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Sep 10, 2011 05:50 PM

Where to find German Radler in Ottawa/Toronto?

I've checked the beer store, checked LCBO and I can't find Radler anywhere?

Not even Becks Lemon flavour.

FYI: Radler is German half beer, half lemonade and is delicious!

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  1. I don't think it is available as a bottled product in Ontario. The closest thing I've seen is the Schofferhofer grapefruit/beer mix which is at the LCBO from time to time. Why not make your own - i.e. buy some German beer and some lemonade and mix? This is called panache in some places like Switzerland and also parts of southern Germany.

    1. Having just returned from Munich I was thinking the same thing. The LCBO used to carry Hacker Pschorr Edel Hell which would have been perfect for blending. Now they're listing a beer I haven't tried, Spaten Original Munich Beer, which might do the trick.

      1. i've searched a well and there isn't any.
        I've got 1 can of Gosser Radler my daughter brought back from Austria for my sitting in my fridge and she loves the stuff and would love to have it here too.

        Waterloo has a radler called Radler Mass available at most LCBOs, but its not very good once you've had the real deal.

        Also Bohmer Cafe on Queen offers their own Radler in house.

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        1. re: BeanerSchitzl

          Do they have Becks Lemon sold anywhere? They have Becks but no lemon

        2. Don't know where to buy it to take home, but Biermarkt has Austrian Stiegel Radler on their beer list. Had it a few weeks ago for the first time and love it!

          1. After visiting Germany a few weeks ago, I really wanted to find a radler here as well. Waterloo Brewery makes one, but, honestly, I wasn't all that happy with it. However, I've gotten much better results by just buying German (or German style) beer, and mixing them half and half with the glass bottled Italian lemonade you often find in the soft drinks section in grocery stores.