The dark Abita Turbodog worked out really well for a bottom beer, at first. I tried it with a Blue Moon on top and the layer separation was nice and distinct. (See left picture) A buddy that was over also tried it and experienced a different effect. We saw 'tendrils' of the Turbodog coming up into the lighter Blue Moon. (See center picture) These tendrils were being brought up by the Turbodog CO2 bubble trails. Slowly the two layers were mixed.
I later tried Turbodog with some other beers (eg Sol) and saw the same effect with even faster mixing.
I picked up a 6-pack of Black Butte Porter the other day and started trying it with some other beers in my fridge. It worked out great as the bottom layer with Sam Adam's Belgian Session and Shiner Kosmos. Nice distinct layers with both. I had never tried the Belgian Session before but I knew the Shiner Kosmos worked well as a bottom layer with Guinness Draught (See my March triple layer using Kosmos and Guinness). OK... Could this be a new triple layer??... YES!!
So a few days later, after picking up some Guinness, I gave it a try. It turned out really well. Great dark - light - dark layer separation.
Thing definitely slow down in the summer, even my beer drinking. That doesn't make sense does it!? However, I was able to try a few black and tan beer combinations over the last few weeks with the beer layering tool. Click on the pictures to see a larger version.
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