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Am I strange - love beer and bloody mary - together.

lexpatti Feb 22, 2008 03:12 PM

Is this such a drink, I had a nice mexican amber beer mixed with my own bloody mary mix? It's fantastic - 1/2 & 1/2 on ice. Am I nuts? I think it comes from enjoying oyster shooters so much, that I enjoy it without the oysters too.

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    karenfinan Feb 22, 2008 03:25 PM

    I used to drink something called Bloody Beer, exactly what you are talking about. I was with a former boyfriend at his parents home. They were carpetmakers, and had a beautiful wool carpet. They gave me a bloody beer, their standard drink, and yes I spilled it on thier beautiful light gray wool carpet. Boyfriend and I are not still dating.

    1. Eat_Nopal Feb 22, 2008 03:44 PM

      Also sounds similar to a Michelada... with happens to be Mexican Beer, Clamato or Clam Juice & Tomato Juice, Arbol Chile Paste or Powder, Worcestire & a Squeeze of Lime.

      Classic Beer Cocktail in Mexico... you aren't wrong you got 110 Million people backing your taste buds.

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      1. re: Eat_Nopal
        LStaff Feb 25, 2008 06:47 AM

        At the Extreme Beer Fest in Boston last week there were two bloody mary inspired beers.

        One was from Cambridge Brewing Co. where they mixed (in your sample glass)a spicy bloody mary mix with a smoked chile beer and topped it off with some pickled vegetables. I commented on how awesome it would be with a raw oyster in there like an oyster shooter. I believe they serve a version of this during their weekend brunches.

        Chili Willy (Big & Bloody)
        Possibly the world's first draft beer Bloody Mary! Chili Willy (Big Man Ale infused with ancho and chipotle peppers) blended with fresh tomato juice and spices and garnished with Chef Roskow's house-made picked veggies. You can not stop this insanity! 7.0%

        The other was a beer that added all of the bloody mary ingrediants before fermentation from Short's Brewing in MI - including tomatoes - and it was actually pretty tasty - the tomato aspect was there but in the background and the spices seemed more like old bay flavor.

        Bloody Beer
        Imperial California Lager fermented with roma tomatoes, and spiced will dill, horseradish, tellicherry pepper and celery seed. 8.5%

        1. re: LStaff
          Eat_Nopal Feb 25, 2008 04:34 PM

          Now that sounds interesting to the fullest extent of the word. It sounds like you are familiar with Mexican cuisine or at least ingredients... if you haven't been... go to Mexico you will be in Oyster Cocktail heaven (Raw Oysters in a "broth" of tomato, lime juice, olives, pickled jalapenos etc.,... if you go for Ostiones Borrachos then the broth includes either Beer or Pulque).

      2. southernitalian Feb 25, 2008 06:50 AM

        I love beer and tomoato juice and we've always called it a Red Eye. It's a brunch drink in our family. An aquired taste. Never thought about making a complete bloody.

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        1. re: southernitalian
          kelomaki Feb 25, 2008 05:18 PM

          I was in our local Kroger Grocery a few weeks ago and noticed a Budweiser product called Chelada. A mixture of Budweiser and Calmato Juice....
          I guess someone will like it... not me!!!
          I don't think even my Canadian buddies will find this good... and they love their Bloody Ceaser's.

          1. re: kelomaki
            currymouth Feb 25, 2008 05:24 PM

            Sound like a perfect match to me..............

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              Eat_Nopal Feb 25, 2008 07:21 PM

              Come on... how do you even go about comparing a Michelada prepared competently with canned urine from Budweiser?

              1. re: Eat_Nopal
                currymouth Feb 25, 2008 07:38 PM

                Canned urine eh............. that would explain that strange but haunting after taste that we have all grown to love............... or hate.

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                  Eat_Nopal Feb 25, 2008 08:22 PM


          2. 4maxwelz Apr 11, 2008 02:51 PM

            "Up Nort" here in Wisconsin bloodys are almost always served with beer chasers. The old timers will drink down enough bloody to fit the chaser into the glass. I've also seen those same old timers order a "poor man's bloody". It's the same as you described. Welcome to God's country!

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              dandandan Apr 13, 2008 07:13 AM

              No, I think its fairly common actually -- Bud's got a canned version of this called clamato beer.


              *I* think it sounds kinda gross, but then again, whenever I see a Bud label, I want to throw up. I might try your mix though, at home sometime.

              1. grampart Apr 13, 2008 07:42 AM

                40 years ago, a friend's father served me a bruch drink that was half tomato juice and half Heineken beer. It was pretty darned good. He called it a "BrewDriver".

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                1. re: grampart
                  jpsox Apr 17, 2008 04:16 PM

                  Many years ago I spent some time in Portland, OR and "red beer" was very popular in the many old-school taverns I frequented. These were beer and wine only joints and the set-up was a bottle of Henry Weinhard's or Rainer, a small can of V-8 or tomato juice, and a small glass with ice that the imbiber would mix however they wanted. I developed a bit of taste for it, but at home would kick it up like a regular bloody mary with horseradish, Wocestershire, etc.

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