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  1. #1
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    Default Black and Tan Recipes

    I had a great "Black and Tan" at a party the other night. The mix was 6 ounces of "Fat Tire" Ale and, of course, 6 ounces of Guinness.

    I was somewhat dubious of the concoction, but let me tell you it was pretty damn smooth.

    Yes, I know a proper "Black and Tan" should be made with Bass Ale and "Vitamin G", (Guinness Stout).

    BTW, It seems that the Ale component of the beverage must be of a higher specific gravity than
    the stout, so not every beer is a suitable partner with the
    Guinness.

    I have also heard that the B&T "pro" will pour the Ale in first and the Guinness in second. The pouring of the Guinness should also be accomplished with the use of a spoon into the mix glass, (A long-handled spoon works best,... for example an iced-tea spoon), so that you get the separation of the two different beers .

    So gents, here's my question: What is your favorite "Black and Tan" recipe?

    BTW, I have had a "Black Castle" or two in my time...a mix of Newcastle Ale and Guinness. Excellent stuff...

    DragoMan
    Last edited by DragoMan; 11-09-2011 at 04:41 AM.

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    Black Velvet (Snake Bite?) is a good one too, pear cider and Guinness.
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    My black & tan...first, drink a Guiness. Second, drink a good amber or pale.
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    I like Blacksmiths, Guinness and Smithwicks or my favorite twist, Extra Blacksmith-Guinness Extra Stout and Smithwicks. That new Guinness Black Lager is similar in taste to a Blacksmith, however. Check out the Lagerhead Brutul, http://www.brutul.com/, they also have recipes on their website. I bought my dad one. Honestly, after we have a few black and tans, we don't bother using the tool and just mix the beer in the glass .

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    Talk to pokeyguyjai - he was telling me bout his great recipes for black and tan pooches

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    I love a good "Black & Tan"...but recently visited a pub that serves "Black & Blue"...Guinness & Blue Moon...

    Has anyone had one??? I like an ice cold Blue Moon...but fruited beer and Guinness???
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    Best Black & Tan I have ever had was at Epcot at the Rose and Crown Pub. Everything was UK strength. Awesome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jack Rumbaugh View Post
    Best Black & Tan I have ever had was at Epcot at the Rose and Crown Pub. Everything was UK strength. Awesome.
    You should go to Raglan Road Irish Pub in Downtown Disney, great beer, best bread pudding I've ever had and live music and dancing on a stage that was the pulpit from a church in Ireland.

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    Learn something new every day here in that black and tan is a good drink. I had thought that a Black and Tan was either a dog or a member of the troops brought in by the English to fight the Irish Republicans during the 1920's.

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    Another good half and half is Guinness and Harp.

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