I posted the schedule for Monument Beer Week a few days ago. On Wednesday, October 19th, from 5-9pm Pikes Peak Brewing has teamed up with Boulder Distillery (Robs MTN Gin, 303 Whiskey, etc) to provide some beer cocktails, and I’ve got the menu below (thanks to the CS Indy for posting it). Rob Masters will be there mixing drinks for you! I’ve been really intrigued by beer cocktails, in part because my buddies at the New School have been organizing beer cocktail events for quite a while now. Whenever I visit Freshcraft in Denver I ask them for a beer cocktail, and they do a really good job at creating things that aren’t already on the menu.
What is a beer cocktail? We’re not talking about whiskey with a chaser, boilermaker, or a black and tan, we’re talking about mixing spirits, sometimes with fruit, sometimes with fire, sometimes like a martini, sometimes like an Irish coffee. But ultimately, beer becomes an important part of the mix. Like any great mixed drink, it takes thought and creativity to put together a good beer cocktail. The menu looks pretty good:
The Gold Harvest
A seasonal cocktail utilizing the flavors of fall with the freshness of a blonde ale
Gold Rush Blonde Ale, 303 Vodka, Apple Cider, Lemon Clove
A complex but balanced cocktail. Sweetness from the whiskey and bitterness from a hop forward red ale.
Devil’s Head Red, 303 Whiskey, Lemon, Sage, Nutmeg, Dash of Bitters
Rocky Mountain Juniper
A little bit spicy with a citrus element and juniper notes that are not to be ignored.
Rocky Wheat Ale, Rob’s MTN Gin, Dry Vermouth, Lime, Ginger
Chocolate milk for adults
Summit House Stout, 303 Whiskey, Half N Half, Orange, Cinnamon Chocolate