Count me as a fan of both a classic cocktail and beers masquerading as one.  Allagash Brewing has recently come out with Day’s End, a “red ale that takes inspiration from a cocktail known as the Boulevardier. Brewed with lambrusco grape must, angelica root, and bitter orange peel, then aged in bourbon barrels, this beer balances notes of vanilla, red wine, oak, and caramel.”

The Green Fairy

Firestone Walker has just upped their barrel aging game by not only finding absinthe barrels but then creating a beer that those barrels could affect in a new and interesting way. Plus cognac, rye whiskey and bitters barrels as well.