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Mixing beers?

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by alucard6679, Feb 15, 2013.

  1. Fattmatt73

    Fattmatt73 Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    Geuze boon and St. Louis framboise 33% framboise 66% geuze.
  2. Shagator

    Shagator Member

    Location:
    Kentucky
    Would love to try Hopslam with Expedition Stout. Or Ruination with RIS. Check out the local pizza place and their mixes. They always have a great beer selection and pint night every Wednesday. Sorry, they dont have their full beer menu on line, but they have around 20 mixes.

    http://pazzospizzapub.com/drinks/
  3. kingofhop

    kingofhop Member

    Location:
    Oklahoma
    I read it somewhere that mixing equal parts SN Torpedo w/ SN Kellerweiss produces a banana flavored beer that horrifies even the most dedicated of Hefe-hopheads.
  4. EddieGold

    EddieGold Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    New Belgium, La Terroir 2010
    +
    Founders, Harvest Ale 2012 a week old
    =
    fuck yes
  5. Lethal04

    Lethal04 Member

    Location:
    Missouri
    I have never mixed beers before but just tried a shot of Maker's in my Old Chub and it made it more enjoyable for me. Not a huge fan of Old Chub and have a couple cans left so I will keep experimenting with other whiskey I have around the house.
  6. caponeduke

    caponeduke Member

    Location:
    North Carolina
    Prior to my BA, beer snobbery days I used to love Black and Tans. I find myself wanting to try and blend or try something new. Not huge into Belgians more a stout, porter, IPA, barley wine fan. Just wondering what people have tried and succeeded with if any. I tried the Ballast point black eye and that's about it...
  7. regularjohn

    regularjohn Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
  8. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Member

    Location:
    California
    I am a big fan of IPA and stout, but I am not very creative. i started this exact same thread on my b day back in December and some people posted with some pretty awesome blends - like raspberry lambics and chocolate stouts
  9. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    stout/porter + bourbon.

    or (what should be named after me b/c i've turned so many people onto it and loved it so often personally) sierra nevada celebration with woodford reserve. the spiciness of the bourbon matches the piny hops perfectly, and the heavy oak element of the bourbon really sets off the malt backbone. it's a perfect marriage; adds new flavors you won't expect.

    (edit: re: blending beer+beer, i don't know. haven't done it often)

    ----

    edit2: p.s. for you readers who have stayed out of the world of bourbon for some reason, woodford reserve is very cheap ($25~30 for 750ml), and (in my opinion) better than just about all its competitors up until you hit the $55~60 price range (and many there too). the Pahn Cocktail i'm advocating is not a pricy drink.
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  10. BrewddhistDrunk

    BrewddhistDrunk Member

    Location:
    Iowa
    havent done much mixing of beers but i threw a scoop of oreo ice cream in a founders frangelic mountain brown not too long ago that was pretty bomb.
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  11. bennetj17

    bennetj17 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    I'm usually against blending but I will say the IPA + Stout thing isn't bad if you mix the right ones. I believe I tried a 90 minute IPA with Ten-Fidy and it was nice. It was about 2/3 IPA and 1/3 Stout and came out tasting alot like the black IPA's that are popular as of recent times.
  12. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Member

    Location:
    California
    Yum
  13. auhwfm

    auhwfm Member

    Location:
    California
    2/3 Pliny, 1/3 Death and taxes.
    2/3 Old Rasputin, 1/3 Arrogant Bastard.
    1/2 Downtown Brown (or Bear Republics Peter Brown), 1/2 Union Jack has worked out well
  14. Alextricity

    Alextricity Member

    Location:
    Michigan
    I need to sleep... I read that as "Bleeding"...

    Welp, off to bed.
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  15. Steve_Oldrati

    Steve_Oldrati Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    1/2 Terrapin Moo Hoo, 1/2 Terrapin Wake N' Bake.

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    Wake N' Moo. Delicious.
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  16. Cjames88

    Cjames88 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    I brewed a Citra DIPA for my birthday and Irish Red and American Wheat for St. Paddy's day. The DIPA was a freakin hop bomb and actually mixed well (2/3 & 1/3 ratio) with the wheat.....almost like a makeshift Gumbalhead
  17. jhartley

    jhartley Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    1/2 SNPA & 1/2 North Coast Old No. 38. Was pretty damn tasty, the PA adding just enough spiciness to the dry stout. Very easy drinker
  18. galvetraz

    galvetraz Member

    Location:
    Texas
    What ratio of bourbon to beer do you use? Sounds excellent as I agree with you about Woodford. Although we typically have Blanton's at the house, Woodford is readily available at bars and restaurants in our area.
  19. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Member

    Location:
    Pennsylvania
    Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree & Plead the 5th which I call Double Jeopardy.

    Last night I contemplated blending a GD Yeti and a SN Bigfoot.
  20. Pahn

    Pahn Member

    Location:
    New York
    really just a splash of bourbon is enough. maybe about an ounce. i'd just add to taste though and find the right mix. the celebration / woodford combo is a lot more forgiving than random stout + bourbon i think... i've never felt like i ruined the beer there, but i've overdone it with stouts.
  21. ressling

    ressling Member

    Location:
    Georgia
    First thing that came to my mind when I saw this thread. Well done sir.
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  22. CaptFrothy

    CaptFrothy Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    Black and Tan (guinness and Bass) has withstood the test of time so I like to tinker with this classic when at a bar that doesn't have good craft selections:

    Black and Blue (Guiness and Blue Moon)
    Black and Fat (Guiness and Fat Tire)
    etc etc
  23. galvetraz

    galvetraz Member

    Location:
    Texas
    Yea sounds about right. I have tried to do the fake barrel aged stout with mixed results. Typically my best results have been with the less is more approach. Thanks for tip I will try it out next chance I get.
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  24. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    I was wondering if anyone else has had fun mixing beers? I've been doing this a little bit lately since it's often cheaper than resorting to 10-15 dollar bombers to try something I haven't had. I find that usually a Java Stout or Cream Stout mixed with a good Imperial Stout is a great balance. Cuts down the ABV a little bit but adds a little extra complexity at the same time. I really like all the well known Imperial Stouts but only drinking them can get monotonous not to mention out of hand if you have more than a few...

    Here are some examples of some of the combos I've been trying...

    Bell's Expedition with Bell's Double Cream Stout
    same with Bell's Smoked Stout
    same with Bell's Java Stout
    OB Ten Fidy with Santa Fe Java Stout
    OB Ten FIdy with my homebrewed stout

    It adds a nice change up to the usual routine, any one else tried this?
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  25. Monstro

    Monstro Member

    Location:
    New Jersey
    Founders Rubeaus is a great beer to mix with. I've mixed all of these beers with it, and they were all very unique and quite tasty.
    Founders Porter
    Founders Imperial Stout
    All Day IPA
    Founders Double Trouble
    I've even mixed it with Champagne during a beer brunch.

    I wonder if mixing a Bud Light or Coors Light with a really great double IPA would work? Might be a great way to cut down on ABV and save some $$.
    ISmith87 likes this.
  26. DaKur

    DaKur Member

    Location:
    Rhode Island
    I mixed SUCKS and CITRA MANTRA today. Only because I opened the Sucks when I had half a glass of the CM left and said what the ..... IPA mixed with a hoppy Lager = Very tasty
  27. Hop-Droppen-Roll

    Hop-Droppen-Roll Member

    Location:
    Minnesota
  28. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    [quote="
    I wonder if mixing a Bud Light or Coors Light with a really great double IPA would work? Might be a great way to cut down on ABV and save some $$.[/quote]

    Honestly, Mikkeller Black was flat and overpowering... until I pulled out some leftover MGD 64 and cut that ABV and added some carbonation, whoops. :)
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  29. ISmith87

    ISmith87 Member

    Location:
    Arizona
    I just figured out what I'm doing tomorrow night.
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  30. ThisWangsChung

    ThisWangsChung Member

    Location:
    Maryland
    If you can obtain either of them, mix Terrapin Wake-N-Bake with Moo-Hoo, and thank me later. :cool:

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