The original goal of this drink was to combine a cheap beer and cheap whiskey to produce a faster onset of the inebriating effect of alcohol. In some cases, the side beer, or "beer back" was free with the harder liquors.
Well, the beer back is back, and is becoming the hottest pairing in alcohol since dry gin and the olive. Bars around the country are creating boilermaker menus that thoughtfully pair compatible beers and liquors. Trendy neighborhoods in NYC, New Orleans and SanFran have entire bars devoted to this newfound / old-school combo with some new twists.
Why am I talking about trendy bars when I am trying to steer you in the direction of wanting a Versonel Kegerator? Because bars are expensive. If you get a kegerator, it will have completely paid for itself by your 4th keg. Imagine being able to stay on trend with drinks from the comfort and affordability of your own home? We all have that bottle of whiskey sitting around... Now you can use it, and impress your friends with your hip new drink - the beer back!
Here are a few beer back ideas to get your started:
Cherry Vodka and Cherry Wheat Beer
Vanilla Vodka and Black Chocolate Stout
Bourbon and American Beer
Lemon Rum and Hefe Weiss
Coffee Liquor and Stoudt
Have fun, drink responsibly - like at home with your new Versonel Kegerator, available here!