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The Black and Tan has become a popular beer drink. It is a layered drink of a pale ale (ie. Bass, Boulevard, Sierra Nevada) on the bottom and Guinness Stout on the top. These two beers make a perfect "black and tan" layer in the glass if they're poured correctly. Because of this drink many bar taps with stout will have a Black and Tan spoon attached, which is the key to those great layers. As you drink this beer mix you'll find the two stay layered and that the finish is the complete opposite of the beginning.

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  • 8 oz Guinness Stout beer
  • 8 oz pale ale beer


  1. Pour the pale ale into a pint glass.
  2. Float the Guinness on top to fill the glass, by pouring it over a bar spoon (or Black and Tan spoon) over the pale ale.

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