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As classic as fireworks on the Fourth of July, New Sweden, Blonde Ale is rooted in the American tradition of brewing. The name pays homage to a time when our area was called “New Sweden” and attracted over a million immigrants to the new world. We brewed this beer to attract the millions of non-craft drinkers to explore the new world of craft brewing. 

Our New Sweden is known for its simplicity, making it an easy-drinking beer that is not only visually appealing but deliciously welcoming. 

New Sweden, Blonde Shandy 

Our Shandy version is a fun, refreshing variation of our signature Blonde Ale. Shandies have been around since before the 19th century. On a hot summer day, one could find pubs across Europe and America serving these delicious blends of blonde ale and lemonade to make a remarkable refreshing beer. 

Food Pairings

New Sweden Blonde Ale and Blonde Shandy best to pair her with lighter foods such as chicken and salmon and delicate Italian dishes such as spaghetti and meatballs. Middle Eastern dishes like falafel and hummus, as well as salads, are all great choices too. As for seafood, whitefish and lightly flavored sushi pair well. This beer style also works well with Monterey Jack or nutty cheeses, such as Asiago, Gruyere and Parmesan, as well as desserts that are on the sweeter or tart side.


Suggested Foods: Grilled Chicken or Sushi

Cheese: Asiago or Monterey Jack Cheese

Desserts: Key Lime Pie or Lemon Custard Tart


Glassware & Serving Temperature

Tulip—This type of glassware is best for strong-flavored, malty craft beers


Best served at 45-50°F

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