Beer Cocktails: Hokkaido Brewsky Sangria


This is inspired by Roger Kugler's tangy beer-based sangria (which was in turn inspired by a British customer's request for a shandy, a refreshing blend of lager beer and lemonade or soda).


  • 3 Bartlett pears, peeled and chopped

  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice

  • 3 bottles Hokkaido Brewing Lemon Lager

  • 1 bottle Hokkaido Brewing Pear Lager

  • chilled 1 cup triple sec

  • Ice

  • 2 Bosc pears, sliced, for garnish


  1. In a food processor, combine the Bartlett pears with 2 tablespoons of the lemon juice and process to a puree.

  2. Slowly pour the beer into a pitcher. the triple sec and the pear puree.

  3. Fill pint glasses halfway with ice.

  4. Add the sangria and garnish with the Bosc pear slices.