Black and Tans are great beer drinks, but how do you correctly pour them? Here are the ingredients and the process that I show in the video:
- 1 Bass Ale
- 1 Guinness
- Metal Spoon (A soup spoon works best, but you don’t need one)
- Pint Glass
- Bend the spoon so that it the head can be lowered down into the pint glass. If you pour the beer over a non-bent spoon, it will run back down the handle and drop onto your table – not good. Bending it also allows you to provide a gentler pour since the spoon will be closer to the Bass.
- Pour the Bass into the glass so that it fills up halfway or a little more. Pour it faster than usual since you want a big head that will provide a nice cushion for the Guinness to sit on.
- Lower the spoon into the glass just above the Bass and against the side of the glass. Very slowly pour the Guinness over backside of the spoon so that it trickles over the side, hitting the glass on the way down.
- Finish pouring the Guinness until the beer reaches the top, then give it a few seconds to settle.
That’s it! Now it’s your turn.
Have you ever made a black and tan?
p.s. You may have noticed the other beers I had on the table. My videos have been in desperate need of color, so to try something new I decided to display some of the recent craft beers that I’ve had. This is to 1) liven up the set and 2) hopefully display some beers that people will recognize. So if you’ve had one of the ones that I display, go ahead and mention it in the comments. We’ll see how this idea works.