My new black and tan beer layering book is now available on Amazon. It is titled "How to Make a Black & Tan and Other Layered Beer Cocktails". If you want to know more about make layered beers and would like to properly record your layering attempts, then this is the book for you.
This is a complete book for learning how to layer beer and to record your attempts for perfecting your technique.
Paperback Book Size: 5” x 8” with 80 pages total.
Go to the store webpage and click on the Buy on Amazon button if you are interested.
Below are some layered beer pictures that I've posted on Instagram but thought I would share here. I've separated the pictures into Guinness on Top and Dark on Bottom.
GUINNESS ON TOP COMBINATIONS:
The first picture with Guinness over a Legal Draft Smash & Grab IPA worked out really well. Excellent black and tan layer separation and the cloudy nature of the IPA makes the overall look even better.
DARK ON BOTTOM COMBINATIONS:
Check out the Stella on Stella combo with their new Midnight Lager layering under the classic.
Dave from Minnesota sent me this picture of a 7 layer beer. This is amazing.
He told me that this was the culmination of much "research" and the "Perfect Black & Tan" tool. Dave told me that "Surprisingly, the seven layer came together with only one small "test" between two of the lighter beers. That being said, there were a lot of two, three and four layered past combos that made the seven layer happen. Besides drinking it, the best part was that the layers stayed in tact while drinking, and got thinner and thinner until it was gone. "
Thanks for the picture Dave. You are the beer layering king!
OK. Saint Patrick's Day is only four days away. Unfortunately it is on the Tuesday and, given the COVID-19 thing going on, I think I'll be celebrating responsibly... at home. I've been practicing my Black and Green combinations to get ready. Two Real Ale Brewing Company beers worked out great with Guinness on top.
Check out last years March 3rd blog post for how to get the right green color.
My blog posts have been sparse lately. This is because most of my posting goes to Instagram. You can check it out on Instagram:
Just a reminder that the greatest green beer drinking day of the year is fast approaching. St. Patrick's day this year is Sunday, March 17. Here is some guidance on making a great Black and Green. The lower layer beer needs only 2 drops from a small bottle of green food dye. The green dye can be bought at a local grocery store (found it in the spice section, ~$2-$3). The effect is best when the lower beer is slightly cloudy. Enjoy!
Yes, Saint Patrick's day will soon be here. Sunday, March 17 in fact. Here are some pictures to set up some anticipation.
Below are some recent layered beers that I downloaded from my phone.
It has been a long time since I've posted. I have been busy this year though, making black and tans. All the pictures have been posted on Instagram. Below are some layered beer pictures that I hope will give you inspiration.
It has been a while since I've posted but I've collected a few nice customer pictures that were emailed to us.
Rebecca told us:
"I absolutely FREAKING LOVE this tool!! I could never create a perfect (descent for that matter!) black & tan, but now I’m making every color in the rainbow! Black & Red, Black & Blue & Black & Green even my own creation-the Black Badger!
Black Badger = Guinness draught over Leinenkugel’s Wisconsin Red Pale Ale"
Peter told us of his new creation:
"The Bumblebee: Guinness on top of Surly Xtra-Citra Pale Ale. It's a Black & Yellow"
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!
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