11/30/2012 10:39 am ET Updated Jan 30, 2013

5 Boozy Beer Cocktails

Feel like having a drink tonight but can't decide between a beer and a cocktail? Why not have both? Adding a cold one to your evening tipple is a great way to discover a whole new world of mixology. Beer cocktails go far beyond the savory Michelada -- a mellow lager can cut sweetness, while a hoppy or sour ale adds a kick of flavor.

Whether you're a die-hard beer fan or cocktail aficionado, one of these five hopped-up libations is sure to hit the spot. (Want more recipes and articles like this in your inbox? Subscribe to today.)

5 Boozy Beer Cocktails