Unique beer names and labels always catch my eye. That is what happened when I saw cans of BABA Black Lager on a store shelf. The label says that it is USDA organic and herded by Uinta Brewing Co in Salt Lake City, Utah. 'Generally' black lagers are a good dark bottom layer so I tried it with some Bass Ale and later with some Hop Trapp IPA (Lakewood Brewing) on top. I was not disappointed. With both, the lighter colored ale layered nicely over the black lager. Check out the pics below.
In previous blog posts I've said that a porter makes a good bottom layer beer and generally it does. However, I've found a few light colored beers that are heavy enough to layer under a porter. Below are two examples.
Francis sent me a great picture of a Belgian Brunette she made with Stella and Guinness draft.
She had received the layering tool as s gift and said she was having problems layering with Guinness. When most people are having a problem with layering Guinness it is because they are using the Guinness bottles. The bottles definitely don't layer as easily as the canned Guinness. After confirming that she was using the cans, she tried getting some foam on the bottom layer before pouring the Guinness. This helps to slow the top layer liquid as it drops. From the picture that obviously did the trick.
Trevor from Waterloo Ontario found a great combination with outstanding layer separation. This one has Sleeman's India Pale ale (bottle) on the bottom, Guinness (Can) as the top layer. Trevor asked that this be added to the recipe list as either a "Crazy Canadian" or "Frankie's Favorite".
The Sleeman brewery is located west of Toronto. I'll have to look for some down here in Texas.
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