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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Los Feliz Michelada2 oz tomato juice (sangrita)
1/2 oz lime juice
Spice to desired heat (Tabasco, Valentina,etc)
Pour over favorite Mexican beer in salted rim Collins glass (pint or water glass will work), half ice, garnish with a lime.
1 part Brut Champagne
Fill an empty Collins glass part-way with a Guinness (or other stout beer), top with Champagne. Stir.
Pour 1 oz ultrasmoky single-malt Scotch, such as Ardbeg or Laphroaig, into a pint glass. Add 12 oz chilled Bud or other American pilsner.
Bee StingCombine equal parts beer and orange juice. A tangy brunch alternative to the Mimosa!
1.5 parts St-Germain
2 lemon wedges
Stir ingredients together in a pint glass filled halfway to the top with ice. Squeeze two wedges (or half a lemon) and submerge into glass. Impress revelers with savoir faire of refreshing cocktails de bière.