Received a great email from Mark R.
"You’ll be glad to know it’s got a good amount of use already. My dad and I have been making Black and Tans and since you get two beers with each one you make, he’s been trying them with me. Turns out the bottled Guinness doesn’t work. So far my favorites have been blue moon and Guinness and shock top and Guinness. Left the tool with him because he’ll use it more than I will. It’s been fun!"
Mark is right that bottled Guinness not working as well as the canned Guinness Draught. Combos with Blue Moon and Shock Top both work well and the cloudyness of the bottom layer presents nicely.
Thanks for the feedback and the pictures Mark!
We just received some great feedback from Don T in western Canada. He said "First attempt with Harp's Lager and Guinness resulted in a perfect pour. Thank you." That made my day. Don then shared two nice pictures to prove it. Thanks Don!
Both of these are almost guaranteed to work because of the density difference between the two layers.
A great time with some new friends with what else? Three great layered beers.
Also found some other pictures on my camera roll ;)
Even in the heat of summer the search for different layered beer combinations doesn't stop. Here are some nice combinations that helped to take the heat down a few degrees.
Randal just sent me a great picture. He wrote "Hello this is a black and tan i made using the perfect black and tan tool with Guinness Draught & Helltown Idle Hands DIPA. I call it "DRAUGHT in HELL" hope you use it on your site."
This is a great combination with a very distinct layer separation line. Thanks Randal!
UPDATE: Just received another picture from Randy with Guinness Draught & FatHeads Head Trip (tripple Belgian). He calls it "So an Irishman and 3 Belgians walk into a bar". Thanks again Randy!
Just a reminder that the greatest green beer drinking day is fast approaching. St. Patrick's day this year is Friday, March 17. Below is a practice Black and Green I just made. It worked out perfect! The IPA needed only 2 drops from a small bottle of green food dye I bought at the local grocery store (found it in the spice section, ~$2-$3).
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.
A spooky Halloween picture I found on Instagram from the Guinness store in Las Vegas. It shows the classic Blacksmith and Half 'n Half recipes.
Here is their Instagram URL: https://www.instagram.com/guinnessstorelasvegas/
It has been a while since I've posted but I was still taking pictures of successful layered beer combinations. Check out the great black and tans below.
Here are three great layered beer pictures from a happy customer. He had good success getting the beers to layer well in the tulip glass. I've always had problems with those glasses.
The combo with the War Hammer Imperial IPA from 4Hands Brewing Co has been named a "Black Hammer".
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