Victory Brewing Co.’s newest beer is named after the German word for cyclist.
The beer is Cage Radler, a 3 percent ABV lager brewed with tettnang mittelfrueh hops, pilsner malts and lemons. The original railer was invented in 1922 when the owner of a Bavarian inn named Franz Xaver Kugler ran out of beer and added lemon-lime soda to a dunked lager to serve to some thirsty cyclists.
“Addressing our consumers’ thirst for quality and innovation is our pleasure and we expect to deliver plenty of summertime pleasure with this release,” said Bill Covaleski, Victory’s president and brewmaster, in a press release. “Ready to enjoy with all outdoor activities, Cage Radler, delivers quenching flavor and on-the-go convenience with cans as well as bottles.”
According to a press release, Cage Radler will be packaged in six-packs of 12-ounce cans ($9.99) and will also be one of two new offerings included in Victory’s Summer Selection’s variety 12- pack. The new beer scheduled to be shipped to retailers in the Downingtown, Pa.-based brewery’s 37-state distribution footprint starting on May 1.