The Boilermaker is an old classic, making a comeback in the 21st Century, as beer drinkers delight in its simplicity and exceptional pairing of flavors. It is a very masculine drink, though many women seem to enjoy it, too.
- 1 shot of rye whiskey (you may substitute Bourbon)
- 1 pint of beer
- Fill a shot glass with whiskey.
- Fill a pint glass with beer.
- Drink the whiskey in one gulp, then sip the beer.
Traditionally, the liquor is drunk in a single gulp and is then "chased" by the beer, which is sipped.
The liquor and beer may be mixed by pouring or dropping the shot into the beer. The mixture may be stirred, if desired. If the full shot glass is dropped into the beer glass, the drink is known as a Depth Charge.
The liquor may be poured directly into an open beer bottle or can, after removing some of the beer.