My final beer cocktail was inspired by IPA Day, which was August 2. The Damrak IPA Spritz comes from Jacob Grier, a bartender and cocktail consultant from Portland, Ore. I stole this one from the IPADay.org website but it was well worth the effort.
The recipe calls for:
1 oz Damrak Gin
1/2 oz Aperol or Campari
1/2 oz lemon juice
As usual, we couldn't find the exact brand of gin mentioned so we went with another brand (which means this is really just a "Gin IPA Spritz") and we chose Campari over Aperol. We also went with 5 oz of a Goose Island IPA. Combine all ingredients except the IPA in a glass with rocks then top with the IPA and stir. It's a nice, citrussy combination complementing the bite of the hops. While not my favorite of the bunch, it was a great example of a well-balanced concoction. I do have to admit that I'm typically not a gin fan.