Golden Ale Archives – PorchDrinking.com
I travel all over Chicagoland for my job, and work trips out to the suburbs offers me the chance to stop by a local brewery off the beaten path that I otherwise would overlook. Recently, I found myself lost in Bloomingdale, Illinois and it was here that I discovered the hidden gem of Wolfden Brewing, located in an old, haunted, building built-in 1851.
If you live in Colorado like I do, you may be thinking that it isn’t actually spring just yet. Not with the weather we’ve been having lately, at least. …
March is here, which means Spring Skiing! After the abysmal weather on the east coast ruined three separate ski attempts, I’m FINALLY getting a chance to get on the slopes in the East Coast. While the East in general has a reputation for tighter runs and icier conditions, they balance that out with community minded hills and a bit more of hellfire spirit (how else do you explain Bode Miller?). Few places embrace that spirit more than Mad River Glen, who provide the namesake to Magic Hat’s Single Chair Golden Ale.
Today I am sharing a beer cocktail recipe that contains bourbon and beer! What could be a better combination? I love making beer cocktails because they are so fun and refreshing. I used golden ale from Bad Tattoo Brewing out of Penticton, British Columbia. The golden ale is smooth and made with old world hops and crystal malts. The lightness of beer makes it perfect for a beer cocktail because it does not overwhelm the flavor of the cocktail. It is called ACP, which stands for Achieve, Conquer, and Persevere. The recipe is adapted from the cocktail Mister Three Step By John McCarthy, from Cedar Local + Bathtub Gin in NYC. I have made a bunch on beer cocktails in the past but have never used Campari. Let me tell you that the Campari and bourbon in this recipe is the perfect combination. Have you ever tried any Campari beer cocktails?