This easily batched pitcher drink will be my barbecue go-to from here on out. It pairs fresh, vibrant IPA with a tangy pineapple shrub, sweetened with a little orgeat, an almond-tinged syrup that often appears in tiki drinks. The beer brings in a savory side—piney and herbal and bitter—that cuts through the cocktail and balances the richer elements.
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This beer cocktail is somewhat similar to a michelada, but with a secret savory ingredient: steak sauce. Fresh citrus and muddled bell peppers round out the drink.
Crisp, tart, and fresh-fruit ripe, this beer cocktail made with berries, Duvel, lemon, and gin has just the right amount of fizz to keep things interesting. On a sticky, sweaty day, it's a pleasure to have a mixologist's cocktail that's easy to make.
Kevin Schulz of Bridge Bar in Chicago tried a sour ale, vermouth, and Coke cocktail in LA that led him to create The Coked-Up Monk, his own "flip" on the concept, with the addition of an egg white fizz and whiskey.
A few weeks ago, head bartender Phil Vuong and his team launched a brand new beer cocktail menu at Brew Exchange in Austin. Shandies may dot beer menus around Austin, but this is the first complete beer cocktail menu that I've found in the city.
The Queequeg from The Drink is a rum punch named after a character in Moby Dick, and does its nautical namesake proud. The punch is made special thanks to the bottle of Cooper's Vintage Ale that's poured in just before serving. The beer's maltiness balances the sweetness of the rum and honey.
This spin on a traditional Black Velvet brings out the chocolaty side of stout. For a festive touch, add a hint of orange bitters and rub the rim of the glass with orange peel. If you're a fan of those foil-wrapped chocolate oranges, you may have just found your new favorite holiday drink.