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Blending Beers: Share Your Experiments

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by ThisWangsChung, May 3, 2012.

  1. RBassSFHOPit2ME

    RBassSFHOPit2ME Mar 1, 2009 California

    PtY & Old Raspy
    SN Celebration & Lagunitas Sucks
    Double Bastard & SN Ruthless Rye
    Jack & Ken's Black Barleywine & The Abyss

    The first above I mention was 5 years ago. The last 3 were within the last 10 months.
     
  2. fishtremble

    fishtremble Jan 18, 2010 Michigan
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    ST's Creme Brulee mixed with just about any other stout is fantastic! On it's own Creme Brulee is a bit overpowering but put about a 20/80 mix with any other stout and it is out of this world. Kasteel Rouge mixed with stouts is also another delicious combo.
     
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  3. JdoubleA

    JdoubleA Apr 27, 2011 North Carolina
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    -Agreed on all counts. On it's own, I can do maybe 3-4 ounces of Creme Brulee in lieu of desert, but mixing it with other stouts is great. Mixing Creme Brulee or Southern Tier's other ones, "Choklat", "Jah-Va", and "Mokah" with their "Oat" are perfect candidates. All five mixed together would be great I'm sure. Sweet, but great.
     
  4. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    Tonight I'm going to do a 50/50 mix of Narwhal and Celebration Ale - I'm going to call it a NarNar. I really enjoy blending beers. Anyone else out there in BA land enjoy mixing beers together? ...if you never have, give it a shot....
     
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  5. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    NarNar?

    Why not CelNar, or NarCel. I would think NarNar is just Narwahl mixed with Narwahl?
     
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  6. TylerKohlhagen

    TylerKohlhagen Oct 10, 2010 Wisconsin

    Shouldn't it be called Narration Ale.
     
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  7. bigedct

    bigedct Jun 23, 2011 Connecticut

    Stopped at the Harpoon Brewery in VT yesterday. Had some fun with the beertender.
    Sampled:
    Chocolate stout W/UFO Pumpkin. Burnt pumpkin.
    Chocolate stout W/UFO Raspberry. Dark chocolate covered raspberries.
    Winter warmer w/cider. Apple pie.
    Chocolate stout W/ el Triunfo coffee porter. My choice for the full glass.
     
  8. tdizzlegrizzle

    tdizzlegrizzle Nov 3, 2009 Pennsylvania

    At Victory Brewpub they'll make you an Old Hopizontal. Old Horizontal + Hop Wallop. It's really good.
     
  9. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    Mix up your own beer and call it whatever you want. Tonight I'm drinking a NarNar.
     
  10. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    My dad was at troeg`s recently and they told him to pour the rest of my mom`s dreamweaver into the rest of my dad`s mad elf and my dad said he liked it. If I remember correctly, I think he said that troeg`s may have an actual version of this comin` out.
     
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  11. Gannon81

    Gannon81 Jan 5, 2012 Oregon

    Daisy Cutter w/ orange juice makes a hell of a beermosa.
     
  12. sir-knifes-alot

    sir-knifes-alot Sep 22, 2012 Colorado

    Did a 50/50 mix of Uncle Jacobs and Rumpkin yesterday (per a couple other BA's recommendation). That was freaking delicious

    Also did a mix of Boxer's Revenge and Red Poppy...that one, not so delicious...
     
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  13. chrisp450

    chrisp450 Oct 23, 2012 Minnesota
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    I get it...it just doesn't really make sense.

    To each his own.
     
  14. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Victory Storm King/Victory Hop Devil = Dark Devil. very tasty, like a hoppy stout with a strong malt backbone
    Victory Storm King/victory Golden Monkey = Silverback. Havent had, but heard good things.

    On another note, fireball whisky and apple cider is yummy.
     
  15. huysmans

    huysmans Dec 5, 2007 New Jersey

    Founders Breakfast Stout with B. Nektar Zombie Killer is about the most delicious thing I have ever tasted! Any good chocolate or coffee stout will do, but the Founders is the best combo I have tried so far.
     
  16. AnotherImperial

    AnotherImperial Oct 29, 2012 Arizona

    My wife likes to mix framboise with chocolate stouts.
     
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  17. bobbanks001

    bobbanks001 Sep 14, 2012 Pennsylvania
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    They call it Mad Dream, a lot of bars in the area will make it for you as well.
     
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  18. mcrago

    mcrago Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I don't think I could get myself to bastardize any good craft brews by mixing them with anything else.
     
  19. BeerKangaroo

    BeerKangaroo May 30, 2011 Alaska

    cool, thanx, too bad I'm not visiting my parents for Christmas, and all I got right now is a bomber of Mad Elf that I'm waiting until Christmas to open it up with a friend and his family that are coming over. I'll remember Mad Dream next year when I'm down in PA.
     
  20. AxesandAnchors

    AxesandAnchors Nov 21, 2012 Oregon

    I agree, this seems strange to me (even though I have had several blends from brewers that where/are amazing...FW Anniversary to name one). It reminds me of when I was a little boy and mixing all the different sodas at the fountain (Yuck). I like beer too much to risk ruining it.

    I was at a vertical tasting of The Abyss (2008-2012) and a friend mixed a couple of his glasses together just so the waitress could clear the table...I wanted to slap him in the face!
     
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  21. studad

    studad Jun 9, 2010 California

    Sounds a bit risky to me.
     
  22. fujindemon74

    fujindemon74 Nov 7, 2012 Pennsylvania

    At least it isn't JarJar...
     
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  23. smitherz22

    smitherz22 May 8, 2012 California

    I think I could get into that. kind of like a raspberry chocolate stout. Sounds good!
     
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  24. RashyGrillCook

    RashyGrillCook Apr 30, 2011 Florida
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    The old ball and chain loves this. Lindeman's Kriek or Framboise with a Young's Double Chocolate stout tastes just like a Tootsie Pop.
     
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  25. whendeathsleeps

    whendeathsleeps Nov 5, 2011 Indiana

    That actually sounds alright in a fufu kind of way.
     
  26. RashyGrillCook

    RashyGrillCook Apr 30, 2011 Florida
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    How else does one get fufu?
     
  27. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Nov 10, 2006 California
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    BCBS + ST Pumking = Bourbon County Pumpkin. Was amazing, like MS Treat on steroids.
     
  28. JayCin

    JayCin Oct 21, 2012 New York
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    Terrapin Moo Hoo + Double Jack.. it was absolutely delicious
     
  29. CommanderOfAwesome

    CommanderOfAwesome Aug 30, 2012 California

    Breakfast Stout with Pumpkin beers back in November. Was delicious.
     
  30. canucklehead

    canucklehead Mar 7, 2003 British Columbia (Canada)

    Jubelale with St Ambroise's Oatmeal Stout .
     
  31. darknova306

    darknova306 Jan 13, 2005 New York

    Worth a try, as experimenting with new flavors is the best part of the craft scene, but I've just never thought to do it.
     
  32. beercanman

    beercanman Dec 17, 2012 Ohio

    Mine does.that as well.
     
  33. RashyGrillCook

    RashyGrillCook Apr 30, 2011 Florida
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    Another delicious mix is Wake 'n' Bake and Moo Hoo. (50/50).

    Wake 'n' Moo!
     
  34. beesy

    beesy Jul 21, 2010 Ohio
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    Great Lakes Blackout Stout and really fresh White Rajah mixed at 50/50 was a winning combo for me.
     
  35. searsclone

    searsclone Sep 7, 2006 Arizona

    pumpkin porter with hefeweizen, (about 60% hefe), or about 1/2 ounce of maker's mark in a pitcher of a scottish ale, gives it a barrel aged flavor. too much whiskey makes the beer go flat.
     
  36. spitshaded

    spitshaded Nov 12, 2012 Virginia

    I tried mixing Williamsburg Alewerks Pumpkin Ale & Coffeehouse Stout a couple of nights ago & found it to be quite a tasty combo, but I think I may still prefer them on their own.
     
  37. rmalinowski4

    rmalinowski4 Oct 22, 2010 Illinois
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    New Glarus fruit beers with ant good stout.
     
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  38. PoopChute69

    PoopChute69 Oct 24, 2012 Poland

    <- fuckaroundwithyourbeeradvocate
     
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  39. booyahachieved3

    booyahachieved3 Sep 5, 2012 Kansas

    Same with mine. She also enjoys the framboise/wheat combo.
     
  40. kylemckinnis

    kylemckinnis Mar 7, 2011 Colorado
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    Rogue Brewery pubs mix the Rogue Chocolate Stout with the Rogue Hazelnut Brown Nectar and call it a "Snickers". Try it at home - it's incredible.
     
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