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Beer Mixing

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by cnez138, Dec 19, 2012.

  1. cnez138

    cnez138 Aspirant (45) Michigan Mar 1, 2011

    Recently my friends and I have been mixing some of our favorite beers trying to come up with some great flavors. I think i might have stumbled on to something awesome. Mixing Rouges' Hazelnut Brown nectar and Sam Smiths organic chocolate stout I have found my go to mix. I recommend trying this blend. Is there any blend that is your go to?
  2. Lagunita's Brown Shugga with Alesmith's Speedway Stout was tasty when I tried it a year ago.
  3. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (385) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    I don't mix beers often, but when I'm strapped for cash I'll buy the big bottles of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and pour Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout over it.
  4. Derranged

    Derranged Advocate (500) New York Mar 7, 2010

    Once I mixed 75% Mamas Lil Yella Pils and 25% of a slightly outdated Arrogant Bastard. Wasn't bad.
  5. Catchy_Name

    Catchy_Name Savant (385) California Dec 21, 2011

    I've had a few mixes that work well. Tried a rogue hazelnut with a big bad baptist that was decent. ST Choklát & Pumking is always a treat. On Xmas eve, for the hell of it, I did Lawson's Bourbon Fayston Maple, DFH 90 min, and Winter Solstice, and believe it or not, it was fairly decent.
  6. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (770) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Great Lakes Christmas Ale + GL Blackout Stout is awesome. Samething for Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas + TD Siberian Night. Pumpkin Ales and Imperial Stouts go really well together too..
  7. Schwantz

    Schwantz Savant (390) Florida Dec 16, 2012

    Ok...never done this but you have my attention. Tell me more.
  8. Funny, when I was at Lagunitas one of the bartenders had me try mixes between Brown Shugga with Dogtown Pale Ale, with Cappucino Stout then with Wilco Tango Foxtrot. It's a good mix brew, for sure.
  9. If, for some reason, I only have access to a crappy light lager, dash of buttershots and dash of amaretto does it up nicely.
  10. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Stone RIS & Double Simcoe
    DFH 120 & DFH WWS
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  11. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Definitely, i found you can pretty much mix anything with any Lagunitas, and you'll come out with something tasty.
  12. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Savant (370) New York Nov 16, 2007

    I did this once and woke up in the "future".
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  13. Victory Dark Devil = Victory Hop Devil and Victory Storm King Imperial Stout awesome mixed beer.
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  14. seeswo

    seeswo Savant (490) Ohio Jan 10, 2010

    Recently tried Lou Pepe Framboise and BT 12 and it was fabulous. Anyone got any original ideas for some blends? I am feeling like blending might replace blinding beers as my goto hobby-inside-a-hobby.

    Bonus points for not regurgitating obvious things like WWS and 120 Minute (not that good) or Guinness blends you have seen on a menu somewhere. I am primarily looking for inspiration for things that folks who have too much beer access can do to elevate or at least entertain. Cheers
  15. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Advocate (655) Illinois Oct 15, 2008

    Nate Nelson coined the fabulous Pam Grier which is Black Tuesday / Fou Fone. Everyone who had it at KBS day was impressed.

    My favorite blend of all time is 45% BCS / 45% Dieu de Ciel Aphrodite and 10% Raspberry Tart.

  16. this will probably fall into the category of 'obvious', but is handy if you ever buy the Sam Adams mixed packs: Cherry Wheat + Cream Stout is a pretty good way to get rid of Cherry Wheat.
  17. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Savant (310) Dec 1, 2012

    Lagunitas Brown Shugga & Deschutes Obsidian was pretty damn tasty. I bet Sucks + Abyss = OMFG...
  18. There REALLY needs to be a main topic for this subject. The third beer mixing thread of the day, and i havent been on much today.
  19. seeswo

    seeswo Savant (490) Ohio Jan 10, 2010

    Little did I realize when my BT allocations landed recently that they would primarily be used for blending with sours! I will definitely try the hi five special.

    The latter sounds pretty good as well. What about the new whale Belgian Red blended with BCBS and 1/4 shot of rye? Get it at BEINNYS!
  20. maxk

    maxk Savant (365) Massachusetts Nov 8, 2008

    One of my all time favorites is LH Milk Stout Nitro and Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA. I just tried a Lindeman's Framboise with one year old Brooklyn BCS, that was pretty delicious.
  21. ChanChan

    ChanChan Advocate (555) California Dec 12, 2009

    Lindemans Framboise and some Patron!! That's almost like some Lou Pepe right?
  22. hophead247

    hophead247 Savant (430) California Jan 27, 2008

  23. Too risky. Sometimes less is more. I don't drink the uber rare shit every night but I'm not going to chance messing up already good beer.
  24. seeswo

    seeswo Savant (490) Ohio Jan 10, 2010

    I was hoping it would be clear that there was a tongue-in-cheek element about blending harder-to-come-by beers, but apparently the No Fun Zone of BA strikes again. Back to FB.
  25. I've never tried this but it seems like a blend of Southern Tier's Choklat with something that is raspberry or cherry would be tasty. I'm thinking New Glarus' Raspberry Tart or their Wisconsin Red, but those two are so limited in their distribution that alternates would have to be found.
  26. 2/3 rds ST Pumking, 1/3 rd ST Creme Brulee = Pumpkin Pie. You'll thank me later
    1/2 Terrapin Moo Hoo, 1/2 Terrapin Wake n Bake = Chocolate Coffee
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  27. I have done the DFH and WWS (with another person) as a jacked-up black and tan. Not bad, really. I've also mixed plenty other IPAs and stouts to make my own black and tans. All mix pretty well, kind of taste like black IPAs.
  28. ao125

    ao125 Savant (335) Virginia Dec 1, 2010

    Most recent for me was Boulevard Rye on Rye mixed with Hardywood Park's Gingerbread Stout. Delicious, and I think I prefer it to the Bourbon GBS from HWP.
  29. Lerxst

    Lerxst Savant (415) Florida Jun 17, 2005

    50/50 of Stone IPA and Oaked Arrogant Bastard was very tasty.
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  30. imduffman

    imduffman Aficionado (170) Ohio Oct 22, 2012

    creme brulee and pumpking 25/75. pumpkin pie with whipped cream..
  31. RockAZ

    RockAZ Savant (320) Arizona Jan 6, 2009

    Strongly flavored stouts mix pretty well with many other brews - some of my favorites to blend in are Lambics, Grand Cru Quads, and Stoli Vanilla Vodka.
  32. mocktm

    mocktm Savant (355) Virginia Jan 3, 2011

    White Choc and GI BCS is heavenly. Also curious to try mixing the Boubon County with Creme Brûlée...maybe the closest thing to Vanilla we'll ever see?
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  33. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    there a cheaper and better ways to be cheap - but a citrusy, piney pale with a minerally oatmeal stout? I'd rather neck back a bucket of horse crap
  34. HeyJim

    HeyJim Savant (385) Pennsylvania Sep 22, 2012

    Enjoy your horse shit, I guess, and I'll continue enjoying what I believe to be a tasty mixture.
  35. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Here here. Enjoy
  36. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Savant (485) Washington Nov 12, 2011

    Dave + Busch Light

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