I received some feedback that my website recipe list was difficult to sort through. When I looked at it from the point of view of someone visiting the site for the first time, I could see what they meant. It was a straight list of 190+ combinations. Pretty hard to find any specific layered beer combination.
The list is now organized into the following six categories. Each category has a sample picture to click on.
Check it out and let me know if this new way is better.
I had a 12 pack of Shiner White Wing so it was a constant in my black and tan experimentation over the past week or two. Also used Breckenridge Vanilla Porter a few times. I think I had a bit of success.The pictures speak for themselves.
I inadvertently tried the Session Black Lager as a bottom layer with the Shiner White Wing and it was only later that I realized that it shouldn't have worked. One of my 'rules of thumb' was that black lagers generally worked well as top layers. By 'generally' I had meant that they either worked or they didn't but here the Session worked as a bottom layer... WTF? So much for rules of thumb! You can see, however, that the Session and Shiner did mix a bit as its coloring is darker than the Breckenridge and Shiner combo.
FULL DISCLOSURE: No spoons were harmed in the making of these layered beers.
The black and tan beer recipe list has been updated with 23 new combinations. See black and tan beer recipes link. The new ones are at the bottom. The list now has 192 recipes! Each recipe is categorized as one of the following:
If you have any layered beer combos to add let me know.
I was at home on Friday due to the big ice storm that came through overnight. Being in the house all day can get boring so, after an appropriate amount of self-control, I decided to make a layered beer to take me into the evening. Shiner Premium under Guinness Draft. Very tasty!
Turkey, family, football and beer. It doesn't get much better... I did some beer layering experimentation and came up with some great black and tan combinations.
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