The cocktail experience definitely opened my eyes to the possibilities that beer gives and how other flavors can really enhance my favorite hops. I'm excited to find one of these recipes at a cocktail bar sometime soon. Ashley notes that several bars have already made an art out of the beer cocktail. Her favorite place to go for a beer cocktail is Denver, Colo., where both Euclid Hall and Star Bar boast some fantastic cocktail menu items.
For her, beer cocktails are a labor of love. "I'm a craft beer evangelist and artisan cocktail enthusiast," Ashley said. "The mere notion of combining two of my greatest passions gets me all worked up."
For me, someone who is not a talented cocktail maker, I love the idea and I'll drink one any day. Next time, I'll probably leave the mixing to someone else.