In addition to the fantastic cocktails Ashley shared, I also came upon a few others that I thought I'd try. The Birds and the Brews was the first of two that were shared with me by Vanberg & DeWulf, an importer of Belgian beers located in Cooperstown. This importer was an instrumental partner in bringing a "Beertails" seminar to this year's Tales of the Cocktail. This 'tail (and the one on the next page) were both mixed up (shaken, more precisely) at that seminar.
The original recipe called for:
1.5 oz HUM Botanical Rum
1 oz Fresh Lime Juice
0.5 oz Honey Syrup
1.5 oz Strong Brewed Rare Tea Cellars Gingerbread Dreams Rooibos Tea
5 oz Chilled Saison Dupont
We used a generic rum, replaced the honey syrup with regular old honey and substituted a ginger tea for the one suggested. Combine and shake everything but the beer (we went with the Dupont), pour over ice and top with the Saison. While a bit heavy on the ginger (which may have been a repercussion of changing up the recipe), it was still pretty refreshing and delicious.