Beer cocktails are starting to make quite a name for themselves, and while nothing beats a well-poured beer all on its own, sometimes it’s fun to change it up a bit. This cocktail is reminiscent of a Dark and Stormy, just replacing the rum with beer! Zippy and warm, it’s sure to please even the beer purist in your house.

  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup candied ginger
  • Orange juice and slices
  • Local American pale ale (such as Bog Iron Brewery “Drawing A Blank”, 10th District APA, or IndieFerm “Boat For Sale Pale Ale”)
  • Ginger beer

Process sugar and candied ginger in a food processor until well combined; it should look like coarse sand. Dip the rim of a pint glass in orange juice and dip into sugar and ginger mixture. Fill glass ¾ up with beer, then top with ginger beer. Garnish with an orange slice.

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