Monday, July 13, 2009

More on Beer Cocktails

We talked about beer cocktails back in Session #27, and I mentioned I had written a piece on them for a cooking magazine. The magazine is Fine Cooking, and the piece is up on their website; have a look. I wouldn't point it out -- I don't point out all my stuff to you, after all! -- except that it's my first piece in a food magazine, and that since it came out less than a week ago I've already had four people mention it to me. Guess I need to pitch more food magazines.

And yes, Stephen, I've sold out to beer cocktails. And you know? Not only is the money pretty good, but they don't taste bad, either.

13 comments:

Rustmeister said...

My first exposure to beer coctails was in Greece, where the locally brewed Amstel and Heineken were as bad as beer could get. My British friends were drinking a "Shandy".

Tell ya what, the sound of beer and Sprite/7Up may sound bad, but it was a godsend at that point in time.

okbrewer said...

Lew! When I was in college I knew a girl who could only drink beer if it was mixed with orange juice! Is there a name for that!? Was she ahead of her time? Or is it just disgusting!?

Lew Bryson said...

Wow. Never head of that one, Bob. If she was drinking light beer...wouldn't that just be a weak, fizzy screwdriver?

Stephen Beaumont said...

If she was drinking it with Belgian-style wheat beer, it would be a Mimosa Bianco, as we call it at beerbistro. Doubt she was, though.

And Bryson, you're a whore and you know it!

Lew Bryson said...

You betcha, Dr. Beaumont, and if I could get more stories like this one, I would!

Hey baby! Wanna have a good beer-cocktail-writing time?

Anonymous said...

I can see OJ with a nice fruitier style of hefe, perhaps.... May serve as a good eye opener with Sunday brunch in fact..... Over at One Guy they mix cider with their hefe, same approach I guess, but probably not the intent of the young lady in question. Lew, nice piece, enjoyed it.

Alexander D. Mitchell IV said...

Best one my darling wife came up with so far: Fruli Strawberry and Southern Tier Mokah.

The ultimate chocolate-covered strawberry.

Russ said...

okbrewer- I've heard of mixing a Berliner Weisse with orange juice (in fact, the packaging on a six-pack of Kindl Weisse suggests this). It's very tasty and, since Berliners are only around 3% ABV to begin with, very lightweight. At Piece brewpub in Chicago they call it a "beermosa," which makes sense since Napoleon called Berliner Weisse the “Champagne of the North.”

Felicia D'Ambrosio said...

As immortalized by The Beastie Boys, a mixture of Olde English malt liquor and orange juice is a Brass Monkey.

Surely some of you heads had this back in the day?

Lew Bryson said...

Ye gods, Felicia, the only way to drink dat shit is straight up and ice cold!

Although...might be good with tomato juice...

Anonymous said...

Ommegang Witt and Orange Juice == OO. Pretty damn good. Had it for the first time at Blind Tiger here in Manhattan.

okbrewer said...

I guess I should elaborate. First, this was around 1975-76, so in OK we didn't even know Belgium existed let alone Belgian beers! The likely beer was Coors or maybe Old Milwaukee. I would buy a sixer and a carton of OJ, pop the tops on a coupla cans and take a swig outta hers and pour in some OJ before she would consider drinking it! I never tried it. Maybe it's good!

Lew Bryson said...

Yeah, that's what I figgered, knowing when you and I were in college. I've had saison mimosas and the like, but never heard of anyone doing it with mainstream beer. Soda, tomato juice, but never OJ.