“Jacob Grier is a masterful guide through the wickedly creative terrain of beer cocktails, offering not just delightful recipes, but history and cultural commentary, too. Connoisseurs and neophytes alike will find much to savor, and the latter will appreciate Jacob’s tutelage in cocktail basics. Grab a copy and start mixing!”
— Maureen Ogle, author of Ambitious Brew: The Story of American Beer
“Jacob Grier was at the forefront of the beer cocktail renaissance before many of us had ever contemplated the idea of a beer cocktail. His vast knowledge of beer and passionate dedication to this area of mixology is certain to push the craft of cocktails forward in a positive new direction.”
— Jeffrey Morgenthaler, author of The Bar Book
Cocktails on Tap: The Art of Mixing Spirits and Beer, is the definitive book of beer cocktails — and no kegs are needed to make the drinks. Included are more than 50 recipes for cocktails using beer as ingredient, dividing into chapters on vintage drinks, “hot helpers,” and contemporary cocktails from the world’s top bartenders. The book also features a primer on mixing drinks, notes on the history of mixing with beer, a foreword by Stephen Beaumont, and stunning photography by David L. Reamer. Cocktails on Tap is aimed at the home enthusiast or bar professional and makes the perfect gift for cocktail and beer lovers.
About the author: Jacob Grier tends bar in Portland, Oregon, with a resume that includes The Multnomah Whiskey Library, Expatriate, The Hop and Vine, Metrovino, and the Carlyle. He is a co-founder of the beer cocktails event group Brewing Up Cocktails and the founder of Aquavit Week, a multi-city celebration of aquavit. His work with spirits brands has included Bols Genever, El Dorado Rum, Novo Fogo Cachaça, Brennivín, and others. He has been a featured speaker at the International Association of Culinary Professionals, Bar Convent Berlin, Portland Cocktail Week, the San Antonio Cocktail Conference, and other events.
Published by Stewart, Tabori, and Chang, March 2o15.
Additional praise for Cocktails on Tap:
“Beer cocktails are refreshing and ideal for summer, and they’re also super-trendy lately, which makes this new book doubly useful. Portland bartender Jacob Grier tracked down dozens of recipes, including vintage and old-timey sudsy concoctions as well as contemporary creations from a range of top modern mixologists around the country. It’s an astoundingly deep collection of great recipes.” — Playboy
“As affable and inquisitive as its creator, the book ping-pongs from arcane, centuries-old recipes like eggnoggy curdled-cream-and-ale possets to contemporary beer cocktails gathered from bar pros around the country. The takeaway is clear: it’s time to liberate beer from its bottle.” — Portland Monthly
“Alongside stunning photography from David L. Reamer, captured in a bevy of Portland locales, these recipes stand as bastions of a long-forgotten history as well as pillars of innovation in the realms of both beer and cocktails.” — The New School
“Portland bartender Jacob Grier shines a light on beer cocktails in this attractive guide. Sure, there’s a great Michelada recipe, but what makes the book outstanding is how Grier digs so much deeper into the subject, revealing historic recipes for simple concoctions from the 1800s like Ale Punch and the funny-named Shandygaff (a mixture of orange brandy, lemon juice, English ale, and ginger beer).” — Serious Eats