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Black and Tan Recipe


Black and Tan Beer Drink

Black and Tan

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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. As you drink this beer mix you'll find the two stay layered and that the finish is the complete opposite of the beginning.

This drink has transformed modern bar taps and many are now decorated with a Black and Tan spoon, which is the key to those great layers of this and similar beer drinks.

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Prep Time: 3 minutes

Total Time: 3 minutes

Yield: 1 Drink



  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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