Five BEER Cocktails for Summer

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Beer and summer just go hand in hand. That's why we've decided to highlight some delicious beer cocktails to kick off our summer festivities . We've pulled inspiration from one of our favorite cocktail books, Beer Cocktails! Check out some of our picks below and click the title for the recipe!

Sump Coffee Stout Black Velvet

Champagne & Stout

This cocktail comes in as the dessert of our recipes and the history behind it is certainly intriguing. While this cocktail is historically mixed with Guinness Extra Stout, we like to try new things around here and explore the endless possibilities of mixology. According to Guinness, the cocktail was first invented in 1861 at a gentleman’s club in London, known as the Brook’s Club. Members frequented Champagne in the morning, but following the death of Prince Albert the club steward decided that even that Champagne should be mourning his death. He then mixed the Champagne with Guinness Extra Stout as if the cocktail were dressed in black thus creating the first Black Velvet cocktail. For a twist on the classic we’ve swapped Guinness Extra Stout for Perennial Artisan Stouts, Sump Coffee Stout which features notes of coffee and dark chocolate. Mix with your favorite champagne for some dark, bubbly deliciousness. Click here for the recipe!


Tangerine Half and Half

Stout & Lager

Did you ever have a chocolate orange as a child? This cocktail is slightly reminiscent of the citrus chocolaty goodness. Perennial Artisan Stouts, Sump Coffee Stout features notes of coffee and dark chocolate while Lost Coast's Tangerine Wheat features citrus aromas perfect for summer. While mixing two beers seems too simple to call a cocktail, this mix is perfect for summer! Click here for the recipe!


Cowboy's Summer Solstice Margarita

Tequila & Summer Ale

Summer cocktails are synonymous with margaritas, but this twist on the classic is inspired by Jose Quervo's, Cuervo Cowboy Margarita. It features a jalapeno garnish that left us drooling! We've decided to trade out the classic Mexican style beer for an Anderson Valley's Summer Solstice. This cocktail with a kick is perfect for summer events! Click here for the recipe!


StrawBEERry Summer Solstice Margarita

Tequila & Summer Ale

Fresh summertime fruit takes cocktails to the next level. This recipe for a beer infused Strawberry Margarita features fresh fruit that enhances the flavor of the mixer and will leave you and your guests begging for more! Click here for the recipe!


Michelada Summer Solstice Ale

Tequila & Summer Ale

Taking another twist on a Mexican classic, the Michelada is the Latin American Bloody Mary. With a mixture of spices and flavors this cocktail is sure to find its way onto your summer menu! This is our twist on the recipe from Beer Cocktails! Click here for the recipe!

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