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Black & Tan: Favorite Combinations?

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

  1. braugon

    braugon Savant (345) Connecticut Mar 14, 2013

    fanta and pabst
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  2. MatthewPlus

    MatthewPlus Savant (335) Florida Jan 2, 2013

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

    CSQ1111 Savant (310) 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 (395) 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!
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  7. 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.
  8. Guinness and Sierra Nevada Pale Ale
  9. 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 (395) 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. True that.
  15. Dope

    Dope Advocate (545) Massachusetts Oct 5, 2010

    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 (395) 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..
  18. In 2008 Pliny the Younger and Old Raspy on Nitro at the Hopyard, San Ramon. 22oz Schooner.
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  19. RangnaR

    RangnaR Savant (395) 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 (395) California Dec 17, 2012

  21. SteelersX

    SteelersX Savant (420) New York Jan 30, 2011

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

    Azzy Savant (290) Texas Jul 16, 2012

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

    ThirdEyePA Savant (370) 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 (315) 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 Initiate (0) 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".
  30. Jburnsm

    Jburnsm Zealot (75) Illinois May 30, 2014

    Dubhe Imperial Black IPA - Uinta Brewing Company & Victory Prima Pils
  31. riverlen

    riverlen Aficionado (160) Illinois Sep 16, 2009

    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.
  32. riverlen

    riverlen Aficionado (160) Illinois Sep 16, 2009

    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.

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