Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Let's Get Beer!

It's the summer season and that means much needed relaxation. And typically when I think of relaxing, I think of popping open a nice cold one. There are many great seasonal beers, and this Summer I'm going to attempt to try as many as possible. I'm going to start a new segment on here called "Lets Get Beer" and every Wednesday me and a couple of friends are each going to get a six-er of a beer they have never had before. Then I'm going to post them on here to keep a record of all the different beers! I'm not saying that I know that much about beer, or really anything for that matter... I just enjoy the different flavors.
We started this last week and I didn't really even think about posting it until a couple of days ago, but here it is.

Last week we bought some Bass Pale Ale and Guinness Draught to concoct our own Black and Tans. You may have heard of Yingling's Black and Tan, which is a good beer, but after you make your own the flavors don't even compare. Watching the draught settle on top of the pale ale was beautiful, and the taste as you turned up your mug mixing the flavors was outstanding.

I poured mine into a mug, however if you try this, it is recommended that you use a pilsner glass
 To make you own Black and Tan all you need is:

1/2 of a stout beer
1/2 of a pale ale
a spoon
a pilsner glass (or any glass)

First you pour in the pale ale at an angle (as to not make the beer foam)
Next you place the spoon upside down (the concave side is facing the beer) right above beer in the pilsner
Then slowly pour the stout over the spoon.
Your final product should look something like the picture above.

You can also adjust the amount of both beers to make it more Black than Tan or vise versa.

I hope you enjoy!... now lets get weird....

1 comment:

  1. Interesting post. I'm not much of a drinker, beer or otherwise, but I love testing out seasonal brews. I recommend the Sam Adams summer 12-pack. It offers Boston Lager, Noble Pils, Cherry Wheat, Belgian Session, East-West Kolsch (can't recall the 6th beer). I'm on board for pretty much any special Sam Adams or Great Lakes Brewery beers.