This summer, some of us will be working on our 6-pack, while others will be, well…working on a 6-pack. One is way more fun than the other, especially with the right brew. We're hoptimistic that you'll love our recommendations!
The Beer: Mother Earth's Cali Creamin Creamsicle Ale
This cream ale is nostalgic and refreshing with a smooth, creamy mouthfeel that leaves tingly orange notes dancing with hints of sweet Madagascar vanilla. This beer is perfect for a day at the beach. California creamin' on such a summer's day! This novelty childhood beer also works well as a cocktail component!
The Drink: The Shandy Dandy
Combining beer with citrus juice is known as a Shandy and this beer already has the perfect citrus-y personality to play with!The Recipe:
- Half a can of the Ale
- 4 oz fresh lemon juice
- 2 oz dandelion, cinnamon, and chamomile simple syrup
Combine lemon juice and marinated simple syrup in a shaker with ice. Serve into a Collins glass over fresh ice, top with beer and garnish with lemon and cinnamon stick.
The Beer: Big Bad Baptist's Double Chocolate Double Peanut Butter Stout
This Imperial Stout is aged in whiskey barrels for a complex and distinguished flavoring of coffee, peanuts, and chocolatey goodness.
The Drink: Irish Black Russian
Combining this beer with other bitter-rich ingredients, while smoothing it out with sweetness is key. Here's our twist on Irish Black Russian.The Recipe:
- Half bottle of the stout
- 1.5 oz peanut butter fat-washed whiskey
- 1 oz kahlua
- 1 oz espresso
- 3 oz Cola
Stir whiskey, Kahlua, and espresso with ice, strain over fresh ice into a highball glass. Top with equal parts cola and stout.
The Beer: New Belgium Trippel Belgian Ale
This Belgian-style ale delivers smoothness with a sweet citrus kick off followed by some fuller-bodied bite. Made with Pilsner and Munich malts, it's bold and hoppy with a complex arrangement of textures and tastes!
The Drink: White Peach & Belgian Cockt-Ale
Showcasing the sharp citruses of the Trippel ale alongside sweeter fruits is the right move!The Recipe:
- Half bottle of the ale
- 2 oz Peach Schnapps
Simply pour the ale into a pint glass, add the shots, and top with OJ. Cheers!
The Beer: Resident Urbanite West Coast IPA
This craft IPA is full-bodied with a dry finish. It carries hints of melon, pineapple, and grapefruit. The artistic can is enough to buy it!
The Drink: Mango & Hab Beergarita
Beer goes really well with margaritas, especially citrus-centered ones. IPAs are already bold, so they support spice and tartness well.The Recipe:
- Half can of the IPA
- 2 oz fresh lime juice
- 2 oz fresh mango puree
- 1 oz habañero simple syrup
- 0.5 oz Triple Sec
Shake everything except the IPA and strain over crushed ice in a salt-rimmed margarita glass, topped with beer.
The Beer: Bourbon County Double Barrel Toasted Stout
This toasty, warm stout carries a unique marshmallow and oaky fruit finish, alongside the usual vanilla and caramel notes. It's aged for two years in toasted bourbon barrels for a smokey spiced result.
The Drink: Stout-Bourbia
Sangrias can be elevated with the right stout or bourbon — check this out!The Recipe:
- Bottle of the bourbon stout
- 10 oz bourbon-barrel aged Cabernet Sauvignon
- 4.5 oz champagne apple cider
- 2.5 oz OJ
- pear, cran, orange chunks
Combine all ingredients in a pitcher and pour over iced sangria glasses. Garnish with cinnamon and fruit.
Enjoy all these beers on their own for an authentic experience. Check them out at Chip's Liquor!