Blending Beers: Share Your Experiments

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

  1. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,512) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina
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    Outside of black and tans I've never mixed beers, but it sounds interesting.
  2. ASUBeer

    ASUBeer Aspirant (212) Nov 4, 2011 North Carolina
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    I keep meaning to blend 1/2 BCBS with 1/2 KBS. I imagine that will be tasty.
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  3. Soneast

    Soneast Crusader (746) May 9, 2008 Wisconsin
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    I'll bet. Serendipity and BCBS is also an awesome blend.
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  4. jderosia603

    jderosia603 Initiate (0) Jul 17, 2012 New Hampshire

    We did 50/50 of Heady and PTE at a tasting. Wasn't any better than either of it's parts by themselves.
  5. rowingbrewer

    rowingbrewer Champion (849) May 28, 2010 Massachusetts
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    Sam cherry wheat and southern tier choklat

    But it would be better with new glarus
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  6. JCam9981

    JCam9981 Initiate (0) Nov 30, 2011 North Carolina

    1/2 Great Lakes Blackout Stout mixed with 1/2 He'Brew Jewbelation 16 - called it "Sammy Davis Jr." Pretty damn tasty - reminded me slightly of Hardywood Gingerbread Stout.
  7. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    I couple I've tried recently

    Troeg's Java Head Stout w/ Troeg's Troegenator (aka The Javanator) - Good

    Southern Tier Choklat w/ Southern Tier Pumking - Tasty in small doses, but cloyingly sweet.

    2013 Boulevard Rye-on-Rye w/ 2012 Hardywood Park Gingerbread Stout - Delicious

    Hoff Ten Dormaal Barrel Project #2 (Cognac) w/ De Struise Black Albert - I was really drunk, but I remember it being a nice balance.

    2004 Thomas Hardy w/ 2009 North Coast Old Stock Cellar Reserve - Mind-bendingly Delicious
  8. drinker36

    drinker36 Initiate (0) May 19, 2010 Michigan
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    Neapolitan Beertail. Tried it after seeing it on Drinking Made Easy. Great Show and Great Drink!

    From their website (attributed the Bier Baron Bar in DC):

    Belgian White
    Chocolage Stout

    -Mix Framboise and Belgian White into 2/3 of glass. Float Chocolate Stout on top.

    This thread makes me think I want to try this one again with a Vanilla Stout and try to layer the 3.
  9. Zimm

    Zimm Initiate (0) May 18, 2012 New Jersey
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    Terrapin Moo Hoo Milk Chocolate Stout and Wake n Bake Imperial Coffee Oatmeal Stout. That combination is delicious!
  10. PieOhMy

    PieOhMy Devotee (419) Feb 23, 2013 Minnesota

    You're talking about the Coors Light, right?
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  11. yamar68

    yamar68 Initiate (0) Apr 1, 2011 Minnesota

  12. legend8706

    legend8706 Initiate (0) Oct 31, 2012 Virginia

    Once we mixed Black Tuesday & White Chocolate to create a unique Black-n-tan and I must say that was one tasty concoction! Expensive to say the least but a good experience!
  13. Tmonk13

    Tmonk13 Initiate (0) Mar 13, 2012 Pennsylvania

    3/4 Pumpking with 1/4 of FBS, Breckenridge Vanilla porter, ST Chocolat or ST Creme Bruele. all mighty tasty.
  14. epk

    epk Initiate (146) Jun 10, 2008 New Jersey

    Fun! I like it. I've done some framboise into each of those separately, but never have I made a half and half that way.
  15. cnbrown313

    cnbrown313 Disciple (351) May 29, 2012 Illinois

    I've mixed Lindeman's Framboise with the Samuel Smith's Chocolate Stout. It was pretty good, but I bet it would be better with a better framboise...
  16. Beerd_O

    Beerd_O Initiate (0) Feb 6, 2013 Michigan

    Founders Breakfast Stout + Backwoods Bastard = Bastard's Breakfast.....its a favorite of my crew and it is excellent.
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  17. Longstaff

    Longstaff Initiate (0) May 23, 2002 Massachusetts

    The other day I was mixing Widmer Drifter with homebrewed barleywine to make imperial red ale - that was pretty good.

    Since I love Sucks and Flower Power, I figured it would make a great blend. It didn't, just cancelled out what was good about each beer.
  18. alex_hart

    alex_hart Disciple (355) Feb 28, 2013 Oklahoma

    It is my favorite mix I have tried to date. Definitely one you wont be disappointed in (i hope). cheers!
  19. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    Never had either one, but that seems like a fantastic mixture! ... Did you add the coors light too? lol
  20. Cvescalante

    Cvescalante Initiate (0) Dec 24, 2012 Texas
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    I've only experimented using half ass beers, so the mixture has always turned out half ass.. For example: Full Sail "Imperial" Stout, and Monk's Cafe flemish red to get a sour imperial stout like Jester King Funk Metal. Funk Metal is delicious, but kinda pricey, so I tried to make a cheaper version. I'll stick to paying higher prices for higher quality from now on lol.
  21. MikeEhrmantraut

    MikeEhrmantraut Initiate (0) Aug 28, 2012 Tennessee

    50/50 Moohoo/Wake-N-Bake

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  22. VeganUndead

    VeganUndead Poo-Bah (1,547) Apr 25, 2012 Virginia
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    Hoegaarden + splash of Lambic = Dirty Hoe

    I'm completely serious
  23. DerekMorgan

    DerekMorgan Disciple (372) Jan 15, 2013 Massachusetts
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    2/3 Young's Double Chocolate Stout and 1/3 Lindeman's Kriek = Chocolate Covered Cherries
  24. TheNightwatchman

    TheNightwatchman Zealot (520) Mar 28, 2009 Pennsylvania

    Victory's Storm King mixes pretty damn well with Hop Devil. I had someone at the bar suggest it one night (they had both on tap), so I decided to try it.

    I've also had a chocolate stout mixed with a strawberry wheat of some sort (can't remember which breweries, as it was a few years ago), and that was quite good.

    I don't typically mix, but it's fun to try from time to time.
  25. cwreay90

    cwreay90 Aspirant (207) Nov 19, 2012 Texas

    I went half and half with chimay blue and arrogant bastard ale because a friend told me it was awesome... not so much lol

    BLACKENEDPLAGUE Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Ohio

    Almost poured half and half into Dogfish's Sah'Tea
  27. eawolff99

    eawolff99 Savant (961) May 10, 2010 Minnesota
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    Had Evil Twin's Yin and Yang blended in the tap at Mikkeller's Bar in Copenhagen -- absolutely amazing! Any time I see them on the shelf I pick'em up and do it at home...tasty!
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  28. randylangford

    randylangford Zealot (574) Jun 11, 2008 Pennsylvania
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    Dogfish Head 120 and WWS mixed 50/50 Awesome but i suggest only one.
    Gulden Draak and Gulden Draak Quad ... tastes like a great quad.
  29. jtierney89

    jtierney89 Initiate (0) Aug 15, 2011 New Jersey

    i did epic sour apple saison with epic brainless on peaches a couple times now and have loved it.
  30. kingofhop

    kingofhop Initiate (0) May 9, 2010 Oklahoma

    Mixed some Chimay Blue, with some Optimator, with some Torpedo, with a splash of High Life, once. In a .5 Binding Bier mug. Accidently on purpose, of course. It wasn't as bad as some of y'all would think. Wouldn't do it again, on purpose, but wasn't as bad as it sounds. Could have had sumpin' to do with my proximity to good music on me Itunes, coupled w/ me family gathered close and dear, tho. Nobody liked the sips, but me.
  31. LVbeernoob

    LVbeernoob Initiate (0) Apr 10, 2013 Pennsylvania

    I did a blending of Breakfast Stout with BCBS... closest I'm getting to KBS this year. I thought it got pretty damn good but I've only recently started venturing into the depths of craft beer. I'm sure to some altering Bourbon County is sacrilegious.
  32. GottaHaveMyHops

    GottaHaveMyHops Initiate (139) Mar 14, 2013 Minnesota
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    Have one bottle of each left... Remarkable enough to do the same??
  33. mellowmark

    mellowmark Aspirant (263) Mar 31, 2010 Minnesota
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    Breakfast Stout and Hopslam. Never again.
  34. GottaHaveMyHops

    GottaHaveMyHops Initiate (139) Mar 14, 2013 Minnesota
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    Was that on a bet?
  35. LiquidDegenerate

    LiquidDegenerate Aspirant (225) Nov 22, 2011 Florida
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    Heady and Abrasive 50/50 blend. Sum greater than parts, amazing.
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  36. Rogorama

    Rogorama Disciple (335) Sep 4, 2012 Indiana
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    blended kbs and cbs last year at DLD and it was wonderful.
  37. MarshallBirdhouse

    MarshallBirdhouse Devotee (463) Feb 19, 2013 Louisiana
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    Murda'd Out Stout + 2011 Dark Lord

    Good lord
  38. Captstrapper

    Captstrapper Initiate (157) Nov 19, 2011 Vermont
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    I'm by myself and I had Pliny, Heady and Abner, all fresh in my kitchen to figure out what was "the best" IIPA. I tried them individually in a small snifter. I got hop fatigue after the first round, so I started mixing them and was thinking to myself " I'm going to beer hell"!
  39. mocktm

    mocktm Devotee (441) Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
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    White Choc + BCBS = effing amazing
  40. AJ01923

    AJ01923 Devotee (414) Jan 1, 2013 Massachusetts
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    Lindemans Framboise + Hooegarden = Dirty Ho. It's actually better with Allagash though.