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Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by wmcconvi, Feb 29, 2012.

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  1. haschauer

    haschauer Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Wisconsin

    not beer related per se but I like putting some red stag honey tea in hard apple cider.
  2. rundocrun

    rundocrun Initiate (0) Oct 1, 2010 Iowa

    Well, now I have to. That's like saying "whatever you do, do NOT mix mentos and diet coke"
  3. Devi0us

    Devi0us Initiate (0) May 3, 2011 California

    I added about 1/3 shot of PVW 23 year to a 2010 Abyss and it was off the chains...

  4. kylelenk

    kylelenk Initiate (0) Apr 17, 2012 Michigan

    I enjoy Southern Tier Creme Brulee but it is quite pricey and only available in the summer. The other day, for the hell of it, I put a little bit of Smirnoff Caramel Vodka in Bells Expedition Stout and the flavor was spot on.
  5. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    Swirl a shot of Jim Beam Black (double aged) in an oversized Duvel Tulip. Dump it into a separate shot glass. Fill Duvel w BCBS. Give the shot to a hot chick. Sip slowly....not her.
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  6. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

  7. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

    BCBS with Pumking. The bourbon and spice of the pumking really meshed well....especially for this time of year!

    I also have downed a few chambord n stouts.
  8. VncentLIFE

    VncentLIFE Meyvn (1,417) Feb 16, 2011 North Carolina
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    My friend homebrewed a breakfast stout. Then I added a bit of Woodford. It was a hit.
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  9. MarcatGSB

    MarcatGSB Initiate (0) Jan 8, 2011 Michigan

    Two Hearted Buffalo. I've been pouring these for years at our bar. One shot of Buffalo Trace bourbon, filled with 14 ounces of Bell's Two Hearted on tap. Absolutely amazing.
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  10. MagillaGriller

    MagillaGriller Initiate (0) Aug 20, 2012

    You are a trailblazer ....onward ..MUSH!! (to the team of Huskies)
  11. Danny1217

    Danny1217 Champion (850) Jul 15, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    Irish carbombs.
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  12. jbck109

    jbck109 Aspirant (267) May 30, 2010 Michigan
    Beer Trader

    Oberon with absolute oranj, good in the summer, for me its an improvement on oberon. I used to work at a bar, and a bartender friend of mine just started throwing it in there, so I didnt come up with it but do enjoy it.
  13. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio


    How did u know it was me?

    Try it!!
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  14. itsthepleats

    itsthepleats Initiate (0) Mar 19, 2012 Ohio

  15. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I can only find the standard version :slight_frown: I did enjoy this mix though

  16. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2010 Virginia

    That's one expensive drink.....
  17. BourbonDork

    BourbonDork Initiate (0) Sep 15, 2010 Virginia

    I've got bourbon.....I've got beer......time to put on the lab coat....
  18. bleakies

    bleakies Disciple (379) Apr 11, 2011 Massachusetts

    I don't experiment with adding spirits to beer because for the most part I don't like spirits, but my sweetheart has begun adding a shot of blueberry vodka to a pint of Cisco Grey Lady witbier at every opportunity.
  19. Immortale25

    Immortale25 Poo-Bah (3,020) May 13, 2011 North Carolina
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  20. Skoallrebel

    Skoallrebel Initiate (0) Sep 6, 2012

    i cringe at beer cocktails. I think its an abomination especially with craft beer.
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  21. Schwerzpunkt

    Schwerzpunkt Initiate (0) Oct 9, 2012

    I personally have never mixed them myself. Though, just like with rimming a glass, if it was a beer I've already had a few times, I'd give it a try.
    Also at a party, I have had a punch made with Sam Smith's Oatmeal Stout.
    Then, there was the time when my friend mixed blueberry whiskey with Stone IPA. I knew it was going to taste awful...just like some nasty cough medicine.
  22. devlishdamsel

    devlishdamsel Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2009 Washington

    Personally i think beer cocktails are best for beer that would otherwise taste not so great alone or that was lacking in flavor altogether. However stout mixes pleasantly with a lot of things. It is good with ice cream and Kahlua and I'm told it mixes well with raspberry lambic. I personally always took corona and mixed it with lime, pineapple juice and salt ( considering its not acceptable by itself). A local bar also commonly has a menu, where they mix two beers together. It is actually quite tasty sometimes!
  23. Aye

    Aye Aspirant (239) Jul 21, 2011 United Kingdom (England)

    Just the usual combos:

    Old and bitter = a ma in law
    Old and mild = a grandmother
    Old and stout = a grandad
    Light and bitter = a lion bitter or half and half
    Stout and bitter = Maccy tan, black n tan or special
    Lager and cider = a snakebite
    Barleywine and Guinness = Blacksmith
    Barleywine and rum = Dragons blood
  24. MarkJBurch

    MarkJBurch Initiate (0) Jun 24, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Well first I ask my bartender to pour half a shot of Jameson's Irish Whiskey and have him top it off with some Bailey's Irish Cream. Next, I order a pint of Guiness...
  25. brewandstew

    brewandstew Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2008 Maryland

    Anyone have experience with beer cocktails?

    What's your go-to beer centric flip? Your favorite blend with say a porter that has slight smoke notes?

    I searched the forum for a specific beer cocktail thread to no avail. Hoping to connect with some other BAers who have some expertise in this area.

  26. brewandstew

    brewandstew Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2008 Maryland

    Have any idea how the amount of hops/ steeping time for the infusion? I imagine 3 to 4 days with an ounce or two of whole cone hops for a 750ml bottle of vodka would be sufficient. The cocktail recipe sounds awesome!
  27. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    I probably drink more Dragon's Milk with ~2oz of Rye Turkey or Bulleit than without. Guinness draft is also a great option if you want the whiskey to really shinne. Bigfoot is a great choice too, but I personally would only do this with a 3-4month or older bottle. I was incredibly tempted to play with Founders Doom, but before I knew it, they were gone :wink: Maybe someday..
  28. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    I would guess that 2-4 weeks+ would be best. Never tried myself, but I have used vodka and stronger liquors to make infused drinks and tinctures. 2oz/750mL will probably leave you with a very green, very hoppy tincture.
  29. Dreizhen

    Dreizhen Aspirant (263) Jun 6, 2013 District of Columbia

    Current favorite: French 75 (gin, sugar, lemon, topped w/ Champagne) but sub the Champagne for Cantillon Kriek or another Kriek Lambic.
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  30. jRocco2021

    jRocco2021 Disciple (351) Mar 13, 2010 Wisconsin
    Beer Trader

    I've put some eldester aventinus in regular aventinus before I also once added eldester aventinus to a vintage aventinus from 2005 last year. Next up is adding it to their eisbock.
  31. trbergman

    trbergman Defender (664) Nov 17, 2006 England

    It's also great with Campari.

    Another good one: Firestone Double Jack and Carpano Antica Vermouth.
  32. brewandstew

    brewandstew Initiate (0) Jun 8, 2008 Maryland

    In my experience, infusions with fresh produce like cucumbers, fresh ginger, berries, lemon peel etc... do not need more than 2 weeks. I am going to test with one ounce of cascade pellets for one week. Will report back on the findings.
  33. bobv

    bobv Meyvn (1,478) Feb 3, 2009 Vermont
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    The recipe was from Crop Bistro and Brewery in Stowe. They had glass containers with spigots that held 2-3 gal. The containers were filled with fresh hops, and then filled with Smirnoff. I'm pretty sure they waited 2-3 days. The hops were left in after that. I tried the hop-infused vodka on its own and my throat closed up! So intense!
  34. Javi_bobby

    Javi_bobby Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 California

    Beer & Liquor perfect combination for a great night and a bad Hangover
    gotta love it
  35. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    If I want a cocktail, I just drink a cocktail. If I want a beer, I just drink beer. I have never wanted a beer cocktail. Same can be said for whisky, bourbon, and most other non-hop/malt flavored beers.

    My wife got rocked on her birthday one year drinking Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout with a shot of vanilla stoli added.
  36. TonyJ815

    TonyJ815 Disciple (397) Apr 3, 2013 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I've never been ballsy enough to attempt to ruin a good beer.
  37. ediaz

    ediaz Aspirant (211) Nov 23, 2011 Florida
    Beer Trader

    I took Bells Expedition, added some Bells double cream stout, and splashed some woodford. Needless to say, it did not taste like blacknote.
  38. Haydn-Juby

    Haydn-Juby Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2012 Vermont

    I'm thinking of doing this with a home brewed stout and some Buffalo Trace. About how much bourbon would it be recommendable to put in the beer? Are we talking teaspoons or ounces?
  39. StLeasy

    StLeasy Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2013 Illinois

    Most of my experience is with using the hop's cousin, and that most certainly benefits from either simmering or longer steeping. Too long, and the flavor actually suffers (IMO), as the ethanol extracts a lot of chlorophyll and other plant matter, giving it a "greener" taste rather than a "dank" (terpene-heavy) taste. I am amending my original post now to include that.
    In any case, report back! :slight_smile: Eager to hear how it works out for you.
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