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Narragansett working on Del's Shandy

Is a Del's frozen lemonade-inspired Narragansett shandy destined for a store shelf near you in the near future? Probably.

A tweet yesterday from the account of Narragansett's Boston sales and marketing manager Peter Boyd (and later @GansettBoston, which it turns out is run by one Peter Boyd) set the New England beer world abuzz with the possibility of the release of the lemony drink.

A PR representative for the company confirmed to me Thursday that the news being in the works was indeed true, but Narragansett CEO Mark Hellendrung tells me the talk is "premature" until the company tweaks the recipe and receives government approval. If all goes well, the beverage, a combination of ‘Gansett’s award-winning lager with Del’s lemon concentrate, will be released sometime in April. It will be sold in six-packs of 16-ounce tallboy cans and weigh in around 5 percent alcohol by volume.

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