Brad C. dropped me a line the other day about the recipe list saying "You have multiple versions of Guinness and PBR. All have the wrong name, for there is only one to describe this gift from the gods. The Pabst Smear."
Well I was intrigued! A gift from the gods?? I picked up some Pabst Blue Ribbon about a week later to try it out. It layered well and of course tasted great.
BTW - Guinness on top of Pabst Blue Ribbon is also called a "Black and Blue", a "Black and Indy" and a "Ghetto Black and Tan". Also, for those who are in New Orleans, if you ask for a "Black and Blue" expect Guinness over PBR and not Blue Moon.
In my 11/24/13 post I talked about how amazed I was that Guinness Draft could be a bottom layer beer. Well it wasn't an anomaly as I found another top light beer example with Shiner Light Blonde. Here are two examples of Shiner Light Blonde on top of stouts.
I found this interesting black and tan video demonstration at the doingsciencetostuff blog. Really shows the principle of density-based layering at work. Check it out at http://blog.doingsciencetostuff.com/2013/09/21/epic-black-and-tan/
These triple layer black and tans worked out very nicely with great layer separation. We had both dark/light/dark and light/dark/light combinations.
Saint Arnold Winter Stout under Alaskan White contradicts my recipe rule that stouts 'generally' work as top layer beers. The exception to the rule... ;)
With friends and relatives bringing over different six-packs over the Christmas holidays, I was able to try some new dark on top and dark on bottom combinations.
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