Zach from Lincoln, Nebraska sent in this great picture of his layered beer creation. The best part, however, was that he named it the "Typewriter". Smithwick's + Corona Extra = Smith-Corona. Genius!
Thanks for the great picture and name Zach!
Here is a small collection of layered beers I had tried over the past few weeks.
Here are some step-by-step instructions for finding and making a great 3 layer beer.
(1) Find a good dark-on-bottom layered beer combination
(2) Test if the potential middle-layer beer will layer under Guinness. If it does, you may have a winner!
(3) Try making the 3-layer combination. Be careful not to pour the first bottom layer too high. You don't want to run out of room for the Guinness top layer
All the triple layer black and tans I've found so far were of the light/dark/light or dark/light/dark variety and I had been searching for a dark/light/lighter layered beer for a while. Well, I finally have a really nice one!
A few weeks ago I found a nice light/lighter combo with a Franconia Wheat and a Tap Room #21 Copper Lager on the top. Later I tried Guinness over the Copper Lager. Both these combinations layered very nicely, so A + B = C, right? You can see the final result in the third picture... a great triple layer!
Now on to finding a lighter/light/dark combination... ;)
Memorial Day Friday is here. Time to start the weekend and relax. Here is a variety of layered beer suggestions for weekend experimentation.
Enjoy your weekend!
In previous blog posts I've said that a porter makes a good bottom layer beer and generally it does. However, I've found a few light colored beers that are heavy enough to layer under a porter. Below are two examples.
Mark from Jenkintown, PA sent me a great picture of a layered beer he made.
I have never tried the Namaste before so I went to my local Total Wine & More store to get some. Unfortunately, they were sold out. Must be good stuff.
Thanks for sending in the picture Mark!
I picked up some Killian's Irish Stout a little while ago. I was familiar with their Irish Red but had never tried the stout. I was predicting that it would layer like Guinness or Murphy's but I was wrong. Turned out to work well as a bottom layer much like porters.
Based on this stout, and others that I've tried recently, I think I'll need to revise by general beer layering rules a bit. Stay tuned.
Here are some layering attempts that worked out pretty good...
With friends and relatives bringing over different six-packs over the Christmas holidays, I was able to try some new dark on top and dark on bottom combinations.
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