Thursday, August 27, 2009

Beer Cocktails ~ You Decide

i'm a geek of many colors: beer, scotch, rum, tequila, vodka, etc. i'm also a huge advocate the cocktail, classic especially, but also well crafted and thought-out modern cocktails. hold the energy drinks, sugar syrups, and other crap many will put in their cocktails. the fresher the better so that better be home-made bar syrup, fresh fruits, and new garnishes.

considering my ultimate geekhood, the London Grill's new Beer Cocktail menu is both intriguing, beguiling, and thirst-inducing.

but, are Beer Cocktails a bastardization of the beer istelf?

i don't per say view this as an abomination of the beers themselves because it is obvious, with the exception of Budweiser, they are utilizing the aromatic and quite tasty palates of some solidly performing craft beers. it's really not that different than artful beer blending which, once your start, you don't stop.

flying dog horn dog barleywine + dogfish head immort ale = beervana

i plan on going to Phillie for many reasons, and now i have a new one. prost!

(an original written work by Kristyn Lier. plagiarism is not tolerated)
(thanks to Beers of the World for the tip-off)

1 comment:

  1. Hi Kristyn, really interesting to hear your thoughts on beer cocktails. I work for an initiative in the UK called BitterSweet Partnership, set up by Molson Coors to address the fact women have been ignored by the UK beer industry and get more women enjoying beer – partially through new ways of enjoying beer such as beer cocktails. Have you had a chance to try any of them yet?

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