Denver Westword: Beer Cocktail Enthusiasts Launch

From Denver Westword:

We've seen a lot of beer cocktails make best-beverage lists over the past year, and they range in complexity from a glorified michelada -- a classic Mexican blend of lime juice and lager -- to the Naughty Girl Scout, a drink on the list at Euclid Hall that uses a variety of spirits plus Left Hand milk stout to emulate a Thin Mint cookie.

If you're into the trend -- and we are, since beer adds delightful flavor and tingly carbonation to cocktails -- you'll want to check out, a new website from a group of influential drinkers, bartenders and beer writers from Denver and beyond that encourages drinkers to mix their booze and brews.

The site, which launched yesterday, was founded by Ashley Routson, also known as the Beer Wench, who works for Bison Brewing in Berkeley and writes Drink With the Wench, a highly trafficked blog about craft brews. Routson's interest in beer extends beyond the pint glass, though, and after determining that slow growth in beer mixology could likely be attributed to a lack of resources on the subject, she roped in fellow connoisseurs from across the country -- focusing, in particular, on major craft-beer markets like Portland, San Francisco, Seattle and, yes, Denver -- to remedy the gap.


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