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Our Favorite Brewtails

Ya, we're not big cocktail fans either - but we love beer and love dressing dapper. Therefore we've compiled a list of our favorite beer cocktails (a.k.a. Brewtails) for you to enjoy Don-Draper-style, without sacrificing your Lumbersexual lifestyle.


The Black Velvet

5 oz. Irish stout beer
5oz. champagne
>>> Combine in glass and stir.

The Shandy

1 cup sugar
3 cups water
4 three inch strips opt lemon zest
1 cup lemon juice
2 mint sprigs
1 pale ale beer, chilled
>>> In a small saucepan bring sugar and 1 cup water to a boil, stirring until sugar is dissolved, and stir in zest. Cool sugar syrup to room temperature. Transfer syrup to a small pitcher and stir in remaining 2 cups water, lemon juice, and mint. Chill lemonade until cold. (Makes about 4 1/2 cups lemonade.) Pour 1/4 cup lemonade, or to taste, into each of 4 chilled beer glasses and top off with beer.

The Stout Diplomat

 1 oz. dark run, chilled
1/2 oz. sherry, chilled
6 oz. chocolate or regular stout, chilled
>>> Combine all ingredients (we recommend our tumbler) and mix lightly.

The Captain's Keg

1 oz. spiced rum
1 oz. guava nectar
1 oz. ruby red grapefruit juice
4 oz. light beer 
garnish with lime wheel
>>> Combine all ingredients except beer in a glass filled with ice. Top with beer, stir and garnish with lime wheel.