There’s beer, and then there are Bloody Marys — normally, these two very different beverages are kept firmly separated by both the time of day and the setting.
Beer is, for the most part, an afternoon or evening drink (unless you’re tailgating, of course), whereas Bloody Marys fall squarely into the camp of cocktails that are socially acceptable to drink before noon. If you live in some parts of the country, maybe you mix up a red beer — a beer cocktail made with tomato juice or V8 and Worcestershire sauce — with Bloody Mary mix when you’re feeling particularly creative, but otherwise, these drinks never seem to cross paths.
Now, though, there’s a new way to enjoy a beer and a tomato-y cocktail, whenever you feel like it: Bloody Mary mix that’s been aged in beer barrels.
Two Colorado companies partnered up to make Powder Keg, which is believed to be the country’s first-ever barrel-aged Bloody Mary mix. The Real Dill, a Denver-based pickle and Bloody Mary mix company, collaborated with Greeley’s WeldWerks Brewing to create this pioneering new beverage.Photo courtesy of The Real Dill