June 21 may mark the official start of summer, but it's been heating up around these parts for the last few weeks now and we've been gravitating toward the cold brews to quench our thirst. But rising temperature is no reason to give up on cocktails entirely this season! We thought it'd be a good time to revisit some of these beer-based drinks, while discovering new ones, to work double duty in keeping you refreshed in the months ahead.

And don't worry, these aren't going to recall bad memories of certain shot-in-glass beverages like the Irish Car Bomb and its faux Japanese cousin, the Sake Bomb. There are a lot of great ways to enjoy beer and cocktails together with taste - and not necessarily intoxication (no chugging) - in mind.

Don't forget to tell us what your favorite beer-based cocktails are!

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