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Cool Down With A Beer Cocktail

The Summer Ale Spritz cocktail was created by Rael Petit in the Hollywood Hills. The master mixologist is originally from Switzerland and is renowned for his work in New York City. The story of how Petit ended up in the Hollywood Hills to create this drink is unclear as he works at Delilah in New York City. There is also a West Hollywood location so it is impressive to think he may have just been on vacation at his bar’s LA location and he was still creating new drinks. This beer cocktail brings together the lemon and wheat flavor of Sam Adams Summer Ale with Rosemary syrup and the timeless Aperol Spritz. We’ll explain how to make the syrup in the recipe. This drink is a frozen, blended cocktail served on the rocks. It’s considered a refreshing afternoon drink as opposed to an evening cocktail. Enjoy and, when you make it, please let us know what you think on Instagram, Facebook or the comments below.

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Weizen Weekend

Have a beer this weekend. Weissbier is the best for Summer. If you happen to be in the Munich area, go to Andechs. It’s a Benedictine monastery where they’ve brewed their own beer since 1455. If you’re there, don’t get a mass (1 liter) because there are quite a few beers to try. Their Weissbier is exceptional. You walk up a hill for about an hour to get to the Biergarten, but it’s worth it. There’s a hint of citrus. It’s served cool, but not ice cold. You taste the care that was invested in the brewing process with each sip. It’s sublime. You can’t get the Andechs Weissbier without going to Munich and hiking up the hill, but you can get a really good Weissbier here. It’s an unfiltered wheat beer. Weihenstephan is popping up more frequently in the US. It’s a delight. A place with a lot of taps like Yard House might have it. If they don’t, Franziskaner is excellent. Go South with the German beers unless bitter is your thing. Bavaria. Bayern. We will revisit the topic of beer for Oktoberfest. For now, Prost!

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