It has been a while since I posted but, rest assured, I've still been busy trying different black and tan combinations over the Thanksgiving and Christmas holiday. Many combos didn't work so I was forced to drink them as punishment. Here are pictures of my successes. Some of them worked out really well with fantastic layer separation.
Well, St Patrick's day celebrations are over. Hope everyone tried some green beer!
I'd been trying some various layered beer combos. Many of them didn't work out and mixed, but through perseverance and a bit of luck, I landed some good ones. See pics below.
I'm always on the lookout for different beer glasses to try black 'n tans with. A few weeks ago I found a goblet style glass on Amazon at a reasonable price. The tool didn't really fit the smaller opening and it actually sat on the diagonal part. It formed a good seal around the rim and when I first started pouring the Guinness it wouldn't drip down because no air could escape. Once I lift the tool slightly the Guinness started to flow and a decent layer was created. It didn't turn out as good as I had hoped so I'll be trying the glass again.
Received some great customer pictures recently.
Had a great new years celebration with good friends, family and college football. Had a opportunity to try some beer layering with leftovers from the beer fridge. Check out the great separation line with the Blue Moon and Guinness. The last picture shows how well the Blue Moon and Guinness remained separated even after about half of the drink was gone.
Happy 2016 to everyone!
Lee sent pictures of two great layered beer recipes which he named in honor of the new Star Wars movie coming out. The first one is the "Imperial Storm Trooper"; a dark on bottom combination.
The second one he named a "Storm Trumer" (or Calm Before the Storm Trumer). This one is a nice clear/cloudy combo which are harder to find.
Great picture composition with the draft taps in the background. Thanks Lee!
I recently found a new porter from Lakewood Brewing; their Holiday Bonus Festive Porter. I thought, great!, a new dark beer to try layering with.
Well my first attempt was a failure when I tried the porter on top of Franconia Wheat. The Franconia Wheat beer was my go-to bottom beer but not anymore. The porter immediately dropped down into the wheat and mixed. This told me that the porter was denser than the wheat. A few days later I tried pouring the wheat over the porter and it worked great.
Jan 24, 2016 Update: In using up the last of my Lakewood Holiday Bonus beer, I found two more great layered beer combinations. One with a Sam Adams and another with a Shiner Birthday Beer. See pictures below.
Here are some great Stella layered beer combinations to quench your Desire! Stella Artois lager on top with Left Hand Brewing Milk Stout Nitro stout, Franconia Brewing Dunkel and Deschutes Brewery's Black Butte Porter on the bottom
Don't you think it's time for a couple of beers? Here are some black and tan pictures from over the summer.
The classic layered beer drink has a dark beer (most often Guinness) layered on top of a lighter colored beer. This combination gives a dramatic effect but it isn't the only possible layering combination. As can be seen in the pictures below, having a dark beer as the bottom layer can also work nicely. Keep on experimenting!!
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