People are always arguing over the validity of that "beer before liquor" chant, when the obvious solution is to just drink them both at the same time, and move on to arguing about...everything else. To that end, we've asked some of SD's top mix-masters to take Boilermakers to the next level and create their own off-menu, request-only libations for Thrillist readers to plop at their respective bars indefinitely:
Searsucker: "The Isaac Newton" The Snake Oil guys've paired local "masculine" (crisp and not too fruity) Julian Hard Cider with a similarly apple-y, three parts Applejack/one part Cherry Herring Liquor shot which ups the "viscous sugar content for a more sumptuous mouth feel" -- tasty and potent enough to keep any body at rest.
Quality Social: "Knockin' Down Death's Door" The joint that brought you Dive Bar Bottle Service's got a light whiskey-flavored combo which "doesn't linger around long", dropping Death's Door White Whiskey into Victory Pilsner for their shared "fruity undertones" - also the name of the cereal that's inspired some of the most awkward family breakfasts ever.
Alchemy: "The Belgian Breast" Though he recommends sipping 'em side by side to better regulate what "covers your palate", their chemist's pairing Red Breast 12-yr Irish Whiskey with Belgian-style Allagash White Ale to "complement the 100% malted barley of the pure pot still" (damn, 100% malted barley, you fine).
Zel's Del Mar: "The Del Mar Drop-In" This surf-themed 'maker's mixing Berkeley's Trummer Pilsner with tropical-tasty French ginger liqueur Domaine de Canton, resulting in an elixir with hint's of Tahitian vanilla bean, ginseng, and "Vietnamese baby ginger", also the scandalous result of the Spice Girl's farewell Asian tour.
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