ORIGINAL — Malibu Brewery

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January 3, 2012 (Day 280) — Malibu Brewery Occasionally we’ve talked about the mystical world of “Beertails.” Beertails, you see, are cocktails that feature beer as the main ingredients. Now, this is much harder than it sounds, as beer is such a complex type of drink that to able to find the proper ingredients to […]

The Troublemaker

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September 30, 2011 (Day 185) — The Troublemaker “He just goes from town to town/Stirring up the young folks/’Til they’re nothing but a disrespectful mob.” – Willie Nelson, The Troublemaker Spoiler Alert: This song is about Jesus. So, do I feel uncomfortable making a cocktail based on a song written by a drunk stoner about […]

Chantels

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June 18, 2011 (Day 82) — Chantels For those unfortunate enough to not know about the Chantels, they were a Motown group from the 1950s who produced some great hits and still manage to make me wistful. Tonight’s drink is called Chantels because it’s a take off of the classic Shandy, which is beer and […]

Gold Rush

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June 17, 2011 (Day 81) — Gold Rush When they’re done right, beertails are hella tasty cocktails that can impress visitors and fans alike. That introduction has nothing to do with tonight’s drink. Tonight’s drink makes me think of crazy toothless prospectors. Gold Rush 1 oz bourbon whiskey 1 oz vodka Smithwick’s Ale Combine all […]

Bloody Useless

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June 14, 2011 (Day 78) — Bloody Useless This one’s short. Yup. Bloody Useless 2 oz vodka 1 oz grenadine Smithwick’s Ale to top Combine ingredients in a pint glass filled with ice and stir gently. Serve. A little bit of sweet to balance out the bitterness. Not a drink for everyone. Cheers!

Featured Best Buy Booze: Smithwicks Ale


June 13, 2011 — Smithwicks Ale That’s right, ladies and gents. We’re making beertails this week. Because I’m a sucker for a challenge. This week’s featured booze is Smithwick’s Ale. And as anyone who has some time whipping up cocktails knows, beertails are some of the hardest drinks to make. the unique hoppy flavor of […]

Jayhawker

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January 29, 2011 (Day 364) — Jayhawker I love Lawrence, Kansas. That’s never been much of a secret. I lived there for several years while I went to school, then again for a while while I worked at the local newspaper. Aside from Dodge City, I truly think of Lawrence as my hometown. There doesn’t […]

Classic Shandy

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November 6, 2010 (Day 280) — Classic Shandy Hmmmmm… beer. Beer and ginger ale. Beer and ginger ale = Classic Shandy. Classic Shandy 1/2 pint glass wheat beer 1/2 pint ginger ale Put some ice in a pint glass, fill halfway with the beer, then fill the rest of the way with ginger ale. Cheers! […]

Half and Half

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March 16, 2010 (Day 45) — Half and Half Truth be told, neither Jenn or I are Irish. I’m German and she’s French/Scottish. Despite this, we have a certian proclivity for all things Irish. And considering tomorrow is officially St. Patrick’s Day, I figured I’d wet your appetite for the drunkfest tomorrow with a classic […]

Red Beer

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March 13, 2010 (Day 42) — Red Beer Beer is delicious. Really. I’m not sure if you knew it, but beer is really really great. And while beer certainly is a fine enough beverage in and of itself, it’s a killer base for other drinks. Now… would red beer be considered a cocktail? Well, It’s […]