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Boilermaker Beer Cocktail
The ingredients of the American version of a boilermaker.
A boilermaker can refer to two types of beer cocktail. In American terminology, the drink consists of a glass of beer mixed with a shot of whiskey.When the beer is served as a chaser, the drink is often called simply a shot and a beer. In Texas, it is known as a Two-Step.
The drink originated in Butte, Montana, in the 1890s, and was originally called a "Sean O'Farrell" and was served only when miners ended their shifts.
In Britain, the term "boilermaker" traditionally refers to a half pint of draught mild mixed with a half pint of bottled brown ale, although it now also commonly refers to the American shot and pint. In Scotland, "a half and a half" is a half pint of beer with a whisky ("a hauf"). The use of these terms in Scottish and English pubs can be traced back to about 1920.
There are a number of ways to drink an American beer chaser:
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 the shot glass is dropped into the beer glass, the drink can also be known as a depth charge.
The liquor may be poured directly into an open beer bottle or can after consuming some of the beer.
Other pairings of a shot and a beer are possible; traditional pairings include:
Herrengedeck ("gentlemen's menu"), a German pairing of Korn (grain brandy) and beer.
Irish Car Bomb, an American pairing of a shot of Irish cream and whiskey into a glass of stout
Kopstootje ("little headbutt"), a Dutch pairing of Jenever (Dutch gin) and beer, term attested 1943.
^Walkart, C.G. (2002). National Bartending Center Instruction Manual. Oceanside, California: Bartenders America, Inc. p. 123. ASIN: B000F1U6HG. The BCIM lost track of the traditional American Boilermaker from the 1970s and 80s; this involves a "depth charge," which is a shotglass filled with whiskey that is dropped into a 2/3 filled pint of beer. The 2002 manual suggests to "Serve whiskey in a shot glass with a glass of beer on the side as a chaser."
^Randall, Jessy F. (2013). The Oxford Encyclopedia of Food and Drink in America. Oxford University Press USA. p. 58. ISBN9780199734962.