1/2 oz Punt e Mes
1/2 oz Cynar
1 dash Bitter Truth Mole Bitters
Stir in a tin and add 5 oz Pretty Things Saint Botolph's Town brown ale. Pour into a snifter glass.
For my second drink at Local 149, bartender John Mayer recommended an off-list suggestion of the Cormac McCarthy which was another of his beer cocktails. Cormac is a Western and Gothic Southern writer who penned No Country for Old Men and The Road; John was rather taken by the striking prose and brutal and violent story line of Blood Meridean and thus created this liquidy homage.
Black'd Out ShadeThe beer cocktail that Andrea had was created by bartender Jason Goodwin as a variation on Eastern Standard's Prospect Park.The rye beer did fill in surprisingly well for the whiskey, but the Campari instead of Aperol shifted the drink a little bit more to the bitter side than the softer original.
• 1/2 oz Campari
• 1/2 oz Maraschino Liqueur
• 1/2 oz Punt e Mes
Stir with ice and strain into a rocks glass. Top with 4 oz Sixpoint's Righteous Rye beer.