New Thing #46: Boilermaker


DISCLAIMER: the above video is actually my second attempt at drinking a Boilermaker. I was errant in my camera app responsibilities the first round. 

When I was a kid I distinctly remember my parents taking me out to a bar in Stoney Creek for wings called “Boilermaker’s”. Ok, I’m not so sure about the apostrophe, but you get the point. 

I think it was in that dark, underground pub that my dad told me what a Boilermaker was; a beer that you drop whiskey into and then drink. Somehow, all these years it’s existed as a mythical purple Flintstone’s drink that shoots sparks out the top. Obviously that’s kept this particular libation at arm’s length for me for a very long time. 

But tonight was our first inaugural monthly assembly of Wing Club, and I wanted to do something new that I could involve the entire club in, so Boilermakers it was. 

Two Boilermakers in, I have to say that they’re pretty damned tasty even if I didn’t chug the whole thing. In fact it’s probably better that way; the whisky really makes a nice addition to a pale ale. I think this is one I’ll order of my own accord in the future, whether Andrew, Joe or Ken like it or not. 


About dangaede

Creative Director and espresso lover.

One response to “New Thing #46: Boilermaker

  1. kat

    Brings me back to university and what I believe were called ghostbusters – similar mixing method, but comprised of a rum & coke and a b-52.

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