Beer is a staple of any fun gathering. It can be sweet or bitter and unless it's a stout, it is always bubbly. Beer lovers have been adding lime and ice or hot pepper sauce to their brews for years. A mixture of beer and a non-alcoholic beverage is called a 'shandy.' Bartenders introduced beer cocktails bigtime in 2013 and the trend shows no signs of slowing down. With the growing popularity of Craft Beers, we can look forward to more involved cocktails to be mixed from all types of beer and lagers. Visit thedrinksbusiness.com website for their Top Ten Beer Cocktails. Let us know what your favorite beer cocktails are.
SAMPLES OF BEER COCKTAILS:
Black and Tan--this drink is made from a blend of pale ale & a dark beer such as stout.
Black Velvet--stout with some sparkling wine or champagne.
Boilermaker – glass of beer with a shot of whiskey.
Gentleman--a shot of 151 proof rum dropped into a glass of stout.
Hangman's Blood--Porter combined with brandy, gin and rum.
Lunch Box--beer mixed with orange juice and Amaretto.