Cask Days – Leaderboard

Beer Cocktail

Published on September 9th, 2014 | by Dan Grant

Beer Cocktail: The Brendan Behan

“Coffee grounds, stout, and Irish whiskey”

When three ingredients so naturally complement one another, well, you’d be crazy not to give them their own show.

Coffee, a damn fine stout and Irish whiskey is a beautiful, simple combination for a beer cocktail.

I’ve named this one Brendan Behan, after the 20th Century Irish literary icon who referred to his own self as a “drinker with writing problems,” and proudly proclaimed “I saw a sign that said ‘Drink Canada Dry,’ so I did.”

119The Brendan Behan Ingredients:

  • Coffee grounds left in the bottom of the French Press
  • 1 can of Mill Street Cobblestone Stout (LCBO #312850)
  • 1 oz of Irish Whiskey (I used Jameson)
  • Cigar (optional)


  • French Press
  • Something to stir

Make it:

  1. When you’re done your coffee in the morning, strain out all the excess liquid so you’re left with damp grounds
  2. Add a full can of Mill Street Cobblestone Stout, without plunging it.
  3. Stir it, so the grounds circulate throughout the stout, then put it in the fridge (still don’t plunge it).
  4. Wait a few hours, remove it from the fridge and plunge it.
  5. Pour the strained, coffee-infused stout into your glass and add a shot of Irish whiskey
  6. Light a cigar (optional), relax and learn more about Behan’s connection to Toronto.
Fifth annual Toronto Beer Week runs September 12-20
The Monday Mash - Sept. 8

Eastbound – Leaderboard


Back to Top ↑
  • Lug Tread – Sidebar A
  • Toronto Brewing – Learn to Brew
  • Today’s Events

    september, 2017

    15sepallday23alldayToronto Beer Week(All Day) City of Toronto

    22sepallday23alldayBeau's Oktoberfest(All Day) Vankleek Hill Fair Grounds, 92 Main Street West Vankleek Hill, ON K0B 1R0

    22sepallday24alldayCultivate: A Festival of Food and Drink(All Day) Port Hope Memorial Park, 56 Queen St, Port Hope, Ontario

    sat23sepalldayalldayMcGregor Mug Run & International Beer Fest(All Day: saturday) Co-An Park, 11071 Concession Road 11 McGregor, ON N0R1J0

    sat23sep8:00 AMBeau’s Oktoberfest Ride for United Way8:00 AM Beau's All Natural Brewing, 10 Terry Fox Dr, Vankleek Hill, Ontario K0B 1R0, Canada

    sat23sep11:00 AM4:00 PMLake of Bays' Pumpkin Party11:00 AM - 4:00 PM Lake of Bays Brewing Co., 2681 Hwy. 117 Baysville, Muskoka, Ontario

    sat23sep12:00 PMFunk Night at Birreria Volo12:00 PM Birreria Volo, 612 College St, Toronto, ON M6G 1B4

    sat23sep12:00 PM5:00 PMRedline's Charity Tap Takeover at Arabella Park12:00 PM - 5:00 PM Arabella Park, 740 Belmont Village Ave. W, Kitchener, ON

    sat23sep12:00 PM7:00 PMThe Aleyards Fall BBQ12:00 PM - 7:00 PM Rainhard Brewing Co., 100 Symes Rd, York, ON M6N 3T1

    sat23sep1:00 PMÉtienne Brûlé Brewery's 1 Year Anniversary Party1:00 PM Étienne Brûlé Brewery, 893 Notre Dame Embrun, Ontario, ON K0A1W0

    sat23sep7:00 PMKEGS for CNCR Fundraiser at Collective Arts7:00 PM Collective Arts Brewing, 207 Burlington St. E., Hamilton, ON

    sat23sep10:00 PM4:00 PMSolar Brewery Tour at GoodLot Farmstead Brewing10:00 PM - 4:00 PM GoodLot Farmstead Brewing Co., 18825 Shaws Creek Road, Caledon, Ontario L7K 1L3

  • Follow Us

    1473289462_twitter   1473289467_instagram   1473289477_facebook   1473289530_rss