Good news for beer lovers. There is a news that two American liquor Brands, Jim Beam and Budweiser, are collaborating together to create the most iconic lager based drink you can imagine. Many of you probably know it simply as “a beer and shot,” but its real name is the Boilermaker—a glass of beer and shot of whiskey. In America, most of the time that will get you a cold Budweiser and a shot of whiskey like Jim Beam, bourbon, from Jack Daniels. Now, Jim Beam and Budweiser want to combine those two drinks in one glass.
According to Esquire, the new beer will be launched as Budweiser Reserve Copper Lager. The beer will be brewed with two-row barley—which some brewers believe produces a “fuller, maltier flavor”—and then aged in Jim Beam bourbon barrels.
So what do you think? Does this new lager successfully mimic the taste of a shot (or a sip if you like to take things slow) of bourbon, immediately followed by a swig of beer? As Esquire mentions, the aging process produces a “toasty oak aroma and nutty taste, with caramel and vanilla notes,” which does sound like a pleasant balance between the hoppy beer and the sweetness of the bourbon.