Having a chilled beer is a great way to unwind after a long day (or week) of work. Yet, this same escape can also become mundane. How about giving our old beer a new twist this week? If yes, then Boilermaker Drink will help you beat your weekend blues. This no-frills drink was created in Butte, Montana initially as a shift drink for miners, but is today popular with workers of all stripes as a way to unwind at the end of the day. Always prefer to keep things straightforward with a union-made, not-too-expensive bourbon and a Pilsner (not Coors), but if you want to go out, here are some additional options recommended by bartenders.Â
- FEW Spirits Bourbon + Hefeweizen
- Old Grand-Dad Bonded Bourbon + Coors
- Jameson + Guinness
- Bulleit Rye + Schilling Beer Co. Alexandr 10Ë Czech Pilsner
- Mitcherâs + South Beach Brewing Blood Orange Sunset IPA
- Tullamore Dew + Miller High Life
- Stagg Jr. + Surly Brewing Darkness Imperial Stout
- Wild Turkey 101 + Pabst Blue Ribbon
- Buffalo Trace + Kirin Ichiban
- Elijah Craig + Alaskan Amber Ale
- Belle Meade Bourbon + Aval cider
- Teeling Small Batch Whiskey + Guinness
Steps to make a perfect Boilermaker?
Boilermaker is flexible a cocktail i.e feel free to experiment. In simple terms, it is equivalent to a beer followed by a shot of liquor.Â
1. Take the shot of whiskey first (50ml), then the beer (200ml), or the other way around.Â
2. Fill the glass halfway with beer and pour the whiskey in. Which is to say, you pour the shot straight into your beer and down the whole thing.
3. To combine beer and whiskey in a cocktail. Whiskey is added to beer in slow, steady drips or pours; the mixture is stirred thoroughly before being consumed.
Some people say you have to blast it to make it a âBoilermaker.â Unless you count whisky and beer, that is. Unfortunately, this spoils the whiskey and the lager.
Just like there is no single way of having fun, similarly, you can be as flexible and experiential as you want with Boilermaker. Make sure you have fun and give your old beer a new fizzy twist. And remember not to drink and drive!Â