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Mixing Beers

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by jdrum, Mar 23, 2012.

  1. WankelEngine

    WankelEngine Initiate (0) Mar 28, 2011 Illinois

    One of my favorite things to do is mix a nice, robust stout with just a tiny splash of kriek or other fruity beer. Just a splash! Quarter to half an ounce into 12oz of stout. It adds a great fruit flavor on top of the stouts roasted or chocolate flavors. Delicious! Pretty much the only good use for Lindemans (its more candy that beer) that I can think of.
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  2. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,568) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Nightstalker and Lindemans Framboise. The wife fell asleep with half of her bottle of framboise left so I got creative. The roast, citrus hop character, and sweet raspberry made quite the dessert beer.
  3. aasher

    aasher Poo-Bah (2,568) Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    If I am ever gifted another bottle of MF Ill have to try that.
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  4. xxcarpxx

    xxcarpxx Initiate (0) Jan 13, 2011 Alabama

    1/2 FFF Zombie Dust and Good People Snake Handler is a great mix....we call it Zombie Handler..
  5. ABisonEgo

    ABisonEgo Initiate (0) Jan 31, 2012 Illinois

    southern tier choklat and pumking is fantastic. but i also did a founders breakfast stout and a kentucky bourbon ale (about 3/4 to 1/4) and that turned out just grand
  6. cnez138

    cnez138 Initiate (0) Mar 1, 2011 Michigan

    Recently my friends and I have been mixing some of our favorite beers trying to come up with some great flavors. I think i might have stumbled on to something awesome. Mixing Rouges' Hazelnut Brown nectar and Sam Smiths organic chocolate stout I have found my go to mix. I recommend trying this blend. Is there any blend that is your go to?
  7. Oneinchaway

    Oneinchaway Initiate (118) Jun 12, 2011 California
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    Lagunita's Brown Shugga with Alesmith's Speedway Stout was tasty when I tried it a year ago.
  8. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    I don't mix beers often, but when I'm strapped for cash I'll buy the big bottles of Sierra Nevada Pale Ale and pour Samuel Smith Oatmeal Stout over it.
  9. Derranged

    Derranged Devotee (479) Mar 7, 2010 New York

    Once I mixed 75% Mamas Lil Yella Pils and 25% of a slightly outdated Arrogant Bastard. Wasn't bad.
  10. BB1313

    BB1313 Poo-Bah (2,509) Jul 16, 2009 Ohio

    Great Lakes Christmas Ale + GL Blackout Stout is awesome. Samething for Thirsty Dog 12 Dogs of Christmas + TD Siberian Night. Pumpkin Ales and Imperial Stouts go really well together too..
  11. Schwantz

    Schwantz Initiate (0) Dec 16, 2012 Florida

    Ok...never done this but you have my attention. Tell me more.
  12. iKasey

    iKasey Initiate (0) Sep 2, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Funny, when I was at Lagunitas one of the bartenders had me try mixes between Brown Shugga with Dogtown Pale Ale, with Cappucino Stout then with Wilco Tango Foxtrot. It's a good mix brew, for sure.
  13. TheBeerAlmanac

    TheBeerAlmanac Savant (967) Mar 3, 2011 Kentucky
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    If, for some reason, I only have access to a crappy light lager, dash of buttershots and dash of amaretto does it up nicely.
  14. gkatsoris

    gkatsoris Initiate (0) Jun 27, 2007

    Stone RIS & Double Simcoe
    DFH 120 & DFH WWS
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  15. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Definitely, i found you can pretty much mix anything with any Lagunitas, and you'll come out with something tasty.
  16. JoeBloe

    JoeBloe Zealot (501) Nov 16, 2007 New York

    I did this once and woke up in the "future".
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  17. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    Victory Dark Devil = Victory Hop Devil and Victory Storm King Imperial Stout awesome mixed beer.
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  18. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
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    Recently tried Lou Pepe Framboise and BT 12 and it was fabulous. Anyone got any original ideas for some blends? I am feeling like blending might replace blinding beers as my goto hobby-inside-a-hobby.

    Bonus points for not regurgitating obvious things like WWS and 120 Minute (not that good) or Guinness blends you have seen on a menu somewhere. I am primarily looking for inspiration for things that folks who have too much beer access can do to elevate or at least entertain. Cheers
  19. Gonzoillini

    Gonzoillini Meyvn (1,144) Oct 15, 2008 Illinois

    Nate Nelson coined the fabulous Pam Grier which is Black Tuesday / Fou Fone. Everyone who had it at KBS day was impressed.

    My favorite blend of all time is 45% BCS / 45% Dieu de Ciel Aphrodite and 10% Raspberry Tart.

  20. lpteague

    lpteague Initiate (124) Dec 11, 2009 North Carolina

    this will probably fall into the category of 'obvious', but is handy if you ever buy the Sam Adams mixed packs: Cherry Wheat + Cream Stout is a pretty good way to get rid of Cherry Wheat.
  21. CA_Infidel2o9

    CA_Infidel2o9 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2012

    Lagunitas Brown Shugga & Deschutes Obsidian was pretty damn tasty. I bet Sucks + Abyss = OMFG...
  22. Northlax3

    Northlax3 Initiate (85) Aug 19, 2012 New Jersey
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    There REALLY needs to be a main topic for this subject. The third beer mixing thread of the day, and i havent been on much today.
  23. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
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    Little did I realize when my BT allocations landed recently that they would primarily be used for blending with sours! I will definitely try the hi five special.

    The latter sounds pretty good as well. What about the new whale Belgian Red blended with BCBS and 1/4 shot of rye? Get it at BEINNYS!
  24. maxk

    maxk Initiate (0) Nov 8, 2008 Massachusetts

    One of my all time favorites is LH Milk Stout Nitro and Smuttynose Finest Kind IPA. I just tried a Lindeman's Framboise with one year old Brooklyn BCS, that was pretty delicious.
  25. ChanChan

    ChanChan Devotee (469) Dec 12, 2009 California
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    Lindemans Framboise and some Patron!! That's almost like some Lou Pepe right?
  26. pearljam118

    pearljam118 Aspirant (295) Jul 5, 2008 Pennsylvania

    Too risky. Sometimes less is more. I don't drink the uber rare shit every night but I'm not going to chance messing up already good beer.
  27. seeswo

    seeswo Initiate (0) Jan 10, 2010 Ohio
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    I was hoping it would be clear that there was a tongue-in-cheek element about blending harder-to-come-by beers, but apparently the No Fun Zone of BA strikes again. Back to FB.
  28. Mothergoose03

    Mothergoose03 Poo-Bah (1,991) May 30, 2005 Michigan
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    I've never tried this but it seems like a blend of Southern Tier's Choklat with something that is raspberry or cherry would be tasty. I'm thinking New Glarus' Raspberry Tart or their Wisconsin Red, but those two are so limited in their distribution that alternates would have to be found.
  29. Circleo12

    Circleo12 Devotee (450) Nov 12, 2012 South Carolina
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    2/3 rds ST Pumking, 1/3 rd ST Creme Brulee = Pumpkin Pie. You'll thank me later
    1/2 Terrapin Moo Hoo, 1/2 Terrapin Wake n Bake = Chocolate Coffee
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  30. DrStiffington

    DrStiffington Meyvn (1,083) Oct 27, 2010 New Jersey
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    I have done the DFH and WWS (with another person) as a jacked-up black and tan. Not bad, really. I've also mixed plenty other IPAs and stouts to make my own black and tans. All mix pretty well, kind of taste like black IPAs.
  31. ao125

    ao125 Initiate (0) Dec 1, 2010 Virginia

    Most recent for me was Boulevard Rye on Rye mixed with Hardywood Park's Gingerbread Stout. Delicious, and I think I prefer it to the Bourbon GBS from HWP.
  32. Lerxst

    Lerxst Defender (617) Jun 17, 2005 Florida

    50/50 of Stone IPA and Oaked Arrogant Bastard was very tasty.
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  33. imduffman

    imduffman Initiate (0) Oct 22, 2012 Ohio

    creme brulee and pumpking 25/75. pumpkin pie with whipped cream..
  34. RockAZ

    RockAZ Disciple (371) Jan 6, 2009 Arizona
    Beer Trader

    Strongly flavored stouts mix pretty well with many other brews - some of my favorites to blend in are Lambics, Grand Cru Quads, and Stoli Vanilla Vodka.
  35. mocktm

    mocktm Devotee (437) Jan 3, 2011 Virginia
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    White Choc and GI BCS is heavenly. Also curious to try mixing the Boubon County with Creme Brûlée...maybe the closest thing to Vanilla we'll ever see?
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  36. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    there a cheaper and better ways to be cheap - but a citrusy, piney pale with a minerally oatmeal stout? I'd rather neck back a bucket of horse crap
  37. HeyJim

    HeyJim Initiate (0) Sep 22, 2012 Pennsylvania

    Enjoy your horse shit, I guess, and I'll continue enjoying what I believe to be a tasty mixture.
  38. Porkhustle

    Porkhustle Initiate (0) Dec 6, 2012

    Here here. Enjoy
  39. Smurf2055

    Smurf2055 Initiate (0) Nov 12, 2011 Washington

    Dave + Busch Light
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