Craft beer of the week: Tommy Pickles beer cocktail

Craft Beer of the Week: Tommy Pickles beer cocktail

Style: Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA infused with Brooklyn Brine Hop Pickles

Price: $12

Story: Tommy Pickles is a blend of Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA (Marcus Wade of MC Kitchen in Miami's Design District says he's experimented with other Dogfish IPAs, but 60 Minute provides the best balance of flavor and hop bite) and Brooklyn Brine Hop Pickles. Those pickles are actually made with Dogfish Head 60 Minute IPA as well as citrusy Cascade hops and caramelized onions. Marcus combines the beer and pickles (with a shot of their brine) in a modified tea infuser called Randall the Enamel Animal Jr. The alcohol from the beer pulls off the spicy, salty, botanical flavors from the pickles, Marcus says, and creates a beer cocktail that's balanced with some zip.