Are you a craft beer enthusiast looking for something special to spice up your winter gatherings? If you’re like many craft beer lovers and enthusiasts, the thought of a beer cocktail might not be your first choice for sipping pleasure. We’re here today to change your mind! Beer cocktails are a great way to experiment with flavors and get creative in the kitchen during the long and cold winter months in New England. To help give you some ideas, we put together this guide of five different winter beer cocktails that all include our favorite Brickyard Hollow craft brews. These delicious beer cocktails are perfect for entertaining on a snowy evening or warming up by the fire after a day of skiing. Check out these easy-to-make recipes below with no fancy bartending skills required. 

Stout and Stormy Beer Cocktail

First up on the list of winter beer cocktails is the stout and stormy. This recipe only requires a few steps so that you can be sipping on this unique drink in no time. All you’ll need is a can of Brickyard’s Wescustogo American Imperial Stout and some non-alcoholic winter cocktail mix! To make the beverage, add two shots of the winter mix to your glass and top it off with Wescustogo. Add some ice cubes if desired– stirring all ingredients together until adequately chilled. Not only is this recipe easy to make, but you’ll love the taste combination of sweet winter spices and hearty Stout! 

Shaking a craft cocktail made with dark beerEnglish Porter Chocolate Cordial 

Are you craving the perfect combination of beer and chocolate? Look no further than this recipe for making a chocolate cordial porter beer cocktail! Start by pouring 2 ounces of your favorite dark porter beer into a rocks glass (we recommend our English Porter because of its chocolate-caramel malt profile). Then, add 1 ounce of chocolate liqueur to the beer. For an added flavor element, try stirring in 1 teaspoon of honey or simple syrup. Now pour this recipe into a shaker filled with ice cubes, and shake well. Once your mixture is nicely chilled, strain your concoction into an old-fashioned glass full of fresh ice to enjoy! If you’re feeling extra festive, sprinkle some cocoa powder and add a cherry to garnish. 

Brown Butter Spiced Ale

If you’re looking for a recipe full of seasonal flavors, try a brown butter spiced ale. This recipe is easy and flavorful, so you don’t have to be an experienced mixologist to make it. All you need is some butter, a can of Brickyard Hollow’s West Side Trail Ale, cinnamon, and nutmeg. Start by melting the butter in a small saucepan over low heat until it turns golden brown. Then add the can of West Side Trail Ale and your spices, stirring gently until all of the ingredients are combined. Pour the mixture into a highball glass with ice and enjoy your delicious brown butter spiced ale beer cocktail. Cheers!

Bourbon and Beer Toddies For A Crowd

Making a bourbon and beer toddy is the perfect recipe for a cozy comfort drink at your next gathering! This recipe combines classic whiskey and beer flavors with a hint of spiciness, creating an extraordinary hot beverage. To make this recipe, you’ll need six ounces of Brickyard Hollow Session Ale, two tablespoons of brown sugar, one tablespoon of butter, ½ teaspoon of ground cinnamon, ¼ teaspoon of ground allspice, ¼ teaspoon of ground nutmeg, one bottle (750 ml) to two bottles (750 ml each) of bourbon whiskey – depending on how strong you’d like your toddy – and one bottle (4 oz) beer syrup. Begin by heating the beer in a medium-sized pan until warm but don’t allow it to boil. Next, combine the sugar, butter, cinnamon, allspice, and nutmeg into the liquid, stirring gently until they are dissolved. Pour in the bourbon whiskey, followed by the beer syrup stirring continuously for 5 minutes. Enjoy your warm and comforting Bourbon and Beer Toddies!

IPA Moscow Mule

If you’re looking for a delightful IPA cocktail recipe to liven up your night, the IPA Moscow Mule is the perfect fit! This recipe calls for one ounce of vodka, half an ounce of freshly squeezed lime juice, and 2 ounces of Brickyard Hollow’s Trestle IPA. Next, mix in 2 ounces of ginger beer – preferably one with a flavorful kick. Pour it all into that iconic copper mug and garnish with lime slices and fresh mint leaves. Keep in mind to adjust the recipe depending on how strong you like your drink – so get creative and have fun crafting the perfect IPA Moscow Mule.

These winter beer cocktail recipes will help keep you nice and warm throughout the cold season while giving you something unique to sip on during special occasions or quiet moments alone by the fire! Whatever your preference may be, these drinks will provide you with plenty of options so that there’s always something new to try. 

Where To Find Brickyard Hollow Beer

Wondering where you can pick up your Brickyard cans? Brickyard Hollow cans are available at any of the Brickyard locations! You can also find our beer at various locations in Maine. To find Brickyard Hollow near you, check out our distribution map