The gin and tonic, the margarita, the old fashioned: all fabulous cocktails. But every once in a while, you want something a bit different than the traditional cocktail. It’s times like these that call for a bit of inspiration, such as Howard and Ashley Stelzer’s new book Beer Cocktails: 50 Superbly Crafted Cocktails that Liven Up Your Lagers and Ales. This book includes delicious recipes for incorporating your favorite brews into a cocktail that is perfect for the end of a long work day or as a Saturday sipper. Try the Sloe Work Day with blackberry puree, sloe gin, St-Germain, India Pale Ale and mint, or the Snakebite featuring hard cider and lager. Howard and Ashley Stelzer’s Beer Cocktails is available in stores and online for $13.