Celebrating the Craft of Beer, Spirits and Cocktails

Welcome to The Missing Drink, where you'll find everything from craft beer, classic cocktails, beautiful spirits and all sorts of lovely libations to instructional videos, home bar tips and in depth articles on drinking culture, the history of your favourite tipples, beer reviews and discussions on all things liquid. Sit back, grab a drink, and chime in!

Beer Cocktails in The Wild - Ginger Punk

Beer Cocktails in The Wild – Ginger Punk

The last of BrewDog’s beer cocktails on offer isn’t really a cocktail at all. It’s separated from the rest of the menu too. Ginger Punk is exactly what it sounds like – a Ginger Beer with Punk IPA. I do like the addition at the end there – you can add...
Beer Cocktails in The Wild - Old Flashy

Beer Cocktails in The Wild – Old Flashy

The third beer cocktail on BrewDog’s list is a variation of an Old Fashioned using Hardcore IPA. I’m not a massive fan of the Old Fashioned. I love a good bourbon now and again, but I don’t find them easy to drink. The flavors added to an Old Fashioned are...
Beer Cocktails in The Wild - SeaDog

Beer Cocktails in The Wild – SeaDog

After a disappointing start to the beer cocktails BrewDog have to offer in their bars, with the first on the list of BrewDog Beer Cocktails, Russian Psycho, I decided to return in the hopes of a better experience second time around. I chose the next one on the list, to...
Mountain Dew Dewritos - Uhh...Really?

Mountain Dew Dewritos – Uhh…Really?

Check the date. This is not an April Fools prank. This is not a hoax. This is not an attempt to prove that you are a gullible slob of a gamer who embodies every stereotype. This is real. This is happening. Mountain Dew Test New Doritos Flavour Drink That’s right....
Beer Cocktails in The Wild - Russian Psycho

Beer Cocktails in The Wild – Russian Psycho

BrewDog is at the forefront of beer experimentation. The self-proclaimed leaders of the Craft Beer Revolution would be one of the first names on the teamsheet if you were compisquad of breweries known for their madcap ideas, pushing the boundaries and, it must be said, trendsetting. Beer nerds want to...
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The Friday Beer - Lagunitas IPA

The Friday Beer – Lagunitas IPA

Lagunitas IPA Beer Review Style: American IPA ABV: 6.2% Beer Advocate Score: 88 Rate Beer Score: Overall 94/Style 92 - – – – - Lagunitas IPA Tasting Notes Visual: Bright, clear golden with a white bubble-filled head. Nose: Tangerine, piney resins and creamy strawberry, like ice cream. Quite a muted scent, very mild aroma. Taste: Orange, grapefruit and grass. Sweet biscuity...
What Batman has to Teach CAMRA

What Batman has to Teach CAMRA

You either die a hero or you live long enough to see yourself become the villain. So said Harvey Dent in Batman: The Dark Night. This week, at my day job, a customer ordered a round a drinks. He chose FUBAR, a pale ale voted this year’s Champion Beer of Wales and one of the most...
"There Already Is Beer" - What's the Point of Let There Be Beer?

“There Already Is Beer” – What’s the Point of Let There Be Beer?

The beery blogosphere and the Twitter feeds of fermentation-heads (I reckon I can get that name to catch on) has been abuzz with the news that a campaign to drive interest in British beer has reemerged. It was terrible the first time round and, if the bloggers are to be believed, it’s terrible this time...
Freddie Paul's Beer Tree Brew Kit

Freddie Paul’s Beer Tree Brew Kit

Brewing is a craft – an art elevated and ignited by science. It’s a simple process at heart, with some very specific conditions needed to perfect the result, but unfortunately, most of the process goes unseen, hidden by the cold, sterile glint of stainless steel and with only the murky, bubbling magic of fermentation visible...
Beer Cocktails in the Wild - Weissen Berry

Beer Cocktails in the Wild – Weissen Berry

Buffalo Bar is a popular spot for Cardiff’s students and the rest of the city’s nightowls, serving everything from bottles of Red Stripe and Stella to Schneider Weiss and Brooklyn Seasonals. On a quiet Sunday afternoon having a lovely Sunday Roast with the better half, I had a chance to flick through the popular cocktail...
Beer Cocktails in the Wild - Posh Punk

Beer Cocktails in the Wild – Posh Punk

BrewDog’s Punk IPA is a flagship of sorts, both for the controversy-seeking Scottish brewery and the British Craft Beer Revolution of which BrewDog have styled themselves as the leader. Punk IPA is the symbol of the revolution, but it’s come in for some stick recently. As a symbol of the revolution, it came as a...
Drowning in Beer

Drowning in Beer

Some people joke that drowning in beer is the obvious choice for many if asked “How would you want to die?” It’s still drowning though – a painful and hopeless suffocation, and I doubt anyone could hold their eyes open in the suds and bubbles of beer. Dark, painful and confusing. Doesn’t sound so great after...
Beer Cocktails - Beer Made Better?

Beer Cocktails – Beer Made Better?

Beer Cocktails are funny things. As somebody interested in both beer and cocktails as individual and distinct subjects, you might think that beer cocktails would excite me – the confluence of two things I am passionate about in one glass would surely be fascinating. But the truth is, I find beer cocktails to be uninspiring...
Book Review - The Barbarian's Beverage by Max Nelson

Book Review – The Barbarian’s Beverage by Max Nelson

The Barbarian’s Beverage: A History of Beer in Ancient Europe is a published version of Max Nelson’s university thesis (which is available for free online). He obviously passed – he is now Assistant Professor of Classics at Canada’s Windsor University and he was asked to extend it slightly for publication. In The Barbarian’s Beverage, Max...
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