International Beer Day, celebrated annually on the first Friday of August, was created in 2007 by a California man named Jesse Avshalomov and his colleagues as a way to bring friends and strangers together over pints of beer. Since then people across the world celebrate this day. What better way to end the week than by chugging down this alcoholic beverage! But we have come with a more unique way to celebrate this day and that is through Beer Cocktails. Yes, you heard that right!
If the words ‘beer’ and ‘cocktail’ said simultaneously makes you wince, we urge you to reconsider. Quality beer is a great product for adding length and flavour to a spirit-based drink. Sure, there’s a time and place for sipping on straight-up beer, but sometimes you want more than just a plain old bottle of your favourite beer. For some occasions, you crave for something different, something unique and more refreshing and delicious. Beer is great and all, but a beer cocktail is just better. So, on this International Beer Day which is on 2nd of August, go ahead and replace your favourite brews with these exciting beer cocktails at some of these well – known spots in Kolkata.
Bombay Brasserie: Located at the 5th floor of Quest Mall, an all day Bar and Eatery, Bombay Brasserie adds a spark to your palate with a fresh perspective, where bright ingredients are assorted with present classics with a twist, or elements are paired that make for an altogether new expedition. The menu showcases recipes from across India that are completely unique. The bar at Bombay Brasserie -the Patiala Bar – is another highlight. Old favourites from across cultures and countries comfortably sit alongside refreshing new brews. Bright ingredients mix to present classics with a twist, or pair elements that make for an altogether new journey.
They have also mastered in the art of making this amazing beverage, especially for all the beer lovers, which is named as Uncle Vivek’s Barley. This refreshing cocktail is curated from whiskey and barley water with cinnamon and a dash of beer for good measure.
Where: Bombay Brasserie
Address: Bombay Brasserie, 5th floor, Quest Mall
Timings: 11:30 AM to 11 PM
Price: Rs. 395/-
Traffic Gastropub: Located in City Centre 2, just minutes away from Chinar Park is a place which is known for loud music, high quality food and not to forget its classy and quirky décor. The Gastropub has already become a place in which we are in love with. The 25ft. bar area being the longest in Kolkata gives its customers a feel of both English pub and a café. The menu also offers assortment of dishes to choose from, with some refreshing and innovative beer cocktails such as Tumse Na Ho Payega, a cocktail made from Absinthe, Vodka, Gin, Tequila, Beer and Simple Syrup served in a kettle and Hum Mug with a flipped beer bottle. Another delicious beer cocktail is Aquaman, curated from Tequila, Blue Curacao Syrup, Sweet & Sour, Orange Juice and Beer served in a fish bowl and last but not the least, they also offer us with Bengal Hurricane, made with Bourbon Whisky, Sweet & Sour, Blueberry, Marmalade, Mint Leaves and Beer served in a Lantern.
Where: Traffic Gastropub
Address: Traffic Gastropub, City Centre 2, Chinar Park
Timings: 12 Noon to 12 Midnight
Price: All these 3 Beer cocktails are priced at Rs. 650/-
The Lords and Barons: The Lords and Barons is giving a chance to the Kolkatans to travel back to the 19th Century ‘Calcutta’! With authentic approach in the interior and era-syncing food and drink, The Lords and Barons is going to set an example as a truly historical Brit Pub. Tucked away in Park Street, this is an absolute delight for the people seeking an experience. The place opens into narrow corridors with tiled panels and friezes, wooden floors, stuccoed ceilings and simply elegant light fittings, giving an authentic approach to the interiors and era-syncing food and drink.
To celebrate the Beer Day, they have curated a fruity beer cocktail- Beer Sangria, made from Herbal Beer mixed with fresh fruits such as Red Apples, Grapes and Malta with Vodka, served in a Bordeaux glass, which is available
from 26th July to 31st August.
Where: The Lords and Barons
Address: 20B, Park Street Area, Kolkata-700016
Timings: 1:00 PM – 11:30 PM
Price: Rs. 350/-
These refreshing blends show brews of different shades and styles, which can make versatile bases for your cocktails and the best part is, that these cocktails are so delicious that you don’t even need to be a huge fan of beer to enjoy them. So head to these places if you want to make your International Beer Day
more exciting and unforgettable.