Celebrating the Craft of Beer, Spirits and Cocktails

Welcome to The Missing Drink. If you're looking for discussion on topics ranging from craft beer culture, the brewing industry and the business of beer to experiments in the world of cocktails and mixology, you've come to the right place! Grab a beer, get comfortable and come join the conversation! Iechyd da!

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Beer Cocktails in the Wild - Hoppy Collins

Beer Cocktails in the Wild – Hoppy Collins

Barocco is a bit of a hidden gem in Cardiff city centre. Down a side street in the modern shopping area of The Hayes, this stylish little cocktail bar is opulent yet friendly. It feels posh, but you don’t feel like you have to dress up or spend a fortune on a night there. Like...
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 rum for an extra couple...
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 subtle, and I find the...
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 keep things simple, which was...
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. It looks like I could...
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 see what they do next,...
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...
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...