Tag Archives: Beer Cocktails

Kona Big Wave/Elderfire Golden Ale (beer cocktail)

It seems befitting of a New Year’s day post to review a beer cocktail: in this case, the Elderfire Golden Ale mixed up from the package Kona Brewing sent me a few weeks ago, containing Kona’s Big Wave Golden Ale, Bombay Sapphire Gin, and St. Germain liqueur. I thought this was a very clever idea, sending not just a beer but the makings of a beer cocktail, and they helpfully included the recipe and backtstory: … Continue reading →

Received: Kona Big Wave (beer and cocktail)

I received a package from Kona Brewing on Friday containing quite a nice arrangement—dovetailing perfectly with my Session post on “beer hype” that it nearly became the subject—and an unexpected one: the first time I believe I’ve received a PR package acknowledging and centering around a beer cocktail. Here’s the unboxing: As you can see, the full spread is interesting: a bottle of Big Wave Golden Ale, surfboard bottle opener, Bombay Sapphire Gin, St. Germain … Continue reading →

Brewing Up Cocktails, winter edition

I forgot to include this on the Oregon beer news post this week: if you’re in the Portland area tonight, check out The Hop and Vine for a special winter and holiday-themed edition of Brewing Up Cocktails, the latest in the “series of events explores the interplay of craft beer and spirits to create a new breed of beer cocktails” masterminded by Ezra┬áJohnson-Greenough of The New School as well as┬áJacob Grier, and Yetta Vorobik of … Continue reading →