Blending Beers: Share Your Experiments

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

  1. jhartley

    jhartley Poo-Bah (2,411) Aug 22, 2010 Florida
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    The last one's I ended up mixing together were SN Pale Ale and North Coast No. 38 stout.
  2. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    I do this all the time. Styles, breweries, age, etc. I don't really care. If I have plenty of the beer I like to mix around. These are the only pictures I have of some of mine.

    HF S&S5 + Abner. Phenomenal
    Charred indigestion. I nearly vomited off of the burps, let alone the flavor.
    '06 BBC + Infected '07 Pannepot. Meh
    Pretty Good
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  3. MtnBiker

    MtnBiker Initiate (70) Jun 28, 2011 Oklahoma

    This inspired me. Tried a Left Hand Nitro over a Little Sumpin' Sumpin'. Not bad, would've liked to drink them separate though. I'll be trying different combos in the future.
  4. ColinStClaire

    ColinStClaire Initiate (0) Jul 31, 2012 Washington

    Brown Shuggah, Youngs Chocolate Stout, and some ice cream! Never tried it, but sounds good to me!
  5. EJLinneman

    EJLinneman Aspirant (221) Mar 2, 2009 New Jersey
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    1/2 Brooklyn Black Chocolate Stout and 1/2 Lindemans Framboise. Pretty awesome.
  6. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

  7. bhir

    bhir Initiate (0) Nov 1, 2011 Pennsylvania

    Recently did Parabola + DDBA and it was delicious! Subsequently did a Backwoods Bastard and a Founders Imperial Stout and thought I wasted 2 great beers.
  8. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

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  9. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    Schlafly pumpkin + wookey jack. That shit was awesome
  10. bdonley5

    bdonley5 Initiate (0) Dec 30, 2011 Michigan
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    Youngs Double Chocolate and Well's Banana Bread work well together.

    I plan on doing a Sam Smith's Organic Chocolate and Liquid Bliss mixture soon as I found the chocolate too subtle in Liquid Bliss itself.
  11. Cascade77

    Cascade77 Initiate (0) May 14, 2009 Vermont

    Heady Topper with MGD 1:1 or Heady with seltzer 2:1. Makes for a reasonable IPA. Heady is kind of like beer concentrate and I can't get through more than one. This allows more volume with just a single can of Heady.
  12. jfh

    jfh Aspirant (286) Apr 25, 2008 California
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    Pangaea in Sacramento makes an IPA Suicide that they mix from IPAs &/or DIPAS. Reminds me of being a kid playing Little League and getting a Suicide soda (all flavors mixed) as a treat after the game. Last month at Hair of the Dog in Portland, I asked the bartender if I could get a mix of their DIPA and Pale Ale. I worried that maybe they would be insulted to mix them. He said sure, we do that all the time!

    cheers to all,
  13. theCoder

    theCoder Disciple (393) Oct 24, 2011 Minnesota
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    Mixed Surly 5 and Surly Darkness once. It was quite wonderful actually. I thought it would taste like an infected Darkness, it was actually insanely good. Was almost like a barrel aged Darkness with some fruity funk.
  14. bryanole27

    bryanole27 Aspirant (227) Jun 24, 2011 North Carolina

    I mixed a Rogue Voodoo Donut and my drain and it was perfect!

    Seriously though...Heady Breakfast. Heady Topper and Breakfast Stout...yum!
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  15. ChicagoNick

    ChicagoNick Disciple (324) Nov 16, 2012 Illinois
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    Lol... I have an extra Voodoo Donut lying around... curious as what would mix well with it. If only there was a waffle/pancake-like beer.
  16. JulianC

    JulianC Aspirant (204) Mar 9, 2012 Illinois
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    Zombie Dust + Orange Juice... not 2 beers but a Dustosa nonetheless. Didn't invent this but it's tasty.
  17. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (452) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    2/3rds Southern Tier Pumking
    1/3rd Southern Tier Creme Brulee

    Bam, instant Pumpkin Pie, and yes, it IS fantastic.
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  18. pimpinmidget

    pimpinmidget Aspirant (296) Mar 20, 2012 North Carolina
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  19. BuckTuckian

    BuckTuckian Devotee (439) Dec 19, 2012 Kentucky
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    On draft at Old Chicago Pizza
    Irish Black & Tan. 50/50 Guiness & Smithwicks
    Gonna try some Old Raspy and Mad Elf at home tonight.
  20. UCLABrewN84

    UCLABrewN84 Poo-Bah (12,229) Mar 18, 2010 California

  21. kzoobrew

    kzoobrew Meyvn (1,167) May 8, 2006 Michigan

    Any Imperial Stout and B. Nektar Cherry Chipotle Melomel and you are golden. I went with Dragons Milk, just love it.
  22. pschul4

    pschul4 Zealot (562) Jan 7, 2011 Illinois
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    I like an amazing bourbon barrel stout (say BCBS) mixed with a well made saison (say something from HF) the yeastiness really makes an interesting flavor come out of the BCBS
  23. theHoff77

    theHoff77 Initiate (0) Aug 1, 2012 Minnesota

    I mixed Lagunitas Brown Sugga' and Founders Breakfast Stout last week. Turned out awesome.
  24. fehrminator

    fehrminator Disciple (349) Jan 26, 2008 North Carolina
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    Samuel Smith's chocolate stout w/ Samuel Smith's oatmeal stout = Samuel Smith's English breakfast stout. Yum.
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  25. illuminutteh

    illuminutteh Initiate (0) Dec 19, 2012 Washington

    I have been known to pour a shot of Russian Standard vodka into my beer from time to time...I don't have a name for it, it is just what I do...
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  26. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Why anyone would pour anything into a BCBS is beyond anything I can imagine...IMO
  27. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Terrapin - moo hoo / wake n bake
  28. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    Yeah, but WHY "nar" twice?
  29. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I've mixed IPAs and stouts in the past, but this thread reminded me of how I could finally drink those last two pumpkin beers that are sitting around.
  30. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

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  31. WassailWilly

    WassailWilly Initiate (0) Sep 8, 2007 New York

    I did a Narwhal and Cele back a month or so ago..Wasnt bad
    Not great either but I know this mixing thing has been around forever !!!
    May need to try a few more one day..
  32. mweso2000

    mweso2000 Disciple (389) Apr 10, 2010 Georgia
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    I am thinking of trying a Dale's Pale or Devient Dale's with Ten Fidy. Craft version of a black and tan
  33. davey101

    davey101 Meyvn (1,080) Apr 14, 2009 Connecticut
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    Thats too bad. Its my favorite beer and i love to mix it with things. Its only beer dude, theyll keep making it.

    This was phenomenal by the way. I highly recomend it!
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  34. lonewolfcry

    lonewolfcry Zealot (561) Dec 7, 2007 Minnesota
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    Like I said at the end of my sentence, it was just my opinion (IMO)....

    It probably was a good mix, but I don't see myself anytime soon, bring able to afford enough BCBS to warrant the experiment (I would be too bummed if it failed).

    By the way - curious to know - did you top it with some nutmeg?
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  35. joshpoop

    joshpoop Initiate (0) Sep 20, 2007 Connecticut

    Not two beers but Old Rasputin and Pinot noir. Maybe more of a 2:1 than 1:1.
    It's awesome.
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  36. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

    If you dont get it then you just dont get it... Sorry.
  37. Siggy125

    Siggy125 Devotee (457) Nov 10, 2006 California
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    Pulled off a pretty nice blend yesterday for a bottle share. In a 64oz growler, blended 2x 22oz ST Choklats, 2 12oz 's Bourbon County, then added a few tbsp of jalapeno infused Knob Creek bourbon.

    Guess which beer the crowd talked about the most?
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  38. smitherz22

    smitherz22 Initiate (0) May 8, 2012 California

  39. Stinger80OH

    Stinger80OH Crusader (740) Nov 11, 2011 Ohio
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    Great Lakes Christmas Ale and Great Lakes Blackout Stout: Christ is Black
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  40. LeRose

    LeRose Meyvn (1,192) Nov 24, 2011 Massachusetts
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    I had never thought of this. Seems a risk versus reward thing, but maybe it is a new opportunity. Beer mixology shouldn't be any different than mixing any other drinks, cooking with beer, or beer pairings with food. Seems to me it pushes the envelope and adds to the legitimacy of beer in general. No different than the brewers pushing the limits and experimenting. The challenge would be understanding the flavors and figuring out what goes with what, but I reckon all those expensive mixed cocktails evolved the same way.

    Will say initially, the purist in me had the WTF moment, but thinking about it changed that initial reaction. It is a choice, after all.
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