The Reinvented Beer and a Shot

 Photo: Arcane Distilling

Photo: Arcane Distilling

For Men's Journal, I tackle one of the more unique trends in brewing today: beer whiskey.

See, modern brewers regularly dabble in distilleries’ toolsheds, aging rich stouts and barley wines in onetime whiskey and bourbon barrels. Now distillers are turning the tables and producing beer-inspired whiskeys: seasoning them with citrusy hops for a subtle, fruity kick; using ale yeast to give them extra richness; and even distilling IPAs into a hoppy, fragrant liquor.