While Paul Maloney of Kingston’s Stockade Tavern acknowledges that he is seeing a lot more beer cocktails recently, he stops short of calling them a trend. “People have been mixing beer and spirits for a very, very long time,” he says. “They were doing it long before vodka was being infused with bacon. In fact, beer was traditionally found in punches going all the way back to the 1700s.”
And Maloney is all about tradition. When he opened Stockade three years ago in an old Singer sewing machine factory in the city’s historic uptown district, the fine arts painter set out to create a bar menu focusing on cocktails from the late 1800s and early 1900s. He’s succeeded — and the bar has since been transformed into a beloved local institution. While he’ll happily serve you a snakebite (that’s beer and cider) or a boilermaker (a shot of whiskey in a pint of beer), here he shares a few recipes for some lesser-known beer cocktails. Cheers to that!
Maloney’s take on the Black Flip, which traditionally mixes an egg into chocolate stout
A version of the classic Airmail cocktail