It contains 4.7 percent alcohol, with minimal bitterness and sweetness, he said. Its a mild wheat ale blended with freshly made-in-house lemonade. Its a lighter, clean, very crisp flavor, Maier said, describing the shandy as a great lawn mower beer ideal for drinking with friends on a summer day. Because the shandy is a seasonal offering only available in the warmer months, it is often unavailable to appear in competitions, he said. For this years World Beer Cup, the deadline was closing just as the seasons first batch was getting finished the beer went in the bottle on a Wednesday and was due for submission that Friday, he said. I was literally pulling the bottles off the line, Maier said. The beer almost didnt make it to the show. The offering has been steadily growing in popularity with each season Maier said the batch size has been doubling every year. This year, the brewery made about 1,200 barrels of the shandy, which is now its best-selling beer, he said. The brew is available in package stores across Northeastern Pennsylvania, he said. Samples are also available at the brewerys new tasting room at 635 S. Main St., Pittston.