U.S.: Misc: Among other monikers, Wondrich refers to the combination as “the boilermaker and his helper”—the helper being the beer—and the Block and Fall, which comes from James Wiley and Helene Griffith's 1932 cocktail book, The Art of Mixing.
U.S.: Philadelphia: The City of Brotherly Love, as big-hearted as its name suggests, wants everyone to get involved in the fun, so it calls the Boilermaker a Citywide Special—and usually sticks to the more inexpensive beer-and-whiskey options for its components.
U.S.: Various: As we mentioned, the Boilermaker is experiencing a mini-boom right now, as craft cocktail bars all over the country are developing creative Boilermaker pairings and giving them their own section on the menu. Naturally, they’ve come up with unique names for all of the combos. Three of our favorites from the West, Midwest, and East (with the name of the bar, its city, and the combo):
Fisherman’s Friend (Speckled and Drake, Seattle; whiskey and local macrobrew)
Shift Drink (Billy Sunday, Chicago; aged bourbon and Kolsch-style beer).
National Anthem (Boilermaker, NYC; bourbon and craft lager)