i have not tried it yet

  113. sarah stickney says

    iced coffee

  114. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    No I haven't tried it, I'm a coffee drinker day & night

  115. Elizabeth Matthiesen says

    I seem to have jumped this question by answering it in my first post. Coffee always!

  116. chris hoey says

    Only Rickard's Red way back. Love the giveaway…. big time.

  117. andrea s says

    haven't had the chance yet..

  118. I haven't tried it but I'm oh so curious!

  119. Celena Clause says

    I have not tried it yet, but after this post I'm interested! I love the flavoured beers for summer, like iced tea or lemonade.

  120. Celena Clause says

    My beverage of choice would be bud light lime

  121. Thomas Bellamy says

    I haven't tried it yet.

  122. Thomas Bellamy says

    Iced tea.

  123. Karin Dollery says

    No I would have to say No I have not tried the Rickard's Shandy, on my to do list though lol

  124. Karin Dollery says

    Iced Tea or a nice rum and coke with lime.

  125. great and refreshing

  126. Suzanne G says

    No I have not tried Rickard's Shandy yet

  127. Suzanne G says

    My summer beverage of choice is iced tea

  128. Joce Lyne says

    i haven't tried it yet, but look forward to it 🙂

  129. Joce Lyne says

    i like iced tea 🙂

  130. ladybuggz says

    I always thought it was " Shanty" not "Shandy, hum! learn something new every day!!

  131. No I have not yet tried it.

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  133. stephy905 says

    I haven't tried Rickard’s Shandy yet but it's definitely on my to do list.

  134. stephy905 says

    My usual summer beverage is Iced Tea, spiked or not.

  135. Cannot wait to sit on the deck and enjoy!

  136. Darlene Schuller says

    Lots of water, I love fresh lemonade, fruity drinks.

  137. Rickards brews great stuff!

  138. Rickards Red is one of my favorite beers, I will have to try the Shandy.
    Gorgeous umbrella, Work look great on the deck 🙂

  139. Cold Rickard's shandys are great in the back yard even if our old, holey umbrella has seen better days!

  140. Oh yeah, I wanna 'get right' with Rickards!

  141. I have tried the shandy after a hot afternoon.

  142. my normal Summer Drink is a tall Spicy ceasar.

  143. Have not tried it, but there is still lots of summer left to try it!

  144. I haven't tried Rickard's Shandy yet, but it's on my "try" list, for the summer!!

  145. My summer beverage of choice is water with lemon, or mojitos 🙂

  146. Have not tried the shandy yet

  147. Havn't tried it yet, didnt know it existed until your post 😉

  148. At the moment, love lemonade when its hot but need to switch to water to stay hydrated 😉

  149. Michele Davidson says

    Looking forward to trying it…

  150. I haven't tried their Shandy yet, but looking forward to it. Thanks for the giveaway!

  151. My summer beverage of choice is definitely Sangria ! Or an ice cold beer !

  152. Denise Klay says

    Sounds Delicious.

  153. I haven't tried a Rickards Shandy yet, but it's on my list! I love Rickards Red and White
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  155. beewbedard says

    No, I haven't tried the Rickard's Sandy

  156. beewbedard says

    I like lemonade

  157. Elaine Jasvins says

    No haven't tried it!

  158. I've never tried it.

  159. Christina Ferguson says

    I have not tried any of Rickard's products yet.

  160. Clifford says

    Yes I've had it at a friend's BBQ just recently and it is pretty good!

  161. Clifford says

    I like Iced tea or lemonade and a cold beer on the weekends.

  162. All my friends drink Shandy, so i always steal a sip or two.

  163. Veronica says

    Never tried it but I think my boyfriend would like it.

  164. Veronica says

    I like lemonade

  165. nikki robak says

    no I haven't tried it yet

  166. nikki robak says

    iced coffee is my summer beverage of choice

  167. Surso S. says

    havent tried this yet but i do

  168. theknitwitbyshair says

    Nope I haven't.
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  169. Melissa Avey says

    I have tried Rickards but not the Shandy 🙂

  170. Debbie Petch says

    Not yet, no.

  171. Debbie Petch says

    Icy cold lemonade.

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  173. ladybuggz says

    Love Rickards!!

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  175. nice umbrella!

  176. I have never tried it but citrus sounds interesting.

  177. Nope, I haven't tried this yet, but I would like to, as it sounds really good.

  178. Kim Tanti says

    My choice is Somersby cider.

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  180. Christy Martin says

    I like beer and tend to order Rickard's White with an orange slice when I am out in the summer.

  181. As a child, my mother always had a Shandy as a special treat!

  182. Wanda Bergman says

    I've never tried it but would like to.

  183. Wanda Bergman says

    Lemonade is my summer beverage of choice.

  184. would love to win this

  185. Cathy Eichler says

    Would love this umbrella. I need one!!

  186. wilson king says

    Not yet.

  187. I would love to try it!

  188. In the summer, I love blender drinks on the patio

  189. Amy Henderson says

    I have as yet not had the opportunity to taste Richard's Shanty, but I am going to real soon. Possibly today-why not.

  190. I love Rickards red on a hot afternoon!

  191. Heather A says

    I have not tried a Shandy yet, but sounds like just the thing for a hot summer day.

  192. No I haven't tried Rickard's Shandy yet!
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  193. Ice Cap is my favorite summer beverage.
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  194. Deb Dorrington says

    Yes I have and it is really good, it's my sister's new summer drink.

  195. Deb Dorrington says

    I drink iced tea or lemonade most days. I like a cold glass of Sangria in the evenings.

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