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Shot and Beer - Change off or Stay the Course

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I honestly looked around and couldn't find a similar thread, so started new one. I know if a fellow CH-er knows of a similar one, they'll point me in the right direction.
When I get take-out from a restaurant, I don't call ahead to make it a faster trip. I enjoy sitting at the bar and enjoying a drink while perusing the menu, then ordering, and waiting for my order. I usually order a shot and a beer. I'm not a big drinker, so it's sort of my only guilty pleasure these days. What occurred to me is that I don't have a favorite combination. The guy behind the bar remembered what I asked for last time, and when I ordered something completely different, he seemed taken aback. That said...here's the core of this thread...when you order a shot and a beer, is it the same combination all the time or do you like a little variety? If you DO like variety, do you find that some whiskeys (to use a term) go better with some beers? What combinations, in your opinion, go best? Curious minds want to know! And curious palates want to try them.

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