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Lew Bryson

Lew Bryson is a beer and spirits writer who lives near Philadelphia. He is the author of four brewery travel guides and the managing editor of Malt Advocate magazine.

  • Article

    Beer Becomes a Cocktail

    Beer makes a great mixed drink—it goes down easy, plays well with others, and is the perfect thirst quencher.

  • Recipe

    Peach Melba Cocktail

    Fruit lambic beers are tart Belgian brews fermented with wild yeasts and aged with crushed fruit or fruit juices. A mix of peach and raspberry lambics makes a drink that…

  • Recipe

    The Michelada

    This beer cocktail is simple and delicious. For an even simpler version—the Chelada—salt the rim of an ice-filled pint glass, add light lager and fresh lime juice, and enjoy. For…

  • Recipe

    Eve’s Black Heart

    Similar to a Black Velvet, which is made with Guinness and Champagne, this beer cocktail has a double hit of apples from both hard cider and apple brandy. Hence, the…

  • Recipe

    Blacker & Tanner

    This cocktail takes the classic Black & Tan—stout and pale ale—and cranks it up, blacker and tanner, with a double IPA and an imperial stout. You won’t get the ‘layered’…