What do YOU call a shot of whiskey dropped into a pint of beer? My people call it a “whiskabeer” — at least I believe I am spelling this right — and when the subject came up at work I discovered this word has NO Google hits!


How does ANY word have NO Google hits! Jack Donaghy makes one on “30 Rock”!

Looks like the method of dropping a full shot glass into another full glass is known as a “depth charge” or a “bomb.”

I would like doing so with whiskey into beer to be known as “whiskabeer.” I have only sipped one, and so cannot speak to their merits, but they do leave wonderfully confusing dishes in the sink.


Draws. Sweats. Eats too much sugar-free candy.

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5 Responses

  1. But yeah, it’s totally a boilermaker. I didn’t say nothing because they do enjoy saying whiskabeer so much.

  2. Tory says:

    1) THANK YOU! Your knowledge is delicious.

    2) Remember that episode of ALF where Kate’s sister (I think) came to visit and it was revealed that she was a big alcoholic and they used to call her “boilermaker”? And her alcoholism was resolved in 24 minutes? And I sort of had a crush on ALF? SORRY BUT IT’S TRUE.

    3) Welcome Kira and Nicola! And, of course, welcome back Sarah! HIGH FIVES.

  3. Sarah says:

    You should be proud that YOU are now the only search result found for whiskabeer.

  4. Nicola O. says:

    Boilermaker. Totally. Also? dangerous.

    I’ve seen it done with tequila instead of whiskey and man. That will do some serious damage.

  5. Kira says:

    The drink is really called a boilermaker. From wikipedia “A shot glass of the liquor may be dropped into the beer from the surface just before drinking, glass and all – this technique is referred to as a depth charge in some circles. Upon the shot glass striking the bottom of the mug, the carbonation in the beer begins to fizz violently, requiring the drinker to immediately consume the entire drink, either leaving the shot glass in the mug, or grasping it with the lips when setting down the mug. ”

    Thought you would like to know. 🙂

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