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Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by Dylanwilde, Dec 16, 2012.

  1. braugon

    braugon Savant (390) Connecticut Mar 14, 2013

    fanta and pabst
  2. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Savant (440) Florida Jan 2, 2013 Verified

    Marshal Zhukov over Invasion Pale Ale.
  3. LMAO
  4. CSQ1111

    CSQ1111 Savant (320) Kentucky Jan 10, 2010

    Love to take a DFH Punkin and marry it up with a Founders Breakfast Stout in the Fall.
  5. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    To be honest, I think there are a lot of subpar suggestions in this thread, in that the question was about favorite black and tan combos, not about making browns... You can throw just about any 2 beers together and make a brown, but it would be nice to have some legit combinations people tried that result in actual, layered black and tans. I know at least a few of you have mentioned combos that worked. I, for one, have no suggestions because all my attempts have just ended with me exclaiming "F**k, I made another brown!"
  6. Good thing everyone here voted to make you the captain of the thread!
    Vogt52 and barrybeerdog like this.
  7. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Champion (760) North Carolina Nov 1, 2010 Verified

    I regularly keep 21st Amendment Back in Black on tap at home, but there just isn't the hoppiness I want, so in my other keg I always keep a nice hoppy IPA. Right now I have Ballast Point Big Eye. I go 2/3 BiB and 1/2 BE. Perfect.
    ToddThompson likes this.
  8. Crawbee87

    Crawbee87 Aficionado (145) California Mar 7, 2012 Verified

    Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  9. Crawbee87

    Crawbee87 Aficionado (145) California Mar 7, 2012 Verified

    Thats called a Snakebite not Black and Tan.
  10. Snake Bite to me is Yukon Jack and Lime Juice.

    But if thats what it is, so be it. Still fits the color scheme.
  11. Sn Celebration and Black Chocolate Stout.
  12. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Sorry, I just get worked up everytime I unintentionally make another brown. I know, some might say "Relax, have a beer."... That's what I'm trying to do!
  13. Breakfast Stout and Lagunitas Sucks... It's amazing. I swear. Try it.
  14. Crawbee87

    Crawbee87 Aficionado (145) California Mar 7, 2012 Verified

    True that.
  15. Dope

    Dope Advocate (670) Massachusetts Oct 5, 2010 Verified

    Black and tans can be mixed just fine. In fact I purposely mix them all. No point in layering other than for the appearance.

  16. YogiBeer

    YogiBeer Savant (485) Illinois May 10, 2012

    BCBS and Backwoods bastard.... Sooo gooooodddddddd
  17. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Sorry for nitpicking... Although if I ordered a black & tan & instead got a brown, I might feel a bit cheated, especially if they charged more for it..
    reaganrvltn likes this.
  18. In 2008 Pliny the Younger and Old Raspy on Nitro at the Hopyard, San Ramon. 22oz Schooner.
    reaganrvltn, Crawbee87 and YogiBeer like this.
  19. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

    Also, I think a black & tan in Ireland is referred to as a half & half, which I assume doesn't mean they just use a special pouring spoon to stir it all up together.. Again, sorry for nitpicking.
  20. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (425) California Dec 17, 2012

  21. SteelersX

    SteelersX Advocate (525) New York Jan 30, 2011 Verified

    I wonder is a stout and a black IPA would count.
    Maybe not in color but in flavor?
  22. Azzy

    Azzy Savant (300) Texas Jul 16, 2012

    I like pear cider and a Guiness. Never tried anything but the standard.
  23. ThirdEyePA

    ThirdEyePA Savant (380) Texas Nov 7, 2011

    Victory HopDevil and Storm King. It layers ok, but I'm still pretty new on pouring B&T's.
  24. MoparGrease

    MoparGrease Initiate (0) California Jul 26, 2012

  25. A perfect Black and Tan, no brown here, just a little Sumpin!

  26. sm0key

    sm0key Savant (325) Michigan Apr 24, 2009

    Odd side's citra and Bell's expedition stout. A new taste sensation.
  27. Black n tan
    Guinness over bass ale

    Black n red
    Guinness over Killian's

    Black n blue
    Guinness over Blue Moon

    Half n half
    Guinness & Harp

    Guinness over Smithwick's

    Black Castle
    Guinness over Newcastle
  28. davey101

    davey101 Champion (820) Connecticut Apr 14, 2009

    Yet somehow, BA Smashed Pumpkin is decent...
  29. Younger and Westy 12 is actually delicious together and creates a "XII and Younger".
    reaganrvltn likes this.
  30. riverlen

    riverlen Savant (405) Illinois Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    Black and tan elicits some strong negative feelings with some Irish people. Half and half might be a safer term to use in Ireland. However, I was in an Irish bar in Chicago and the bartender told me black and tan was Guinness and Bass whereas half and half was Guinness and Harp. Oh, btw, the special pouring spoon is not used to stir it all up, it used to keep the layers separate.
    LagersAndAles likes this.
  31. riverlen

    riverlen Savant (405) Illinois Sep 16, 2009 Verified

    Make sure the beers are cold, the lighter color on the bottom poured slow to avoid foam, use the Guinness special spoon and slowly pour the stout over the spoon. But even then I have had failures. As far as I'm concerned, b&t or half & half is about appearance so I layer it. If you are using Guinness make sure to use the Extra Stout.
  32. richobrien

    richobrien Advocate (595) Rhode Island Dec 29, 2013 Verified

    Guinness Extra Stout and Woodchuck cider. Not a black and tan but I prefer the combination with cider over any other beer. Smokey and sweet!
    sfsean28 likes this.
  33. PSU_Mike

    PSU_Mike Advocate (645) Pennsylvania Sep 6, 2013 Verified

    Sink the Bismark under Tactical Nuclear Penguin

    A man's B&T
    KhakCane and beertasterb like this.
  34. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Advocate (605) Maryland May 25, 2014

    Glad to know you are able to pour 7/6 of a beer. Did you know that 5 out of 4 people have trouble with fractions? hahaha
  35. briang01

    briang01 Savant (360) Maryland Dec 9, 2009

    I did a rasputin and 90 minute ipa once... Im not sure if it was terrible or I had just had way to much prior to that point and that beauty put me over the edge.
  36. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Champion (760) North Carolina Nov 1, 2010 Verified

    Glad to know you're a dick and forget that some people mistype...oops I meant duck...see, what I did there? Oh, I forgot the proverbial hahaha to make it ok to say.
    HRamz3 likes this.
  37. HRamz3

    HRamz3 Advocate (630) Pitcairn Feb 9, 2010

    Faygo & 2-11. Juggalettes love it.
  38. Vogt52

    Vogt52 Advocate (605) Maryland May 25, 2014

    somebody's a little cranky
  39. dvmin98

    dvmin98 Champion (760) North Carolina Nov 1, 2010 Verified

    Nope. Just get tired of all the petty responses when some makes a typo. Kinda like people when a sports team makes a minor transaction and one person always has to say "now we can print World Series tickets!"
  40. last one I tried that was really good was BJ's Brewhouse Tatonka Stout and Drake's Denogginizer