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    Bourbon, Beer Back

    I was reading a Las Vegas bartender's impressions of what type of people order what type of drinks. I think it was a link from a thread here.

    The bum's drink was bourbon, beer back.

    I know a lot of people have water back, and I have heard some have seltzer back.

    What are your experiences/impressions of these?

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    Quote Originally Posted by Squash View Post

    What are your experiences/impressions of these?
    None at all. If I am having bourbon, I am just having bourbon. If I am having bourbon and soda or bourbon and water, they are mixed. I cannot imagine myself wanting bourbon and beer at the same time.

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    Quote Originally Posted by ratcheer View Post
    None at all. If I am having bourbon, I am just having bourbon. If I am having bourbon and soda or bourbon and water, they are mixed. I cannot imagine myself wanting bourbon and beer at the same time.

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    I think one of the greatest traditions in drinking is the beer back. I never started asking for it until recently, but when I want a drink and don't necessarily want to hang around a shot of Wild Turkey with a beer back is perfect!... WT Rye (or Saz jr.) is even better! I don't know, just something so very cool about getting that little bit of beer with the bourbon, 6oz. or whatever it is.
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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    When I first read that I threw up a little in my mouth, but I will try most anything once...
    Jason
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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    I had a friend at one time that would take a shot of bourbon and drop it in a mug of beer. It wasn't cheap bourbon or cheap beer, its what he liked.
    It wasn't my cup of tea and I probably couldn't stand it but its what he liked so I was fine with it. A water back or a ginger back is cool with me, beer,
    I have no idea, its not what I would want but I ain't drinking it. Different
    strokes.................Saw many a guy with a beer back, maybe I need to try it.
    I'm a newbie so go easy on me.
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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    dropping the shot in the beer is typically called a Boilermaker, but c'mon a shot and a beer is classic...I like Beam White or WT (either 80 or 101) with a really good micrbrew...only out at the bar though...at home, I'm drinking either/or.
    "A person can work up a mean, mean thirst after a hard day of nothing much at all . . . "

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    I once tried drinking beer with a shot of whiskey (the cheap stuff mind you). I drank about a 12 pack this way one night and woke up with the absolute worse headache I have ever had in my life. Life lesson learned....the hard way. Now, I can hardly drink a beer and much more prefer my bourbon!
    Rye, The Spice Of Life.

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    Very popular in college as a way to prime the evening. JD and Budweiser.

    Happy to say now I sip and savor bourbon instead of Tennesse whiskey and leave the beer to others or to cook with.

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    Re: Bourbon, Beer Back

    a quality Russian Imperial Stout goes great with a pour of bourbon. I could never imagine drinking swill beer with bourbon.

    Even better is pairing a bourbon aged beer with a glass of bourbon. They actually compliment each other quite nice.

    I think the key is know the right beer to pair with the right bourbon.
    -Kevin

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    Bourbon always did make me feel like a Giant.

 

 

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