This article from the New York Times brings the idea in perspective. Much like the craft liquor business is burgeoning among the craft beer craze, the marriage of the two is starting to make sense at bars and pubs one might not consider dives. There is always the old stand-by, but some bars are taking the pairing seriously, advocating for certain combinations right in the menu or willing to suggest a mate to go with your Manhattan or Speak Easy Lager.
Once you’ve figured out which liquids you are backing, it’s now time to decide how to consume them. Do you take the shot and then chase it with a beer? or do you go frat-style and drop and chug. Perhaps you’ve splurged on some top shelf stuff and sip a little from column A and a little from column B, really getting to know how each plays off the other intimately.
It’s only alcohol, so I guess you don’t need to think about it too hard. Have any favorite shot and beer pairings, please leave a comment below!
Source: The New York Times