New Year’s Eve Beer Cocktails

Friday, December 23, 2016 | Crabbie's, Fun, Goose Island, Long Trail, New Belgium, Rogue, Victory, Wyndridge Farm


Cocktails are a great alternative to champagne on New Year’s, so why not take it a step further and mix up your favorite beer into a great new beverage? Here, we’ll give you some winter-flavored cocktails that are worth celebrating with.

Sofie Mosa

A great option for New Year’s Day. Mix 2 parts Goose Island Sofie with 1 part orange juice for a neat twist on a brunch classic. Being white wine barrel-aged, it will impart enough flavor to conjure a somewhat champagne-like flavor, but the saison brew itself will make for a more complex drink.

Ginger Flip

Add 1 ounce good aged rum, 1 ounce ginger liqueur (like Domaine de Canton French Ginger) and 1 whole egg to a cocktail shaker. Shake for 30 seconds, add about an ounce of Wyndridge Farm Barn Dog Imperial Porter, half an ounce of hot water, and strain/stir into a mug.

Mulled Ale

For a single drink: pour 12 ounces of Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar into a saucepan and add a pinch of ginger, nutmeg, cinnamon and a few whole cloves. Heat on low to medium low heat until the foam that arises subsides–do not allow to boil. Add honey to taste, 2 ounces cognac, and garnish with a slice or wheel of orange.

And now for some refreshing mixes:

Black & Tan

This traditional beer-and-beer cocktail is an easy standard to go to. For the best flavor, try Victory Headwaters and Long Trail Unearthed.

Southern 75

This take on the French 75 uses an IPA rather than champagne for a more complex flavor. Pour 6 ounces of New Belgium Citradelic into a collins glass, then combine 2 ounces bourbon, 3/4 ounce lemon juice, and 1/2 ounce simple syrup with ice, and shake vigorously. Strain over beer, garnish with lemon twist.

Cranberry Moscow Mule

Fill mug with ice, then pour 2 ounces sweetened cranberry juice, juice from half a lime, 2 ounces vodka, 4 ounces Crabbie’s Original Ginger Beer over said ice. Stir, and garnish with lime wedge and cranberries.

Sample Crabbie’s This Weekend

Thursday, July 30, 2015 | Crabbie's, Events, Imported


If you haven’t gotten the chance to take a taste of Crabbie’s Ginger Beer, we’ve got a few events you won’t want to miss.

All Chickie’s and Pete’s locations will be providing complimentary samplings of many of Crabbie’s flavors from 6-8pm Friday night, and delicious Crabbie’s cocktails will be available.

On Saturday from 2-4pm, Weis Markets in Conshohocken, Norristown, Doylestown and Huntingdon Valley will have three Crabbie’s flavors to choose from. Original Ginger Beer, Spiced Orange and Cloudy Lemonade. You’ll also received a Crabbie’s gift when you attend.

There was never a better time to try this excellent ginger beer, and who knows; maybe you’ll find the drink you’ll keep stocked for the rest of the summer.

Win a Trip to Scotland with Crabbie’s

Friday, February 27, 2015 | Contest, Crabbie's


If you’ve always wanted to visit Scotland, now is your chance. Crabbie’s, makers of delicious ginger beer, are giving away a trip to Edinburgh. This trip is for two adults for three nights, and includes staying in the city’s best boutique hotel, The Inn on the Mile, a tour of Edinburgh Castle, and a trip to Leith, where Crabbie’s was born, and a meal at Michelin star restaurant, The Kitchen.

It’s simple to enter. Simply visit March 1 or after, answer a question about the heritage of Crabbie’s brand (answers available on the website) and provide an email address. This will enter you for the chance to win a weekly prize of a large black elephant bottle opener. On the eighth week, the winner of the Scotland trip will be chosen.

Though Crabbie’s is known for their ginger beer, they have come out with a fruitier line, Crabbie’s Fruits. Cloudy Lemonade is the newest flavor, made with real lemon juice that give it a zesty taste unlike any other. So even if you aren’t in the mood for spicy ginger flavors, you can still enjoy Crabbie’s. 4.8% ABV

Crabbie’s Ginger Beer Cocktail Recipes

Thursday, August 21, 2014 | Crabbie's, Uncategorized


If you’re looking for something to do with your beer other than just drink it right out of the tap, bottle or can, you might like to try your hand at a couple cocktails. Crabbie’s Ginger Beer is a perfect ingredient in a number of tasty and interesting mixed drinks, adding a zing that you couldn’t find anywhere else. It pairs well with a number of different liquors, or with fruit juices for something fancy that doesn’t have too much alcohol. Below are some suggested mixing combinations for you to try.

Long Ginger Hair
- Shot of gin
- Dash of lime cordial
- 2 shots of ginger wine
- Top up with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Mix together in long glass (ice and extra ginger optional)

Long Ginger Hair- Shot of gin- Dash of lime cordial- 2 shots of ginger wine- Top up with Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger BeerMix together in long glass (ice and extra ginger optional)

Horses Neck
- 1.5oz of brandy
- 5oz of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- Thin twist of lemon peel
Add ingredients with ice to a tumbler

Prohibition Cooler
- 1oz of apple juice
- 1oz of lemon juice
- 3.5oz of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Add to a highball glass with ice

Crabbie’s Pine Punch
- 1 bottle of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- 7oz of fresh pineapple juice
Build over cubed ice in a large pitcher. Garnish with pineapple slice.

Crabbie Paddy
- 1 shot Irish whiskey
- 8oz of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Pour the whiskey over ice, add Crabbie’s and stir.

Crabbie’s Cup #1
- 2 slices cucumber
- Berries (optional)
- ½ oz sweet vermouth
- ½ oz triple sec
- 1oz gin or vodka
- Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Muddle cucumber (and berries if using) in pint glass. Add 4 ice cubes and top with
Crabbie’s. Garnish with mint.

Moscow Mule (Version #1)
- 1 half lime
- 2oz of vodka
- 4 – 6oz of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Squeeze lime into a Collins glass and drop in half lime. Add 2 or 3 large ice cubes, then
pour in the vodka and fill with cold Crabbie’s. Serve with a stirring rod.

Moscow Mule (Version #2)
- 3-4 mint leaves
- ¾ oz lime juice
- ½ oz simple syrup
- 1 ½ oz vodka
- Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Muddle mint gently in bottom of a Collins glass. Add remaining ingredients and 3-4 ice
cubes. Top with Crabbie’s. For a variant, use your favorite gin for a gin-gin mule!

Rum Crusta Swizzle (Sailor Jerry recipe)
- 1 ½ parts Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum
- ½ part orange curacao
- 1 part spoon Luxardo Maraschino
- ¾ part fresh lemon juice
- ½ part orgeat syrup
- 1 dash Angostura bitters
- 1 part Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Combine ingredients (except Crabbie’s), shake and strain over fresh crushed ice in a tall
glass or tiki mug or combine ingredients in glass, add crushed ice and “swizzle” top with
ice. Top with Crabbie’s. Finish by spritzing an orange zest. Garnish with paper umbrella.

Artillery Buck
- 3/4 oz lemon juice
- 1/2 oz simple syrup or yellow chartreuse
- 2 dashes Angostura bitters
- 1 1/2 oz rye whiskey
- Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Stir all ingredients in Collins glass or shake briefly and strain into glass; add 3-4 ice
cubes and top with Crabbie’s. Dash extra bitters on top and garnish with lemon wheel.

Dark and Stormy (Version #1)
- 1½ oz sugarcane syrup
- ¾ oz lime juice
- 2oz dark rum (preferably Black Seal or Black Strap)
- Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Mix ingredients in Collins glass and add 3-4 ice cubes. Top with Crabbie’s and garnish
with candied ginger or lime wheel.

Dark and Stormy (Version #2)
- 2oz dark rum
- 8oz Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
Pour rum over ice, add Crabbie’s and stir.

Ginger Buck
- 1 ½ oz of gin
- 5oz of Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer
- Generous squeeze of lemon

Ginger Mist
A refreshing blend of Bombay Sapphire gin, fresh lime, cilantro and Crabbie’s Alcoholic
Ginger Beer

The Peacock
Vodka shaken with Cointreau, fresh lemon, pomegranate juice and Crabbie’s Alcoholic
Ginger Beer

Dark & Crabbie
Gosling dark rum, Crabbie’s Alcoholic Ginger Beer and fresh lime

Cheers for the Winter Olympics

Thursday, February 6, 2014 | Anheuser Busch, Carlsberg, Crabbie's, Erdinger, Fuller's, Kirin, Leffe


The Sochi Winter Olympics are underway, so it’s time to start thinking about who’s going to win which events. The Olympics are not only about rooting on our own nation’s athlete’s, but also coming together and finding common ground between countries. So why not celebrate other’s wins as well by cracking open a beer with which to toast the gold medalists? We’ve got some suggestions on what to use to toast as each country collects medals.

United States- Budweiser: They are, after all, the official beer sponsor of the U.S. team.

Germany – Erdinger: This exclusively wheat beer brewery offers a taste of its country of origin in every mouthful.

Belgium – Leffe: You’ve got nine great choices to choose from here, so you can’t go wrong.

Denmark – Carlsberg: Started in 1847, this brewery makes a pale lager that’s as refreshing as it is standard.

England – Fullers: Fuller’s is a staple in England, and for good reason. London Pride, ESB and their London Porter are all good choices.

Japan – Kirin: Another old brewery out of Tokyo, they’ve got a pale ale that is ‘number one!’

Ireland – O’Hara’s: An Irish classic, with a stout, Irish red and more than a handful of other great brews.

Here’s to safe and well-played games!

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