“Smoky and bitter with a hint of heat and slight tartness, this cocktail is both warming and refreshing.” — Ashley Routson, founder of beermixology.com and mixologist at Bison Brewing in Berkeley, Calif.
1 ounce Joven or blanco mezcal
1/2 ounce lemon juice
1/2 ounce agave nectar
2 dashes Tapatío or other hot sauce
4-1/2 ounces American IPA
Shake all ingredients except for the beer and lemon peel with ice. Strain into a pint glass filled with ice, top with the beer, and garnish with lemon peel.