Whiskey Friday is here again, and this time we’re doubling down on drinks with Bulleit Boilermakers. They’re the perfect example of the old saying, “more is more.”
Most people know Neil DeGrasse Tyson as a science communicator. The man knows his way around the multiverse. Well, I’m an alcohol communicator, and I know my way around the multivice. Why just have one drink when you can have two? The beauty of dabbling in Bulleit boilermakers is that the beer and the whiskey actually compliment each other. It’s not double fisting for the sake of awesomeness. It’s double fisting in the name of flavor… or so I tell myself.
I would certainly never turn my nose up at a drop shot, but today I opted to enjoy my Bulleit Rye and IPA separately because there’s a special place in my heart for Kona Brewing’s Hanalei Island IPA. During Volume I of my honeymoon last year, my wife and I drank POG (passionfruit, orange and guava) mimosas every morning. Then one night we wandered over to Kona Brewing and tried Hanalei Island, a fruit-forward IPA, and I’ll be damned if it wasn’t an even better use of POG.
Hanalei Island IPA was an island-only beer at the time but was released to us poor continentals earlier this year, and I’ve been drinking it ever since. If you haven’t tried it, jump over to Kona’s beer finder immediately.
It didn’t even occur to me when making my pairing that in addition to Whiskey Friday, it’s also Aloha Friday, which makes this the most fitting of Bulleit boilermakers. Just remember, if you’re going to drink an IPA, you might as well have a shot of rye whiskey with it. And if you’re already working on two vices, why not add a third? Again, we’re dealing with the multivice here. Fire up a cigar and really let your body have it!