Beer Cocktails

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  1. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (409) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    I like adding a shot of W.L. Weller 12 year old to quads and RIS, but I like adding a shot of it to a good sarsaparilla better, and adding a shot of it to my Sunday morning cup of coffee is the best!
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  2. SirRainboom

    SirRainboom Initiate (0) Jul 27, 2014 Germany

    I do enjoy beer with mead. I'm still experimenting which beer works "best" with mead and in which quantities. (although I'm ruling out the really hoppy beers because I think the flavors would conflict too much)

    So far I've tried a few generic supermarket beers, a Heather Ale and Witbier. The Heather Ale has worked really good so far.
  3. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (226) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    I normally consider the practice of beer cocktails heresy, but after much reflection and a bit of experimentation I have concluded that the only acceptable way to consume those Lindemans fruit "lambics" is by mixing them with something else. Preferably the raspberry mixed with a shot of vodka.
  4. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Initiate (0) May 25, 2014 Maryland

    There was a bar I used to go to in Salisbury, MD that served Evolution's ESB with a shot of Jack in it. They call it a bitter bastard. Really good stuff
  5. ClavisAurea

    ClavisAurea Meyvn (1,029) Jul 4, 2008 New York

    My wife is from South Dakota and drinks a regional beer cocktail called a "Red Beer". It is a mixture of a generic American Pilsner, V8 (or tomato juice) and olives with some of their brine. I informed her that a red beer is typically an Irish red however she insists that hers is the real "Red Beer". I got to thinking what other beer cocktails may be out there. Anyone know of some good ones?
  6. e34john

    e34john Initiate (0) Jul 22, 2013 California

    Make her some micheladas
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  7. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (409) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    This one is called The Burnout:

    1 can Old Milwaukee
    2 oz. Skol vodka
  8. Redneckwine

    Redneckwine Disciple (304) Dec 3, 2013 Washington

    I always like beer-itas quite a bit. I don't have a recipe for you, but basically pick any AAL and throw it in a blender with tequila, margarita mix (frozen limeade if you're feeling ghetto fabulous), a splash of orange liqueur of your choice (Grand Marnier/Cointreau/triple sec), and ice. The beer adds a nice dimension to an ordinary margarita.
  9. Dupage25

    Dupage25 Aspirant (226) Jul 4, 2013 Antarctica

    Don't try Southern Tier Creme Brulee and Southern Tier Warlock. Waste of a perfectly good bottle of Creme Brulee.

    The various fruit "lambics" that Lindemans makes (the hyper-sweet non-sour ones) pretty much have no use beyond cocktails. Framboise with a shot of vodka is dangerously well-hidden. I've also tried it with Cassis, which doesn't work quite as well.
  10. beerded_drunk

    beerded_drunk Aspirant (203) Aug 30, 2013 Pennsylvania

    a black and tan (pale ale or lager and stout or porter) is about as exciting as my beer cocktails go !!!!!!
  11. Beef_Curtains

    Beef_Curtains Devotee (471) Oct 14, 2013 Ohio

    I've made an Old Fashioned with a little bit of pumpkin ale mixed in. Worked pretty well.
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  12. smanson56

    smanson56 Meyvn (1,063) Feb 15, 2014 New Hampshire
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    Isn't mixing anything with beer against the pure food and drug act.
  13. Nlawrence301

    Nlawrence301 Initiate (0) Sep 26, 2013 Maryland

    I recently made a schlafly pumpkin cocktail. I made a simple syrup out of the beer, sugar, cinnamon sticks, nutmeg and all spice. The recipe goes as follows
    1oz of GM
    1 oz of whipped cream vodka
    Three dashes of pumpkin simple syrup
    One dash of fresh lemon juice
    Shaken and strained over ice into shaker pint, and topped off with schlafly pumpkin on draft
    Garnished with an orange zest and cinnamon stick

  14. JackXCI

    JackXCI Initiate (0) Mar 7, 2013 North Carolina

    I was wondering if anyone else enjoyed an occasional beer cocktail. The only one I will drink is westbrook gose with a shot of tequila with a splash of orange juice and a squeeze of Lime. I am just wondering if there are any other cocktails worth trying. I know it sounds odd but it is extremely delicious.
  15. mikepcarney

    mikepcarney Initiate (0) Oct 28, 2009 Ohio

    Dublin Iced Coffee:
    • 2 oz. strong cold-brew coffee
    • 2 oz. stout (Guinness)
    • 1½ oz. Irish whiskey
    • ¾ oz. simple syrup
    • 1/2 ounce heavy cream
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  16. Ale_Dog

    Ale_Dog Initiate (0) May 13, 2014 New York

    It's a Bloody Mary- exchange the alcohol for beer. Amazing! A great way to make use of a mediocre beer on a Sunday morning.
  17. ArkansasTraveller

    ArkansasTraveller Initiate (0) Aug 4, 2014 Arkansas

    We called those Beery Marys back in high school. Good times. haha.

    The only time Ill mix beer and liquor in the same glass now is once in a while Ill add a splash of whatever bourbon I have to a stout or porter. Especially if its a stout or porter I've never tried, and just bought a 6 pack of, and find that Im not very fond of the beer by itself. Sometimes the bourbon helps.
  18. Tripel_Threat

    Tripel_Threat Poo-Bah (2,583) Jun 29, 2014 Michigan
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    Stouts seem to be good for cocktails. I like to drop a shot or two of Grand Traverse Cherry Vodka in a Chocolate Stout every now and again.
  19. KarmicSkrambl8

    KarmicSkrambl8 Disciple (377) Dec 21, 2014 California

    Jameson/JD Honey Whiskey...with any fine stout (stronger/darker the better)

    but sipping a truly fine Scotch and following it with a beauty like Ol raspy or Narwhal.....sweet bliss
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  20. TankerSteve

    TankerSteve Initiate (0) Nov 9, 2014 Washington

    I get these at a Mexican grocery store. Pour some Pacifico in there and you're golden.
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  21. Anaxagoris

    Anaxagoris Initiate (0) Sep 14, 2014 Washington

    Steigl Radler with a shot of tequila. We call it a donkey punch
  22. almostjay

    almostjay Initiate (0) May 24, 2008 Virginia

    Beer cocktail is...

    not for me.
  23. Beervana

    Beervana Zealot (594) Apr 15, 2014 British Columbia (Canada)

    Mikropolis in Copenhagen kind of specializes in this. A few of my favourites that I've had there:

    The Dr. Pepper (rum, cherries, black pepper, stout)
    The Mandela (vodka, stout (best w/ Vanilla Shake), lightly whipped cream)
    Spontanfizz (fruit lambic, vodka, and lemon)
  24. j47paco

    j47paco Initiate (123) Dec 19, 2010 California

    Ha! Well played...
  25. Canada_Dan

    Canada_Dan Champion (889) Jun 14, 2013 Colorado

    I'm genuinely reviled by the idea but this is beer advocate after all, I suppose even a "beer cocktail" advocates for our cause versus wine, spirits etc.
  26. jaybags

    jaybags Aspirant (216) Mar 16, 2012 Michigan

    sounds like a bunch of bitches in here
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  27. WiscoTerr

    WiscoTerr Aspirant (246) Feb 20, 2014 Colorado

    Why? We're constantly asking our brewers for new flavors and ask them to be creative. We ask for our beers in wine, bourbon, gin, rum and tequila barrels. There will be really good cocktails, and bad ones, just like our beer.
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  28. MrIncognito

    MrIncognito Initiate (0) Jan 30, 2008 Virginia

    I've wanted to do the stout/lambic mix for awhile now but have not yet done so. I posted this in another forum previously but I've added aged rum to the last third of a spicy pumpkin beer (Ichabod Grandall) and it was stellar. Tried it later with Southern Tier Robust Porter and it fell a bit flat
  29. twb0392

    twb0392 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2014 Wisconsin

    My wife likes Guinness and black currant; but I prefer my beer to taste like beer.
  30. CIBoy10

    CIBoy10 Initiate (0) Nov 13, 2012 Alabama


    I'm sorry, but they are delicious :wink:
  31. LordofWord

    LordofWord Initiate (112) Dec 15, 2014 Oregon

    Chelada, you mean. Expect a cease and desist letter from A-B InBev.
    (I prefer the Picante version in the 25-ounce can, by the way. Brings out the Clamato a bit more.)
  32. 203PH

    203PH Initiate (51) Jun 25, 2014 Connecticut

    Had a Bloody Christmas morning. I would suggest using the booziest tasting IPA you can find.
  33. misternebbie

    misternebbie Initiate (0) Aug 24, 2014 Pennsylvania

    I remember when every third guy in the bar was drinking Boilermakers
  34. LegitCraftBeer

    LegitCraftBeer Aspirant (225) May 2, 2014 Illinois

    Sounds like a recipe crafted in Charleston, IL.
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  35. offthelevel_bytheplumb

    offthelevel_bytheplumb Devotee (409) Aug 19, 2013 Illinois

    You're on the right track, but DeKalb is the correct answer.
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  36. myuncle

    myuncle Aspirant (269) Mar 17, 2012 Illinois

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