How to pour a Black ‘n’ Tan


A tradition in the Kelley house for the past 10 years is the Black and Tan. These can be spotted around here throughout the month of March! The Black and Tan served in the U.S. uses a Stout and an Ale layered together.

Fill a straight sided clear beer mug or glass half way with Harp Lager.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Black 'n' Tan
Using a Black and Tan spoon or an inverted tablespoon, pour Guiness Draught (Draught, not extra stout!) slowly on top of the Harp. Do this very gently.

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Black n' TanSt. Patrick's Day Dinner Black 'n' Tan

Okay, clearly, we don’t seem to have straight-sided beer glasses at our house! It still worked in a variety of glasses, including a margarita glass!

St. Patrick's Day Dinner Black 'n' Tan

The Guiness is more carbonated (and with a lighter gas mixture) and will float on top of the Harp. The result is striking. If you like good beer, this is a fun drink.

Black and Tans originated in England from what I can tell and are poured in the opposite order there so that they mix together. You can also buy ‘pre-mixed’ black and tans commercially. We prefer the layered version. Give it a try.

Enjoy!

Barb

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