Public Coast Brewing Co. Debuts Its First Shandy

Public Coast Brewing Co. Debuts Its First Shandy

Cannon Beach’s popular brewery releases Blueberry Fields Forever Shandy using blueberries from sister property, Public Coast Farm

CANNON BEACH, Ore. (June 3, 2024) – Public Coast Brewing Co. has released its first shandy, Blueberry Fields Forever Shandy, a refreshing wheat ale blending tangy lemon notes with juicy blueberries harvested from the brewery’s sister property, Public Coast Farm. Originating from Britain, a Shandy is a beer cocktail made by mixing beer (usually a pilsner or lager) with a citrus-flavored beverage such as lemonade or lemon-lime soda, providing the inspiration for this new brew. Instead of mixing the beer with fruit flavors during the pouring process, Blueberry Fields Forever Shandy was actually brewed with Lemondrop hops, lemon puree, and Public Coast Farm blueberry puree to yield fruit-forward notes. 

“We’re thrilled to be celebrating the arrival of summer with our first-ever shandy, the Blueberry Fields Forever,” said Ben Christianson, Public Coast’s brewer. “This new brew is bright and refreshing – as well as aromatic and balanced, with tart lemon and ripe blueberries from our very own Public Coast Farm. It’s a delightful beverage that evokes sunny days spent on the Oregon coast.”

An American wheat beer with 5.4% ABV, Blueberry Fields Forever Shandy was brewed with a combination of 2 row, wheat malt, flaked wheat, American Wheat Yeast, Willamette Hops, lemondrop hops, lemon puree and blueberry puree made from more than 420 pounds of blueberries from Public Coast Farm. 

Public Coast Farm blueberries are included in numerous items at Public Coast Brewing, both in beers and in the kitchen: the seasonal Public Coast Brewing Blueberry Wheat Ale, Public Coast Brewing Hard Seltzer and Blueberry-Honey Vinaigrette. Blueberries are also incorporated in seasonal dishes and drinks at the Stephanie Inn including the Blueberry Bellini welcome drink upon check-in, Spiced Blueberry Chutney, and Blueberry Scones.

Blueberry Fields Forever Shandy is available on tap at the Public Coast brewpub in Cannon Beach as well as 16 oz four packs. 

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About Public Coast Brewing

Located just 70 miles west of Portland in Cannon Beach, Ore., Public Coast Brewing is named after the only true public coastlines in America: the Oregon Coast. The brewery features a 10bbl Brewhouse with two 30-barrel fermenters, two 20-barrel fermenters, and four 10-barrel fermenters. Public Coast Brewing also offers fresh and delicious fare from local farms and ranches, including their own – Public Coast Farm. Boasting a large pet-friendly patio, large community-style outdoor fire pit, and an open brewhouse easily viewed from the bar, Public Coast Brewing offers a relaxed and welcoming spot for the whole family. For more information please visit,

About Public Coast Farm

Oregon’s historic Route 26, known to Portlanders as the Sunset Highway, has welcomed generations of families traveling to and from the coast on its forested byway. Now Public Coast Farm sits on that very route, straddling West Dairy Creek at the base of the Coastal Range, on a 40-acre site lush with blueberry bushes, beehives, fruit orchards and hops. The farm is fertile ground for the farm’s sister properties – the Stephanie Inn and Public Coast Brewing Co. – each of which incorporates Public Coast Farm’s fresh ingredients into delicious dishes and seasonal beers.