Burnt City Brewing Introduces Retrofit Lime Radler


CHICAGO — After announcing its three flagship beers in cans on the market last month, Chicago-based Burnt City Brewing celebrates the release of its summer seasonal, Retrofit lime radler, featuring Key lime juice and available now. Canned in Burnt City Brewing’s production facility on the South Side of Chicago, the Retrofit lime radler adds to the three flagship beers—Dick the Butcher pale ale, Face Melter hibiscus IPA, and Balloon Boy farmhouse wheat ale—available for distribution by Burnt City Brewing.

“We typically make beers on the drier end, and we wanted this radler to follow suit,” Burnt City Co-Founding Brewer John Saller says. “We use real Key lime juice in the beer, which gives it a tart, light flavor—and almost a cinnamon or warm spice note in the background—while lowering the ABV to make this beer extremely sessionable.”

Retrofit Lime Radler (3.7% ABV)

Delicious and refreshing, the session ale Retrofit Lime Radler is brewed with Key lime juice, making it ideal for warm weather and any outdoor activities imaginable. Less sweet than other radlers and shandys on the market, The Retrofit can last all day.

Retrofit lime radler is available in six-packs of 12-ounce cans ($9.99 suggested retail), as well as 1/2 BBL and 1/6 BBL kegs. Burnt City’s current distribution area includes Chicagoland, Northern Illinois, Northern Indiana, and Alabama. For more information on Burnt City, visit www.burntcitybrewing.com.


Burnt City Brewing crafts nuanced beer for Chicago and beyond, celebrating in every pint the spirit of perseverance that is so deeply rooted in the city’s history. Founding Brewers John and Ben Saller create inventive year-round offerings, seasonals, and special releases with an emphasis on quality ingredients. Burnt City Brewing cans beer out of its production facility (825 E. 99th St.; 773.360.5233) in the Pullman neighborhood on the South Side and workshops new ideas at the brewpub and bowling alley (2747 N. Lincoln Ave.; 773-295-1270) in the heart of Lincoln Park. Hours for the brewpub and bowling alley are Monday-Thursday 5-11 p.m., Friday 5 p.m.-2 a.m., Saturday 12 p.m.-2 a.m., and Sunday 12 p.m.-11 p.m. For more information on the brewery and its distribution, visit www.burntcitybrewing.com, and follow on Twitter and Instagram.