Let's talk about the boilermaker (a beer and at least one shot of whiskey mixed together). It is a concoction that a number of my associates and I actually enjoy, though I understand many people find it nasty. What is your opinion of the drink? What combinations can you recommend?

One of my low-budget favorites is Schaefer and Grand MacNish. One of my bosses likes Miller Lite and JB White. One I have heard of frequently is Guiness/Smithwick's and Bushmill's.