Brewery invents "Reverse Guinness," a white stout with black head

Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by darktronica, Oct 8, 2019.

  1. darktronica

    darktronica Poo-Bah (2,215) Aug 29, 2014 Indiana
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    Picture as a teaser, rather than quoting the article. Some of the other pictures look... less off-putting? Quite curious how this was accomplished. Let's hear your theories, industry pros and homebrewers. I've long wondered what determines the precise color of a beer's head, given that some are quite divergent from the liquid's color, and beers with the same base SRM can have wildly different head color. These folks seem to have cracked the code and then abused the hell out of it.

  2. BrewsOverHoes

    BrewsOverHoes Crusader (795) Nov 17, 2013 Georgia
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    I’d be in to try it.
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  3. Ffenski

    Ffenski Devotee (400) Apr 24, 2008 Ohio

    Looks very cool, but to get a black head from a white ale (or any ale for that matter), I'm thinking a lot of adjunctive adjuncts of adjuncts were used. Especially coming from 'Team Toxic'.
  4. nc41

    nc41 Poo-Bah (1,938) Sep 25, 2008 North Carolina

    Doesn’t look appetizing to me.
  5. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (664) May 3, 2016 Illinois

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  6. eLMsITYbUM

    eLMsITYbUM Initiate (89) Oct 24, 2007 New Hampshire

    Don't really know how they did, but would try one. Seems a bit of a gimmick and they lost me talking about how insta...... That was my first thought when I saw it, honestly. The true question here is how soon until someone replicates it for the masses?
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  7. rgordon

    rgordon Savant (973) Apr 26, 2012 North Carolina

    I'm blinded by science, Mr. Dolby.
  8. bbtkd

    bbtkd Poo-Bah (2,729) Sep 20, 2015 South Dakota
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    Could be racist
  9. RobHB

    RobHB Initiate (97) Aug 20, 2017 New Jersey

    My first thought: That's a weird looking candle.
  10. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Me neither but if I can find a single, I'd try it. If I finish it or drain pour it, at least I would know what my palate thinks.
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  11. PapaGoose03

    PapaGoose03 Poo-Bah (2,487) May 30, 2005 Michigan

    Maybe a roasty-flavored black dye in the CO2 tank that rises to the top of the glass as foam? But the white part, I don't have a clue.
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  12. Bitterbill

    Bitterbill Poo-Bah (6,827) Sep 14, 2002 Wyoming
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    Ha. I will never see it. 1200 Liters brewed....
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  13. stevepat

    stevepat Crusader (766) Mar 12, 2013 California

    they kinda lost me with the 'team toxic' moniker but the look of the glass fits and I'd call it a world class gimmick. Tell me who isn't curious?
  14. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,084) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Love the gimmick but it looks gross.

    I'd try it.
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  15. dcotom

    dcotom Poo-Bah (2,267) Aug 4, 2014 Iowa
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    I call shenanigans.
  16. Snowcrash000

    Snowcrash000 Poo-Bah (2,195) Oct 4, 2017 Germany
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  17. Peach63

    Peach63 Aspirant (204) Jul 17, 2019 New York

    I'm a home brewer and I'm baffled! :thinking_face:
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  18. HouseofWortship

    HouseofWortship Defender (664) May 3, 2016 Illinois

    Can you achieve that pale color by going ridiculously overboard on flaked oats so you have tons of white flour-like stuff suspended in the beer? Then just add a pea flower mixture. Problem solved.
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  19. Ranbot

    Ranbot Champion (875) Nov 27, 2006 Pennsylvania

    Thanks for the link I had never heard of pea flower. The "Reverse Guinness" looks disgusting, but those other applications to mixed drinks are interesting. I would guess the same rainbow of colors [literally] would be applicable to beer too. Gimmicky as hell, but the gimmick is more fun than most.


    Who wants to place a bet on when a beer made with pea flower and glitter arrives on the market? :rolling_eyes::stuck_out_tongue:
  20. DeltaAgent

    DeltaAgent Aspirant (229) Jan 16, 2016 Pennsylvania

    The interface between the liquid and the head was very clearly made by an additive being applied to the top of the beer and/or the foam. An interesting visual stunt, though.
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  21. Roguer

    Roguer Poo-Bah (4,343) Mar 25, 2013 Georgia
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    My first thought: October 2nd seems to be waaaaay too early to start rolling out April Fools columns.

    That really does not look appetizing to me. I'm not saying I wouldn't try it if offered (ticker's gotta tick .... ), but .... yeah, it just does not look good.
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  22. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (467) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    I'll start a thread and open up a dialogue.
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  23. lester619

    lester619 Devotee (467) Apr 17, 2009 Wisconsin

    In all seriousness, that looks absolutely ridiculous.
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  24. ssamon

    ssamon Initiate (70) Mar 17, 2010 Massachusetts

    Better yet, have a White Nite from Angel City in LA...its a white stout that has all of the roasted coffee/chocolate notes you get from a traditional nitro stout but in a golden color. Its a mind bender when first see and smell it because it doesn't add up.
  25. Tommixx

    Tommixx Disciple (364) Aug 15, 2007 California

    The albino in the black hat (as opposed to the Guinness descriptor, “the blonde in the black dress”). Do the bubbles also rise to the top of the glass, to complete the reverse Guinness presentation?
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  26. barnzy78

    barnzy78 Poo-Bah (2,962) Jun 2, 2008 Illinois

    Looks disgusting. I'd drink it!:rofl:
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  27. rtrasr

    rtrasr Disciple (311) Feb 16, 2009 Arkansas

    I agree.
  28. ScaryEd

    ScaryEd Poo-Bah (1,943) Feb 19, 2012 New Hampshire

    The beer should be called "Interracial Blowjob"
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  29. SFACRKnight

    SFACRKnight Meyvn (1,349) Jan 20, 2012 Colorado

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  30. AlcahueteJ

    AlcahueteJ Meyvn (1,084) Dec 4, 2004 Massachusetts

    Couldn't you call Guinness the same thing?
  31. officerbill

    officerbill Disciple (347) Feb 9, 2019 New York

    Half way there

    (yes, I know it was an April 1st article)
    #31 officerbill, Oct 9, 2019 at 2:59 PM
    Last edited: Oct 9, 2019 at 3:05 PM
  32. BeerBobber

    BeerBobber Zealot (549) Nov 23, 2015 Nevada

    The look is kind of nasty but I would try it.
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  33. jesskidden

    jesskidden Poo-Bah (1,850) Aug 10, 2005 New Jersey
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    Yeah, that's the sort of "beer" I want to drink. :rolling_eyes:

    If a "macro" brewery responded about a beer in this manner, the geekery would freak out.
  34. Spikester

    Spikester Poo-Bah (2,167) Jul 14, 2007 Oregon

    Reminds me of the sewage sump at one of the dams I worked at.
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